The subcompact vehicle that was known as the Chevrolet Aveo is now the Sonic. Debuting in 2011, the second generation Aveo is marketed globally as the ''Chevrolet Aveo'', but Chevy marketing team has decided to replace the Aveo nameplate in North America and Mexico with new Chevrolet Sonic moniker.
Coming as either four door sedan or five-door hatchback, the Sonic was officially unveiled at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Under the hood the Sonic has a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing 135 horsepower or an optional turbocharged 1.4-liter motor producing 138 horsepower. The vehicle comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and six-speed automatic transmission to choose from. The automaker says that the 2012 subcompact Sonic will achieve up to 40 mpg highway when it hits the market.
The new Chevrolet is more than 2 inches longer in wheelbase than current Aveo. The new vehicle features stylish dual-element grille, motorcycle-inspired twin-headlamps, and round tail lamps. Both versions ride on 17-inch alloy wheels. As for the interior, it was modified to provide more space for the passengers. Chevy Sonic comes with a sunroof, heated front seats, and a number of other options including Bluetooth and USB connectivity.