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Chevrolet Sonic RS 2013: sold from $ 25,060

After the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic offered in sedan and hatchback versions, here looks sporty declination RS 2013.

Available only in five-door hatchback version of the Chevrolet Sonic RS is not a high performance car, far from it, but rather a cheeky little that liberates more dynamic style, both outside and inside.

Efficient, economical and fun to drive, the RS version has a young address connected and active clientele who will appreciate the versatility of its cargo spaces

Here is the content of the press release issued by Chevrolet:


A high performance car five doors equipped with a Ecotec 1.4L turbo is launched this fall

The suggested retail price of the new Chevrolet Sonic RS 2013 equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox was fixed at $ 25,060, including shipping costs. The Sonic RS equipped with an optional automatic transmission has six speeds is available from $ 26,410.

The Sonic RS high performance displays a style and driving collars and offers exterior and interior features exclusive. The model is only available in five-door and offers generous space for rear seats and cargo area ranging up to 1,351 liters (47.7 ft?) When the rear seats are folded down.

The Sonic RS is powered by an Ecotec 1.4L turbo deployant power of 138 hp (103 kW) and torque of 148 lb-ft (200 Nm). The unique design of the manual gearbox has six speeds, or optional automatic transmission with a final ratio of 3.53, enhances the sports character of the vehicle.

Production begins in October the assembly plant of General Motors Orion Michigan. Sonic is the only subcompact made in the United States.

External features of the Sonic RS

The front fascia of the Sonic RS is equipped with a deep air deflector which enhances the character of the vehicle getter. The vertical air intakes at the edges of the fairing put in evidence the surbaisse profile and width of the vehicle, and house the fog lights. Other features:

Clean new front grille RS model

New rear fairing

New rear spoiler

New rocker moldings

Exhaust tip has intense luster

17-inch wheel design only five rays

Lowered and reinforced suspension with legs high performance power

RS emblem

A tilt and slide sunroof electric control with a quick opening and deflector function is optional

External colors: Victory Red, Summit White, Cyber ​​Gray Metallic, and Black Granite Metallic, a new high-end color for the model year 2013.

Interior Features of the Sonic RS

The interior is also etalage his penchant efficient thanks to the unique jet black to RS model. Here are some interior features:

Leather-trimmed front bucket seats with suede-finish microfiber inserts and red trim RS

New sport steering wheel three-spoke leather jacket with contrast stitching and lower part flattened

New shift knob shaft speeds leather with red stitching (manual gearbox)

Aluminum sport pedals News

Elements unique graphics in the instrument cluster

Chevrolet MyLink system serial

The MyLink system and an AM / FM / XM stereo (with three-month subscription to XM satellite radio) with search function / scan, digital, Bluetooth system for audio and for some phones, recognition Voice for compatible and six speakers series phones are offered in the Sonic RS.

In Sonic, the MyLink system works by integrating smart phone compatible media storage devices - Bluetooth, USB or auxiliary input - on the radio. This technology allows the driver to enjoy a friendly and personal connectivity, and allows it to safely store his smart phone.

The MyLink system is easy to use. The driver has only to select items from a menu that appears on screen touch: Audio, images and movies, telephone, smart phone and parameters. Each element of the menu displays a series of simple to select functions.

The models of teams Sonic MyLink system will be compatible to the Stitcher Smart Radio. The owners subscribing this service will establish a connection with their smart phone to access to these functions, among others:

PERSONALIZED playlists (music)

Telephony hands-free voice recognition Bluetooth from cell phone at the touch of a button on the steering wheel (visit / bluetooth for a list of compatible smart phones)

Video playback function USB connection when the vehicle is immobilized (Park)

Function of displaying a photo album slideshow via USB when the vehicle is immobilized and reading Few music in the background. When the vehicle is in motion, a single image display is possible

At a later date, BringGo, an integrated application to the MyLink system offering a full range of navigation functions - including traffic conditions in real time - will be offered at an additional charge. The new application offers the following functions:

Information on emergency services (fire police, and hospitals close)

Thousands of Points of Interest

Local search by Google

Positioning function (locator)

Traffic conditions in real time with reports of accidents, lane closures and itineraries bypass

3D maps

Possibility to store maps in the smart phone, giving access to sites and itineraries step by step, even if the cellular signal is weak - many GPS applications do not allow the use of such a function

Performance of the Sonic RS

Torque crete the Sonic RS occurs at low speed, which gives more power throughout the immediate range of regimes. The engine is paired to a series of six-speed manual gearbox, or has a six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

The report single bridge manual gearbox has six speeds and impressive final report of the automatic transmission allows a RS version of the Sonic to provide a sportier ride compared to the conventional version.

To complement the turbocharged engine, a class-exclusive, Sonic offers a front suspension MacPherson struts with coil springs and stabilizer bar, and a semi-independent rear suspension torsion bar axle with a V tubular shock absorbers and gas. Front and rear channels of the same dimension, or 1509 millimeters (59.4 inches), were designed to provide increased stability and optimal balance. In addition, the suspension was reduced to 10 mm (0.39 inch) compared to non-SAR models.

The RS model is the only version of the Sonic offering disc brakes on all four wheels and an antilock braking system has four channels. The system has four sensors - one at each wheel - incorporates electronic brake force distribution, which returned the braking power depending on factors such as the conditions of the floor or the weight of passengers or luggage.

The electric power steering is available serial endowed a wear compensator that continually rule the interaction of the system with the steering box to ensure the accuracy of management throughout the useful life of the system.

Aid to boot sloping series facilitates departures when the vehicle is immobilized on a steep slope.

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