Chevrolet Sonic RS

December 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

Chevrolet’s first attempt to make a hot hatch is not that hot after all.

It goes on sale in late 2012, after making its public debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The new RS amplifies the Sonic’s youthful style and driving experience with unique exterior and interior features matched with a 138-horsepower (103 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine. Sonic is the only vehicle in its segment to offer a turbocharged powertrain. The Chevrolet Sonic RS is offered exclusively in the five-door body style. Chevrolet’s exclusive MyLink infotainment system is standard.

Chevrolet Sonic RS 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

Chevrolet Sonic RS exterior features

  • New front fascia with new fog lamp design
  • New RS-specific grille
  • New rear fascia
  • New rear spoiler
  • New rocker moldings
  • Unique mirror cap finish
  • Retuned sport exhaust with chrome outlet
  • Unique 17-inch five-spoke wheel design
  • Lowered and stiffened suspension with performance-tuned dampers
  • RS badging.

Sonic RS interior features

  • New front sport seats
  • New sport steering wheel with thicker rim and racing-inspired flat-bottom design
  • New shifter knob (manual transmission)
  • New aluminum sport pedals
  • Specific instrument panel cluster graphics
  • RS-specific interior trim color for the instrument panel and door trim inserts.