The 2017 Chevy Sonic is getting a refresh, with Memphis and Palmetto drivers rumored to be gaining access to more powerful engines, additional standard features, and a more aggressive exterior design. Details are scarce, but you can read about what we know here, then stop by Cox Chevy to test drive any of the 2016 Sonic models already in stock today.
The new 2017 model is said to be sharing its platform with the current 2016 Chevy Cruze, which would deliver a lighter vehicle with a sturdier foundation, making it safer and more fuel efficient. The new Sonic is also expected to inherit a more aggressive stance with this platform, and will probably feature the attractive quad-headlamps and new hexagonal grille of current models, as well as smaller less obtrusive fog lamps.
Inside it’s said that the new Sonic will offer more upscale features as standard equipment with the driver information area said to be converting to a single LCD screen for a cleaner look, and the air conditioning and infotainments systems rumored to be moving toward standard equipment.
Spies tell us that the Sonic will also be trading in the old 1.4L and 1.8L engine offerings in favor of Chevy’s new 140-hp 1.5L inline 4-cylinder engine for the base models, and a turbocharged 1.5L for upper trims, which can make 160 hp and up to 180 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2017 Sonic should arrive in dealerships near end of the year, and is expected to be priced similarly to the current model, which starts at $14,345 for the base sedan.
The 2017 Chevy Sonic will continue to offer the 6-speed automatic transmission, although it isn’t clear if the manual transmissions will make it into production on the subcompact.
Chevy will also continue to equip the Sonic with the innovative OnStar system which, when equipped, provides drivers access to roadside assistance, directions, and local recommendations, as well as giving the Sonic the ability to create a rolling 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven users – a feature unheard of in other vehicles at this price point.
The Current 2016 Chevy Sonic is a dynamic vehicle that delivers an efficient pair of powerplants and abundant interior options, including:
To learn more about the 2017 Chevy Sonic and when Memphis and Palmetto drivers can expect it to arrive, contact Cox Chevrolet at (941) 749-2690. To test drive any of the capable Chevrolet vehicles currently in stock, visit our showroom at 2900 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL.
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