From Concept to Reality: Chevrolet Announces Sonic Dusk
Along with 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk and 2013 chevrolet Sonic RS, Chevrolet's subcompact seeks to fit all lifestyles
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet today announced production of the 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk sedan, designed to bring a higher degree of sophistication and refinement to the subcompact segment. The production intent 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk will be displayed at the SEMA Show, opening Oct. 30 in Las Vegas and leads a diverse range of stylized Chevy small cars."Just like we've done with Corvettes and Camaros, we're taking another one of our core products and adapting it to our customers' lifestyles," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "The reaction to the Sonic Dusk concept last year was overwhelmingly positive and proved customers are interested in a more-refined subcompact. We're moving quickly to bring 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk to Chevrolet showrooms."
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The SEMA show vehicle features a production-intent package
with ground effects, a rear spoiler and large, 18-inch aluminum wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish. Sophisticated touches lend the Ashen Grey 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk a refined, contemporary aesthetic. The upper and lower grilles, door handle inserts and rear license plate trim are finished with a matte appearance, while stainless steel lower window moldings add an upscale accent to the body.Inside, 2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk features Jet Black leather-trimmed seats with suede accents and Mojave tan inserts. Mojave accent stitching and tan-color door panel and instrument panel accents were designed to enhance the cabin's ambience. It is also equipped with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, which integrates a smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB – with the radio."With a year under our belt, we've learned our 2013 chevrolet Sonic sedan buyers are looking at exterior styling as a key purchase driver," said Cristi Landy, marketing director of Chevrolet small cars. "While the RS hatchback is our sporty interpretation of 2013 chevrolet Sonic, Dusk is a sophisticated, well contented option – both unique to this segment. It's all about choices and personalization."
2013 chevrolet Sonic Dusk is powered by the Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine, rated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance. The engine is mated with a six-speed transmission – and production models offer a six-speed manual or automatic.
The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic is positioned between the all-new Spark and the Cruze in Chevy's small car portfolio. As the only subcompact built in America, 2013 chevrolet Sonic comes with a segment-leading 10 standard air bags and leads in interior roominess. The performance-inspired 2013 chevrolet Sonic RS hits dealerships in late 2012 and features Chevrolet's exclusive infotainment system MyLink , with a seven-inch color touch screen radio capable of displaying smartphone-based music, videos, photos and contacts for hands-free calling. To learn more about 2013 chevrolet Sonic, visit the Chevy 2013 chevrolet Sonic Facebook page, follow on Twitter at @ChevyLife or check out letsdothis.com.
More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.