Chevrolet Sonic launched in North America
The next generation Aveo, Chevrolet Sonic has finally made it was in the North American Auto market. The rechristened version of all exciting Chevrolet Aveo will be available in select markets like Mexico and North America as against earlier speculation of widespread availability. As per the industry sources, if this next generation Aveo comes to Indian Auto market, it would carry the badge of Chevrolet Aveo only and will be considered as a variant. The B segment offering from the German manufacturer made its first appearance at Paris Motor Show with a badge of Chevrolet Aveo which then went for renaming and came out as Chevrolet Sonic. The car was targeted to a selected auto market.
Addressing the big event, Mr Chris Perry who is Chevrolet’s vice president of US marketing commented that the all new Chevrolet Sonic will refresh the small car portfolio of the company and thus it is gifted an exclusive name so that it wears a separate identity. He appraised the car claiming it to be the best in class option in terms of space, style and youthful features.
For now the company has not disclosed any information on the engine power, capacity and price range. But if speculations are to be believed, next generation Aveo will come loaded with a four cylinder diesel and petrol engine. Moreover it is expected that it will have two versions with 1.2 litre engine giving 70 hp of power and second churning out 86 hp of power. It is quite possible that at a later stage, 1.4-liter engine giving 100 horsepower along with 1.6-liter version smoking out 115 horsepower may join the club.
The exciting hatchback from Chevrolet stable will carry the badge of Chevrolet Sonic in United States, Mexico and Canada. The manufacturing of this hatchback will start at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Michigan from the year 2011. A total investment of $545-million is made on the plant. The company is expecting good out of this new hatchback which is evident from the fact that it is claimed to give a new start to the company's small car segment.
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