Chevrolet Sonic RS details unveiled
|   Saturday, August 25, 2012
Chevrolet has announced the prices of the Sonic RS range and the estimated starting price of the vehicle is close to $20,990 for the manual transmission. The automatic transmission starts close to $22,300 and both these models feature a six speed transmission.

The Sonic is inspired by youth and the chic design and youthful and powerful performance of this five doors hatchback has made it quite popular with the college goers. The interior is also done up in bright colors and it is in stark contrast to the exterior paint scheme.


The Chevrolet Sonic RS also packs in quite a lot of space with its rear seat folded and the car has enough leg and head room to accommodate six footers. Rear seat space is also surprisingly higher than most models in this segment.
The Sonic RS has a powerful Eco Tech 1.4 liter turbo engine at the helm and the engine produces 138 HP of raw power with torque figures of 200 Nm and the 3.53 suspension ratio is also responsible for the car's quick response in all gears and sporty performance.

General Motors is set to start productions in October at the Orion manufacturing facility which received a $545 million for up gradation. Sonic is the first sub compact vehicle from General Motors to be manufactured in America.

The Sonic RS features a whole new array of extended features and some of them are a new RS chrome grille, face lifted rear spoiler and fascia, upgraded moldings, bright new exhaust tips, an automated new sun roof, performance oriented dampers customized for performance, lowered and hardened suspension, all new 17 inch alloyed spokes and the RS badges.

The Sonics RS is available in a series of bright external colors like Summit White, Victory Red, Metallic Black Granite and Cyber Grey Metallic. The car is sports inspired and some of the features include a new leather finish gear knob with red stitches, a race inspired control panel theme, aluminum finish front pedals, Leather finish bucket seats with the RS badges stitched to it and a three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel.

Luxury features include My Link connectivity, a music console, satellite radio with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Smart phones can be connected to the system and the console features advanced voice recognition and six speakers for integrated musical session.

The Sonic RS produces enough torque at low RPM and the engine is connected to a six speed manual / automatic transmission which provide the Sonic RS with performance higher than the non RS models.

A Macpherson front suspension compliments the engine's performance and this is also useful for off road experiences although the car is not equipped to tackle all off road conditions. The Sonic RS is the only model which features four wheel disc brakes with sensors at each of the four wheels to monitor road conditions.

The car balances the braking capability of the car by monitoring the weight on the wheel. This is a new technology and Chevrolet has implemented it quite well.
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