Chevrolet Sonic Review
Chevrolet Sonic is a hatchback car which was introduced in automobile market by the American automobile manufacturer General Motors under its flagship sub-division back in 2002. Sonic is also sold with the name pate of Chevrolet Aveo in many countries. The hatchback is designed with the motive to serve a sharp handling to driver with uniquely style exteriors and pleasant interiors. The subcompact car consists of Transverse front engine layout with a front wheel drive. Chevrolet Sonic positioned at the entry level sedan line-up is one of the more grossing cars of the line-up owing to its overall appeal.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Chevrolet Sonic is made available in 4 trims in Philippines automobile market as AT LTZ HB, MT LTZ HB, AT LS Sedan and MT LS Sedan. All the 4 trim levels of Sonic are mechanized by a single engine variant of 1.4-litres. The 1.4 litres engine of Chevrolet Sonic comprises of 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC with double CVC (Continuous Variable Cam Phase) capable which produces maximum power output of 100 PS with 130 Nm peak torque. Sonic basically works on Multi-point fuel injection system equipped in its engine. The hatchback accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 8.8 seconds time attaining a maximum speed of 202 kmph. The combined mileage of Sonic Hatchback is counted as 14.9 kmpl on an average.
Chevrolet Sonic hatchback avails HID headlamps in its front corners which are comprised of bi-functional halogen lights in it that produces a continuous beam of light and easily cuts through darkness. The intrusively carved lines flowing through its body with curved sculpture makes the car more aerodynamic in nature. The rear fascia of Sonic is embraced with rear spoiler which is roof mounted and LED high mounted stop lamps in it. The exterior mirrors can be manually adjusted and the door handles are body coloured as well. Sonic measures 4039 mm X 1735 mm X 1517 mm (L X W X H) externally with a long decent wheelbase of 2525 mm.
The 5 seater hatchback, Chevrolet Sonic avails a futuristic finish inside with a spacious cabin. The hatchback incorporates a sound system which consists of a touch screen display of significant inches for audio visual entertainment with CD, MP3 and Radio player in it provided with AUX and USB plug in in it. The touch screen display also emphasizes Bluetooth hands free recognition with GPS navigation in it. The rear seats after folding in 60:40 ratio enhances interior cabin space. The instrument cluster is embraced with ice blue colour combination that mesmerises you the most. The leather wrapped 3 spoke steering wheel consist of cruise and audio control buttons integrated on it.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Safety feature introduced by Chevrolet Sonic are include driver and front passenger airbags to protect them during a collision. The seat belts are integrated with pre-tensioners and load limiters to enhance your safety level. Child safety in Sonic is ensured by ISOFIX child restraints with child rear door locking system. Parking in tight spots is done easily with the help of Rear view camera. An efficient braking in Sonic is provided by anti-lock braking system in its all 4 wheels with electronic brake-force distribution. Rest of the safety features are Emergency brake assist and engine immobilizer.
Chevrolet Sonic hatchback is a blend of tidy package with an up-to-date safety and infotainment system but it surely needs to renovate its styling and increment the feature set, features where it is bettered by its rivals.