2012 sonic ebrochure_westphal_chevy_630.898.9630Document Transcript
Sonic LTZ Sedan shown in Silver Ice Metallic and Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in Inferno Orange Metallic (extra-cost color). Shown with available features.Be FIrSt.Dive in. Reach out. Look up. Dream. Do. Get something worth grinning about.Something fun to drive. Like the only available turbo in its class. Pile in. There’s room for more wIth SONIC.
Sonic LT Hatchback shown in Summit White with available dealer-installed body kit, graphics and other accessories.1 It earNed theSe StrIpeS When Lead Development Engineer John Buttermore gets behind the wheel of a Corvette, he’s bringing years of track experience into every curve and straightaway. So it came as no surprise that Buttermore would channel the same passion into developing the all-new Sonic.“Road racing has been a hobby for years, and our team expends a lot of effort tuning our Corvette to get the best performance. Working on Sonic is no different. You have a set of components and you do your best to maximize their performance.” As part of a group of engineers that drove cross-country to test the sedan and hatchback, Buttermore saw his share of challenges: “Whether it’s coming down or climbing those twisting mountain roads, Sonic was planted, secure. When you’re driving down roads with no guardrail on the side, it’s good to have a car that’s confident, responsive and just very rewarding to drive.” If Buttermore could describe Sonic in one word, it would be “fun.” “We have a lot of selling points on safety and fuel economy,2 which are sensible reasons to own a car, but at the end of the day, you spend a lot of time in your car. We want everyone to enjoy that time. And fun is the best way to describe that feeling.” It’s been a long road, but this is one launch Buttermore is really looking forward to. “What’s rewarding about doing this is seeing all the triumphs, all the effort that goes into developing a vehicle and then seeing it all come together. We were very confident that these cars would perform well and they did. But what’s more rewarding is seeing it in person. You come with high expectations and then you get to look at what the cars can do, and point and say, ‘We did that.’ There’s nothing like it.” 1 Shown with graphics from an independent supplier and is not covered by the gM new vehicle Limited JOhN ButtermOre Warranty. gM is not responsible for the safety or quality of third-party supplier alterations. go to Lead deveLOpMenT engIneer www.chevroletgraphics.com for more details. 2 epa-estimated 29 Mpg city/40 highway with available 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
the mOSt FuN-tO-drIve Car 1 aNd It OFFerS 40 mpG hIGhwaySonic LTZ Sedanshown in Crystal red Tintcoat (extra-cost color)with available features. 1 epa estimate with available 1.4L turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
Sonic LTZ Hatchbackshown in Black.the hatCh IS BaCk—BaCk wIth a 60/40 SplIt-FOldING rear SeataNd a maxImum 30.7 CuBIC Feet OF whatever yOu’re OpeN tO 1Stay open, because you never know when you’ll be discovered. That’s what happened to Gentlemen Hall. These amazing Boston rockershad a ride straight to the top of the 2011 Billboard Music Awards as winners of the Chevy-sponsored “Battle of the Bands.” Backstageand behind the scenes, Chevy was there shining a spotlight in support of new artists who are just waiting for their big break. And what abreak it was. The ultimate gig. Put your hands together for Gentlemen Hall and discover their sound at facebook.com/chevysonic.1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
Chase away the morning chill with standard heated front seats on LTZ.SOCIal/Style maShup With this propeller-inspired design, vents direct the airflow to where you want it. Shift like you mean it. Opt for the available 6-speed manual transmission paired with the 1.4L turbocharged engine. grip the real deal. go for the leather- wrapped steering wheel on LTZ. The motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster not only looks good, it helps you look—fast. Sink into the comfort of perforated leatherette seats on LTZ.
onstar ®1 • automatic crash response • emergency services • crisis assist • stolen vehicle assistance • navigation • Hands-Free calling 2 • remote door Unlock • vehicle diagnostics • roadside assistancenavigation Hands-Free calling2 veHicle diagnosticsWith OnStar Directions & Connections,®1 Stay focused on the road with hands-free OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics automaticallystandard for six months, you can push calling from OnStar. It can be there when runs hundreds of diagnostic and maintenancethe blue OnStar button and get visual and your cell phone isn’t—whether you forgot it, checks on your vehicle and sends you monthlyvoice-guided directions via Turn-by-Turn the battery is low or you can’t reach it. email updates. It checks your vehicle’sNavigation. Forward directions to your Just one more way Sonic helps keep you engine and transmission system, antilockSonic from MapQuest® or Google Maps3 and your friends connected when your brake system and more, plus get updates onthrough eNav℠ too. cell phone can’t. recommended maintenance.
moBile apps mycHevrolet 4 Chevy is always there with this mobile app. onstar remotelink 5 Now you can stay connected to your Sonic, • mychevrolet 4 You’ll never get lost in a parking lot with even when you’re away. Using your smartphone, • onstar remotelink™5 a real map reminder. Want to schedule a you can check your average fuel economy, remote door lock/Unlock mobile remote start 6 service appointment? It’s done in a click. miles to empty and tire pressure.7 You can real-time vehicle stats And should you ever need help, roadside even lock and unlock your car and start your assistance is there 24/7. engine6—all remotely. a daSh OF everythINGpersonalinFotainment • available Bluetooth®8 wireless technology for select phones • available UsB port 9 and aux inputs • available siriusxm satellite radio10availaBle BlUetootH wireless UsB and aUx inpUtsBluetooth8 brings personal cell phone Sonic also allows you to stream your Plug in and play on when you insert yourconnectivity to your Sonic. Keep your eyes favorite audio services such as Pandora® iPod,®12 MP3 player or music-loaded f lashon the road and take all your calls at the and Stitcher SmartRadio™ 11 from drive into the available USB port.9 Or plugtouch of a button with steering wheel- your smartphone, through its available into the auxiliary input jack for a direct linemounted controls. Bluetooth convenience Bluetooth audio streaming feature. from your MP3 player to your stereo. Addis available for select phones. available SiriusXM Satellite Radio10 too.1 visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. 2 OnStar Hands-Free Calling requiresa Hands-Free Calling enabled vehicle, existing OnStar service contract and prepaid minutes or enrollment in a shared minutes plan. not available in certain markets. Calls may be made to the U.S. and Canadaonly. 3 google is a trademark of google Inc. 4 requires iphone or android platform. 5 requires iphone or android platform and active OnStar subscription, which is standard for six months. 6 requiresavailable remote vehicle starter system and 6-speed automatic transmission. 7 excludes spare tire. 8 go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 9 not compatiblewith all devices. 10 requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM. available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, d.C. visit siriusxm.com for details. 11 data plan rates apply.go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 12 ipod is a trademark of apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
at a GlaNCe Most available torque in its class Offers 40 Mpg highway1 a 2011 IIHS Top Safety pick available Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones2 The first and only car in its class with 10 standard air bags 3 StabiliTrak® electronic Stability Control SystemSonic LTZ Sedan shown in Silver Ice Metallic andSonic LTZ Hatchback shown in Inferno Orange Metallic (extra-cost color).head FOr hIGh GrOuNd wIth SONIC aNdadvaNCed hIll Start aSSISt teChNOlOGyIt can be an anxious moment, especially with a manual transmission. You’ve stopped for a red light on an incline, and as the light changes,you slowly slide backward. Horns honk and suddenly you wish you lived in Kansas. Well, we’re here to help, my friend. Sonic has a niftyadvanced technology feature called Hill Start Assist. How does it work? Basically, it helps by keeping the brakes engaged for a splitsecond while the driver transitions from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator pedal is depressed the brakesare automatically released. It’s designed to help prevent Sonic from rolling backward or forward on steep inclines or declines. After all,adventure always lies over the next hill.1 epa estimate with available 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission. 2 go to gm.com /bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.3 always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraints. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
JOaquIN NuñO-whelaNveHICLe CHIeF engIneer Vehicle Chief Engineer Joaquin Nuño-Whelan and his team took a no-compromise attitude throughout every phase of development and testing. The result? A ridiculously fun and sporty vehicle with 148 lb.-ft. of torque available—the most in its class. While driving Sonic cross-country to verify its performance, the team pushed it to extremes. Nuño-Whelan shares one such adventure. “We went up a severely steep road, a dirt road that had recently received a lot of rain. Neither of the two Sonics got stuck in the mud. At one point, there was a steep cliff on one side; on the other, we had a sheer rock wall. There was literally no room for error. It got a little hairy, but in the end, nothing was damaged. Sonic really impressed us. I have a really great feeling about this car.” “ SONIC took everything we threw at it—snow, ice, hills, mountains, dirt roads—and it ShINed. ”
chevy.com/accessories geT THe LOOk Sonic LTZ Hatchback shown in Silver Ice Metallic with available dealer-installed body kit and graphics.1 wavesBe bold. Be different. Stand out from the crowd. Sonic makes you unique with a variety of available graphics1 designed to turn headswhen you’re cruising down the strip. Standing still you’ll look sharp too, with dealer-installed white or black wheels, designed tocomplement your graphics. Inside, you can add Chevy Accessories like available doorsill plates to give stepping in a stepped-uplook. Finally, hit the gas in super style with an available Sport Pedal Kit featuring brushed aluminum covers with rubber grips.Whether you go indie with graphics or Chevy Accessories, be the first in your crew to put your spin on Sonic.1 Shown with graphics from an independent supplier and is not covered by the gM new vehicle Limited Warranty.gM is not responsible for the safety or quality of third-party supplier alterations. go to www.chevroletgraphics.com for more details.
Fabrics Jet Black/ Jet Black/ Dark Pewter-Color/ Jet Black/ Dark Pewter-Color/ Jet Black/Brick-Color Jet Black/Brick- Dark Titanium-Color Dark Titanium-Color Dark Titanium-Color Dark Titanium- Dark Titanium-Color Deluxe Cloth 2,3 Color Leatherette 3,4 Sport Cloth 1 Deluxe Cloth 2 Deluxe Cloth2 Color Leatherette 4 Leatherette 4Colors Crystal Red Inferno Orange Blue Topaz Cyber Gray Victory Red Summit White Black Silver Ice Metallic Tintcoat 5 Metallic 5 Metallic 6 Metallic 6 15" painted aluminum wheel 8 17" painted aluminum wheel 4 16" painted aluminum wheel 7 1 Standard on LS. 2 Standard on LT. 3 Includes Brick-Color instrument panel and door accents. 4 Standard on LTZ. 5 extra-cost color. 6 Late availability. 7 available on LT with Wheels and Foglamp package and 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. 8 Standard on LS and LT.
A safety philosophy thatBeFOre durINGWhat’s the best safety philosophy? Avoid a collision in the Sometimes, however, trouble finds you. And if a moderate tofirst place. That’s why we’ve equipped Sonic with numerous severe collision does happen, Sonic is designed to respondsafety features. It’s even been named a 2011 Top Safety quickly as the first car in its class with 10 StaNdard aIr BaGS .2Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Sensors throughout the vehicle determine how many airFrom the moment you set out on the road, technologies like bags deploy—including knee air bags for the driver and frontthe StaBIlItrak® eleCtrONIC StaBIlIty CONtrOl SyStem with passenger. Adding to this protection, the cabin is reinforcedtraCtION CONtrOl are at the ready. On slippery surfaces, with hIGh-StreNGth Steel throughout. Meanwhile, front andStabiliTrak helps you stay on course by detecting the rear “crush zones” are designed to compress in a controlleddifference between the path being steered and the direction manner, helping absorb and channel energy away from thethe vehicle is actually traveling. cabin. But our protective measures don’t end there. It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts enginetorque to help you keep your Sonic on track. What’s more, aFterFOur-wheel aNtIlOCk BrakeS help maintain control and Should a collision occur, crucial information can be instantlystability during hard braking by preventing wheel lockup. relayed to the OnStar® command center via ONStar autOmatICAnd eleCtrONIC Brake FOrCe dIStrIButION on the front disc CraSh reSpONSe .3 There, trained OnStar Advisors utilize GPSand rear drum brakes has panic assist to help optimize technology to pinpoint your exact location and can requeststopping power. Other advancements you can count on— that assistance be sent right away—even if you’re unableincluding daytIme ruNNING lampS and a tIre preSSure to respond. It’s part of ONStar dIreCtIONS & CONNeCtIONS ® 3mONItOrING SyStem 1—are just a few of the ways we help which is standard for six months, because nothing is moreyou avoid trouble on the road. important than your safety.1 excludes spare tire. 2 air bag inf lation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the air bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained.3 visit onstar.com for details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
n StaNdard n avaIlaBle — NOt avaIlaBleexterior 15˝ painted aluminum wheels lS n lt n ltZ — 16˝ painted aluminum wheels — n 1 — 17˝ painted aluminum wheels — — n 2 Compact spare tire n n n door handles, body-color n n — door handles, body-color with chrome strip — — n Foglamps — n1 n mirrors, outside manual-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding n — — hatchback mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, — n n manual-folding moldings, black beltline n — — moldings, chrome beltline — n n tire sealant and inflator kit — n 3 — wheels and Foglamp package: 16˝ painted aluminum wheels and foglamps — n4 —engines/ engine: eCOteC® 1.8l 4-cylinder with variable valve timing, 138 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque lS n lt n ltZ ncHassis engine: eCOteC 1.4l turbocharged 4-cylinder with variable valve timing, 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque transmission: 5-speed manual — n n n n n 5 transmission: 6-speed automatic n n n transmission: 6-speed manual 6 — n nsaFety & 7 10 standard air bags: driver and front passenger frontal, includes passenger Sensing System; front seat-mounted lS lt ltZsecUrity and rear seat-mounted side-impact, and roof rail head-curtain for front and rear outboard seating positions; driver and front passenger knee n n n Brakes, four-wheel antilock front disc/rear drum n n n hill Start assist n n n 8 OnStar with directions & Connections for the first six months n n n Stabilitrak electronic Stability Control System with traction Control and panic Brake assist n n n 9 tire pressure monitor n n n
interior air conditioning, single-zone manual lS n lt n ltZ n 10 Connectivity plus Cruise package: Cruise control, Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones, steering ® — — n 12 wheel-mounted audio controls, am/Fm stereo with Cd/mp3 player, uSB port 11 and Bluetooth audio streaming10 Cruise control — n 13 n driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, n n n tire pressure9 and oil-life monitor remote vehicle starter system14 — n 13 n Seats: Front bucket with height-adjustable head restraints, driver seat armrest, driver 6-way manual adjuster, n n n front passenger 4-way manual adjuster and rear 60/40 split-folding with outboard height-adjustable head restraints Seat trim, Sport Cloth n — — Seat trim, deluxe Cloth — n — Sedan Seat trim, perforated leatherette with heated front seats — — n Steering column: tilt and telescopic n n n Steering wheel: Sport, three-spoke n n — Steering wheel: Sport, three-spoke leather-wrapped — — n Sunroof: power, tilt/sliding with express-Open and wind deflector — — n windows: manual n — — windows: power with driver’s express-up/-down with anti-pinch feature — n n Ok, let’S Get tO It. Opt FOr SONIC hatChBaCk Or SedaN wIth perFOrmaNCe that’S kICked up aNd Style that’S trICked Out aUdio am/Fm stereo with equalizer, auxiliary audio input jack and four speakers lS n lt — ltZ — systems am/Fm stereo with Cd player and mp3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, radio data System (rdS),15 equalizer and auxiliary audio input jack n n — am/Fm stereo with Cd player and mp3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, — n 13 n auxiliary audio input jack, rdS,15 uSB port 11 and Bluetooth audio streaming10 Bluetooth wireless technology10 for select phones — n 13 n Siriusxm Satellite radio 16 n 17 — — Siriusxm Satellite radio with three-month trial18 — n n Steering wheel-mounted audio controls — n 13 ndImeNSIONS (IN.) maxImum CapaCItIeS Sedan Hatchback Sedan Hatchbackwheelbase 99.4 99.4 Seating Capacity (front/rear) 2/3 2/3Body width 68.3 68.3 Fuel Capacity (gallons) (approximate) 12.2 12.2Overall height 59.7 59.7 Cargo volume19 (cubic feet) 14.0 30.7Front track width 59.4 59.4rear track width 59.4 59.4Overall length 173.1 159.0 EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy City Highwayhead room (front/rear) 38.7/37.8 38.7/38.1 eCOteC 1.8l 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission 26 mpG 35 mpGShoulder room (front/rear) 53.4/53.0 53.4/53.0 eCOteC 1.8l 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission 25 mpG 35 mpGleg room (front/rear) 41.8/34.6 41.8/34.6 eCOteC 1.4l turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmission 29 mpG 40 mpG1 requires available Wheels and Foglamp package. 2 requires 1.8L engine. not available on Sonic LT sedan models equipped with the 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speedmanual transmission. 3 requires available 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission on Sonic LT sedan models. 4 requires eCOTeC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine.5 Late availability with 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. 6 requires available 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. 7 always use safety belts and restraints. Children are safer when properlysecured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information. 8 visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model andconditions. 9 excludes spare tire. 10 go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 11 not compatible with all devices. 12 Includes remote vehicle starter systemwhen ordered with available 6-speed automatic transmission. 13 requires available Connectivity plus Cruise package. 14 requires available 6-speed automatic transmission. 15 rdS functions onlywhere stations broadcast rdS information. 16 requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM. available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, d.C. visit siriusxm.com fordetails. 17 requires available aM/FM stereo with Cd/Mp3 player. 18 requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. available only in the 48 contiguous United States andWashington, d.C. visit siriusxm.com for details. 19 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
SONIC IS a New CONCept—It’S the ONly Small Car BuIlt1IN the uNIted StateS1 assembled in Lake Orion, MI, of U.S. and globally sourced parts.