The US automaker has recently taken the online wraps off the facelifted 2017 Sonic, set for a worldwide public debut later on this week during the New York Auto Show.
Kicking off on March 23 with the press preview days, the New York International Auto Show is packed with novelties, and the automakers keep adding new models to the unveil roster. The latest is Chevrolet which has announced plans to showcase the facelifted 2017 Sonic, a model labeled as a “more expressive, sporty take on the brand’s fun-to-drive small car.” The design tweaks for the exterior include a new front end with a clear inspiration coming from the Spark. The model has also brought a sculpted bonnet and refreshed projector-beam headlights that also pack optional LED daytime running lights. Summing up the changes, we also noticed the new back bumper, refreshed alloys designs, and a tweaked out color palette that now also adds Arctic Blue Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and Orange Burst Metallic.
There are no interior details yet but the 2017 Sonic is coming with a new instrument cluster and an updated MyLink infotainment system that has a seven-inch display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. New amenities include a power driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and Rear Park Assist. The feisty Sonic RS comes with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, piano black trim, and “RS” branded floor mats and as an optional extra, new red cloth seats. Powertrains include just two engine choices: a base 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower. The model is scheduled to reach dealerships this fall and pricing is tipped to begin at around $14,500.