- Small car with aggressive, youthful design in five-door and sedan models
- Available Ecotec 1.4L turbo with an estimated 138 hp (103 kW)
- Engineered for agile, athletic ride and handling
- Smart connectivity features including MyChevrolet smartphone app
- Only small car built in America
- On sale now at Bob Maguire Chevrolet !!!
The all-new 2012 Sonic, available now at Bob Maguire Chevrolet, is a small car with a large array of features and amenities – with a starting price of only $14,495 (including destination charge). Its youthful, aggressive design is backed by turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling, combining to deliver an efficient and fun small car.
The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading, rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience.
“The all-new Chevrolet Sonic will offer our customers both practicality and fun,” said Michael Maguire, President of Bob Maguire Chevrolet. “The great design, latest connectivity features and performance ability of the vehicle are sure to make the Sonic a fast favorite among New Jersey drivers.”
Sonic’s highlights include:
- Available efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at an estimated 138 horsepower (103 kW) – 18 horsepower (14 kW) more than Ford Fiesta – that delivers competitive fuel economy. It’s the same engine used in the Chevrolet Cruze in a smaller, lighter package for a greater feeling of performance
- Standard Ecotec 1.8L engine paired with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions
- Ecotec 1.4L turbo available with a six-speed manual transmission
- Ride and handling tuned for the North American market; standard electronic power steering and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing
- Sedan offers trunk capacity that is greater than most compact cars; hatchback and sedan offer better rear-seat roominess than Ford Fiesta. With a rear seat that folds nearly flat, the Sonic hatchback has greater cargo capacity than Fiesta
- Connectivity includes OnStar with six months of Turn-by-Turn navigation. Available features include XM Satellite Radio, USB and Bluetooth functionality and MyChevrolet mobile application
- Remote start, heated front seats and sunroof, all rarities in the segment
- Comprehensive safety features include 10 standard air bags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response.
Chevrolet introduced the first production Z-Spec accessories for the 2012 Sonic, available soon at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ, an all-new small car hitting the streets this fall. The Sonic Z-Spec portfolio– which will be showcased at the New York International Auto Show – includes “Color Out” accent packages with contrasting-color exterior parts and graphics that express the car’s performance characteristics.
The Sonic, available soon at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ, combines a youthful, aggressive design with turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling. When equipped with an available, efficient 1.4L turbo, it is expected to achieve an estimated 40 mpg highway.
“The new Z-Spec accessories reinforce Sonic’s fun, youthful spirit,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “Customization is particularly important with the customers we believe will gravitate toward the Sonic, and we want to help them make their vehicle look exactly the way they want as easily as possible.”
The Z-Spec accessories will initially include body-color ground effects (with a silver exhaust tip), contrasting mirror caps and roof spoiler, contrasting upper and lower grille surrounds and a body graphics package, along with 16- and 17-inch painted alloy wheels. The ground effects kit features a front fascia extension, rocker panel extensions, rear fascia extension and silver exhaust tip.
Interior upgrades include aluminum sport pedals and sill plates.
Z-Spec also includes color accent packages in “Black Out” or “White Out.” These “Color
Out” packages, displayed on vehicles at the New York Auto Show, feature black accents on a Summit White Sonic and Summit White accents on an Inferno Orange Sonic.
“Sonic is a great canvas for customization, and Z-Spec offers a cohesive design with a family of factory-engineered accessories and graphics,” said Scheidt.
Z-Spec parts can be purchased individually, to suit customer tastes and budgets, or can be purchased as a complete package. When the parts are purchased with the Sonic and installed by the dealer, customers can roll the cost into their monthly payments.
Additional accessories will be available for the Sonic, ranging from the fashionable to the functional, such as chrome mirror caps and door handles to cargo nets and trunk trays.
Additional graphics packages also will be available in the future.
The accessorized Sonics on display in New York share traits with the Z-Spec concept versions of the Cruze, Spark and Volt shown at the 2010 SEMA show. For example, each wore ground effects kits, rear spoilers and Z-Spec-specific grilles, as well as ZSpec graphics.
Sonic (available soon at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ) at a glance…
The Sonic, available soon at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ, is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience.
Sonic is offered with an efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine rated at an estimated 138 horsepower (103 kW) – 18 horsepower (14 kW) more than Ford Fiesta – and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm), between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm. It is expected to deliver 40 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates pending).
A standard Ecotec 1.8L engine is paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, delivering an estimated at 135 horsepower (101 kW) and 123 lb.-ft. of torque (167 Nm) at 3,800 rpm.
The Sonic, available soon at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ, will be built at the Orion Assembly Center in Orion Township, Mich., making it the only subcompact to be built in the United States.
Starting as early as this September you will be able to get your hands on Chevy’s newest and hottest car: the 2011 CRUZE. Derived from the Cobalt (which was derived from the Cavalier…so, by process of elimination, the CRUZE is derived from the Cavalier), the CRUZE is one of the few Compact-cars that can create a Midsized-car presence, but stay priced in the Compact-car range. As of now, you can pick up a CRUZE for as little as $16,995. Prices do vary by trim level, with the highest trim level starting at $22,695, but for the most part the 2011 Chevy CRUZE will stay priced between $16,995 and $18,895.
“We believe the CRUZE can redefine the expectations for Compact-car owners and shoppers who are new to the segment, ” said Chevy’s Vice President of Marketing, Jim Campbell. “For the price of a compact car, CRUZE offers styling, safety features, roominess, amenities, and refinement of a much more expensive car.”
The base 2011 Chevy CRUZE features:
- 1.8 Ecotec engine
- Six-Speed manual transmission
- Ten airbags
- StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing
- Traction control
- Anti-lock brakes
- Collapsible pedal system
- Power rear-door safety locks
- Air Conditioning
- Power windows and locks
- Keyless entry
- Driver information center
- XM Radio
Some of the plethora of options the CRUZE offers:
- In-dash navigation system
- 40-gigabyte hard drive
- Pause and Play radio
- Downloading of audio CDs
- Transferring MP3 files from a USB memory device
- Pioneer Audio System
- Nine speakers
- 250-watt amplifier
- Heated leather seats
- Ultrasonic rear park assist
- RS appearance package
- Rocker moldings
- Rear spoiler
- Front fog lamps
Be on the look-out for this new, eco-friendly Compact-car! The arrival date for the 2011 Chevy CRUZE will be early September of this year, so stop by your local Chevy dealer to ask a Salesman about all of the CRUZE’s details.
The 1.6 Base model is only offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the top-of-the-line 1.8 SL comes only with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), Most of the other models come with the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or conventional 4-speed automatic.
A MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, with stabilizer bars front and back, is tuned for a comfortable ride while also maintaining maneuverability. All Versas have a front disc, rear drum brake arrangement; anti-lock brakes are included with 1.8 models but optional on the 1.6. Hatchback models are a little more versatile, with seats that fold forward easily to expand cargo space; the back seats don’t fold in most Versas, but top SL sedans get a split-folding back seat and trunk pass-through.
With either engine, the Versa performs reasonably well; 1.6 models are considerably lighter, so they don’t feel any slower. The manual transmissions shift easily and smoothly, and as for automatics, shoppers should take both versions-the CVT along with the conventional 4-speed-out for a spin and decide which one they like best; the CVT allows faster acceleration and offers the best EPA ratings, at 28 mpg city, 34 highway, but invites more engine noise.
The 1.6 Base model is about as simple as new cars come today, with no power windows or locks, no air conditioning and no radio either. The upgraded standard 1.6 model adds air conditioning. Meanwhile 1.8 S models include a 4-speaker sound system, cargo area lamp and adjustable rear headrests. On 1.8 SL models, there’s a 180-watt sound system with iPod interface, cruise control, keyless entry, power locks and windows, larger alloy wheels and electronic stability control. All Versas get front side-impact airbags and full-length side-curtain bags. The Versa 1.8 can be equipped with a Bluetooth hands-free interface, XM Satellite Radio and the Intelligent Key entry and ignition system and a Navigation/Satellite package will add an in-dash navigation system with 5-inch screen, to arrive late in the model year.