The Chevrolet Sonic is a little inflatable vehicle, and does a lot of things right in a tough segment of drilling. A few years ago, Chevrolet could not keep enough on the dealers, but then, cheap gas arrived. And we’re back to buying big SUVs, trucks and some auto makers even feel the switch to the crossover is permanent.
This did not stop the development of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic, however, which was spied on testing in Detroit, Michigan by Autoblog. This particular test mule is a sedan, but we hope that a hatchback will be the grace of the Sonic again, too. Ditto for very cool exposed projectors.
The report suggests a three-cylinder engine could be offered alongside a four-cylinder naturally aspirated, and we expect the turbo variant to make a comeback as well. While the Sonic 2018 is being developed, GM is likely to finalize plans on its new home assembly.
Despite its role as an entry point into the Chevrolet range of sedans in America, the Sonic can be an urban runabout amusing little in the same vein as the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit. It is also incredibly efficient in fuel. Just say, then, that the Sonic is much better than the Aveo it replaces. And, as you can see from these spy plans, the next version of the Sonic is currently being tested in the winter climates of Detroit, Michigan.
The 2018 Chevy Sonic will be based on an updated Gamma platform that will be shared with the all-electric Chevy Bolt. Instead this is the car electric motor and the massive battery pack will either be a naturally aspirated four-cylinder or small turbocharged engine. Our spy shooters suggest a three-cylinder engine is also a possibility.