Not so long ago, Autoblog released a report that claims that GM decided to eliminate the slow-selling Sonic subcompact by the end of this year. Well, we need to refute statements describing the retirement of the car, just because the car manufacturer has no intention to do that at all. Instead, both the hatchback and the sedan will receive minor changes for the 2020 MY.
The changes will be barely noticeable from the outside, though. To be more precise, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is going to change its color options, and that’s whatever from the exterior. The subcompact will lose Orange Burst Metallic and Shock paints. However, the hatch will get all-new Oasis Blue and Cayenne Orange Metallic colors. Still, both of them will be an additional expense for prospective purchasers.
As far as we understand, there will be no changes inside the car. Okay, there will be one, though it’s not as essential for the cabin as it is for the powertrains. According to our experts, the 2020 Sonic will come without a manual option. Instead, the car will utilize one a six-speed automated transmission. The ‘box will be hooked to a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine efficient in delivering 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque and will send power to front wheels.
2021 Chevy Sonic Redesign
Rather of passing away, the subcompact car will be successful in getting a complete redesign. Nevertheless, allegedly, the second-generation 2021 Chevrolet Sonic will be various from its predecessor.
Judging by our sources, the company will get rid of the sedan variation, while the hatchback needs to receive a new, crossover-like style. That’s it; the subcompact will get a greater ground clearance and these-days popular SUV guise. Of course, the changes won’t be cosmetic only. Instead, the next-gen Sonic will change its architecture as well. The company will most likely utilize GM’s new VSS-F platform that will make the 2021 Sonic around 300 pounds lighter when compared to the existing model. The upgraded car will most likely get some new alternatives under the hood, in addition to a couple of equipment more as an option. We think that the company’s 9-speed Hydra-Matic might end up being optional.
Chevy’s subcompact car is going to get a range of new features too. First of all, the 2021 Chevrolet Sonic will be fitted with a next-generation MyLink infotainment system; plus, the car manufacturer will not skip the chance to include more GM Active Safety.