The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic Brings Big Plans to the World of the Subcompact
It’s only been a few short years for the young subcompact, but the precocious Chevy Sonic has already got plenty of people looking forward to the future of small cars. Thanks to a gracious reveal at this year’s New York Auto Show, it looks like we’ve got plenty of details about what’s in store for the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, and if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s the fact that Chevy hasn’t skimped one bit in improving an already loaded package.
Debuting to replace the Chevy Aveo in 2012, the Sonic carries with it a number of notable innovations and exclusive characteristics that make it interesting in a variety of unusual ways. For one, the Sonic remains the only subcompact car manufactured in the U.S., a shift from general automotive industry trend that’s earned the company plenty of distinction since the Sonic’s debut. The Sonic also offers buyers of these U.S. models a specially tuned suspension courtesy of Corvette Racing engineer John Buttermore. As part of Chevy’s push toward more efficient and environmentally-conscious processes, the Sonic is also finished off with Chevy’s pioneering ‘three-wet’ paint process, which cuts down on the carbon footprint of this manufacturing stage by 10 percent and uses an impressive 50 percent less energy to do the same job.
Now, Chevy proves that the upgrade of the 2017 Sonic has been a considerate and detailed process. After adding OnStar with 4G LTE, on-board WiFi hotspot, as well as some new engine and styling options for the 2015 model year, the company seemed hard-pressed to find some exciting ways to keep improving one of its most promising new entries. But improve they did indeed and this year continues to find Chevy adding a host of progressive features as well as a serious facelift. With its all-new look, the 2017 Sonic falls effortlessly in line with the sturdier, powerful styling of its siblings like the Cruze, Trax, and Bolt, while still maintaining plenty of individual character. A wide range of new available colors also makes the surface details of the redesign even more worthwhile than usual.
Moving on to other new details, we find that the interior aesthetics of the Sonic have undergone some pleasing transformation as well, shifting from the old digital display to a considerately styled new gauge layout complete with analog speedometer for starters. The infotainment system expands to include a 7-inch touchscreen, and safety features have been greatly expanded to include lane departure and forward collision sensors, a standard rear-view camera, and an available parking assist system. We’re starting to get curious about how so much accommodation can be packed into such a small car!
As few other subcompacts can claim to sport quite as much new technology and as many progressive features as the Sonic, we’re proud to say that we think Chevy is doing great work evolving the capabilities of affordable small cars in big ways. There’s surely much more news to come in regard to the arrival of the 2017 Chevy Sonic and you can bet there are plenty of other impressive Cheverolet vehicles available to easily compliment your search for the best options for your money. Of course, we’ll be available for you on both counts, here at Apple Chevy.