Chevrolet Aveo Second generation
|Also called||Chevrolet Sonic Holden Barina (Australia)|
|Assembly||Shanghai, People's Republic of China (Shanghai GM) Ramos Arizpe, Mexico Bupyeong-gu, Incheon (GM Korea) Rayong, Thailand Orion Township, Michigan, United States Bogotá, Colombia Nizhny Novgorod, Russia(Since 2013)|
|Body style||4-door sedan 5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel drive|
|Platform||GM Gamma II platform|
|Engine||1.2 L Ecotec Family 0 I4 1.4 L Ecotec Family 0 I4 1.4 L Ecotec Family 0 I4 turbo 1.6 L Ecotec Family 1 I4 1.8 L Ecotec Family 1 I4 1.3 L CDTi I4|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6 speed manual (turbo) 6-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||99.4 in (2,525 mm)|
|Length||173.1 in (4,397 mm) (4-door) 159 in (4,039 mm) (5-door)|
|Width||68.3 in (1,735 mm)|
|Height||59.7 in (1,516 mm)|
Chevrolet markets the new Aveo under the Chevrolet Sonic nameplate in the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Colombian, Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Japanese, Israeli, Middle East, South African and ASEAN markets. The North American-spec Sonic is available as a 4-door sedan or five-door hatchback. It comes with a 1.8-liter inline-four producing 101 kW (135 hp) and 169 N·m (125 lb·ft) torque, or a 1.4-liter turbo inline-four producing 103 kW (138 hp) and 201 N·m (148 lb·ft) torque The 1.8-liter engine has a timing belt; the 1.4L turbo engine uses a timing chain to drive the camshafts The 1.8-liter inline-four is mated to a standard five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.4-liter turbo has a six-speed manual transmission. On August 2, 2011, the Sonic had entered production at Orion Assembly, with the first cars arriving at dealerships in October.
Chevrolet Sonic get ASEAN debut at Bangkok Motor Show 2012 in March 2012, as both 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback. It was rolled out from GM's facility in Rayong, Thailand in July 3, 2012 as 4-door sedan model; Later Chevrolet Thailand expected specification with 3 model variants LS, LT and LTZ in both 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback (LS available only with 4-door sedan) and run on 1.4-liter engine and option of 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic and pricing start from BHT548,000 in base 1.4 LS 4-door with 5-speed manual and opening to pre-order, deliver of 4-door sedan start in late of July 2012, and hatchback on August 2012.and expected to export to ASEAN country like Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Japan model was unveiled at the Summer Sonic 2011 event in QVC Marine Field, and later in Summer Sonic 2012 event in QVC Marine Field. Production model went on sale in 2011-11-12. Early models include 5-door hatchback, 1.6-litre I-4 Ecotec (115PS) engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. The base model is based on the equivalent of LTZ trim level, while LT model includes alloy wheels and metallic paint.
The Sonic uses a water-based “three-wet” paint process that eliminates the need for a primer bake oven; this reduces the paint shop footprint by 10%, and uses 50% less energy per vehicle painted. Chevy is the first US automaker to use this process.
The Sonic is also assembled at the GM Colmotores plant in Bogotá, Colombia, where it was initially introduced for the domestic market only and later also exported to countries in the Andean region
2011 SEMA concepts (2011)
Sonic Z-Spec #1 is a turbocharged Sonic five-door with concept Z-Spec accessories. It included Z-Spec ground effects, a spoiler, unique grille and graphics package, Torch Red body colour, Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels, Cobalt Red cabin features perforated black suede seat inserts, a Z-Spec sport pedal kit, sport shift knob and a racing-style flat-bottom steering wheel, performance brakes with four-piston calipers, a new high-flow exhaust system and performance suspension parts.
Sonic Z-Spec #2 is based on Sonic with 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission. It includes Flat White body colour with Torch Red accents, a more aggressive ground effects package, unique grille, rear spoiler and graphics package, Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels, a re-trimmed interior with Z-Spec sport pedal kit, Z-Spec sport shift knob and a flat-bottom steering wheel, custom racing seats with the Z-Spec logo. Performance upgrades include brakes with four-piston calipers, a high-flow exhaust system and suspension parts.
Sonic Z-Spec 4D Concept is a concept car with a touring car-style motif, based on Sonic sedan with turbo 1.4L engine and six-speed manual transmission. It included Ashen Grey Metallic body colour, concept Z-Spec ground effects, rear spoiler, grille, "Chevrolet" graphics and larger Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels, Dark Titanium interior upholstery with Cobalt Red accents, Z-Spec sport pedal kit, aluminum sport shift knob, a flat-bottom steering wheel (trimmed with Cobalt Red suede). Performance upgrades include four-piston caliper brakes, a high-flow exhaust system and suspension parts.
Sonic Dusk included Berlin Blue exterior, a mild concept ground effects package, unique grille treatment, 18-inch concept wheels in dark Galvano Silver, Mojave leather interior has custom seat inserts, Z-Spec shift knob with satin chrome trim, Z-Spec sport pedals and accessory interior trim kit, a suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel, custom audio system and brake and suspension upgrades.
Sonic Super 4 is a race car concept that demonstrates Chevrolet's new small car performance potential, based on Sonic with Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission. It includes Chevrolet racing graphics, Carbon fiber lower splitter, Carbon fiber rocker panel extensions, Carbon fiber rear diffuser, Tinted headlamps and taillights, Concept Z-Spec high wing rear spoiler, Tow hooks, 18x7.5-inch satin black wheels with street-legal racing tires, SCCA-approved 1¾ -inch chrome moly roll cage, SCCA-approved inner and outer window nets, Z-Spec pedal kit, Racing instrumentation, Racing seat with five-point harness, Fire suppression system, Rearview camera system, Racing steering wheel with quick disconnect, Adjustable coil-over struts and spring kit, four-piston front brake calipers with two-piece drilled rotors, two-piston rear brake calipers with one-piece drilled rotors, Low-restriction air intake and filter, Two-inch cat-back straight-pipe exhaust.
Sonic Boom Concept is a sound system-based concept that delivers high performance of an auditory type, designed with Kicker. Based on Sonic with Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission, it includes following:
- Anodized Sonic Boom Red exterior color
- Custom body graphics and window tint graphics
- Tinted front headlamps with Boom logo
- Red-accented headlamps and taillamp bezels
- 19x9-inch wheels
- Push-button, fully automated side doors and rear hatch
- Concept Z-Spec ground effects package
- Concept Z-Spec grille
- Concept Z-Spec spoiler
- Concept Kicker audio system with: two 15-inch Comp VX subwoofers, 12 six-inch QS Component speakers and tweeters, six QS Component speakers and tweeters, two IX1000.1 Mono subwoofer amps, four IX500.4 four-channel mid and high amps, and a ZXSUM8 – Summing interface signal processor
- Custom-fabricated rear speaker enclosures and custom load floor
- Perforated black suede seat inserts
- Liquid metal trim pieces
- Jet Black leather-wrapped instrument panel with distressed leather inserts and red piping
- Performance racing seats
- Jet Black leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with distressed leather and red stitching
- Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit
- Performance coil-over lowering suspension kit
- Performance brakes: four-piston front calipers with two-piece drilled rotors, front; and two-piston rear *calipers with one-piece drilled rotors, rear
- High-flow exhaust system
The vehicles were unveiled in 2011 SEMA show.
Sonic JBL Sound Limited (2012-)
It is a limited (50 units) version of Chevrolet Sonic 5-door hatchback for Japan market, with:
- JBL 8-speaker audio system (2 front tweeters, 2 front woofers, 2 rear tweeters, 2 rear woofers)
- front fog lamp
- body colour matching rear spoiler
- short antenna
- 'SOUND LIMITED' plate
The vehicle went on sale in 2012-02-25,and was unveiled in NEOPASA Shimizu.
HOKT GinRhymes edition (2012-)
It is a limited (5 units) version of Chevrolet Sonic 5-door hatchback for Japan market, commemorating 10th anniversary debut of hip hop artist HOKT. It included:
- black-out parts
- E&G mesh grille
- 4-piece aero kit and rear spoiler
- fog lamp kit
- original head rest embroidering
The vehicle was unveiled at G★SPA PARADISE event in Jyozankei Grand Hotel. The vehicle went on sale in 2012-03-18.
Sonic Sportline (2012-)
It is a version of Chevrolet Sonic 5-door hatchback with 1.6L Ecotec (115PS) engine for Japan market, with:
- rally stripes running at length of body from top
- fog lamps at front fascia
- 17-inch wheels
- choice of 5 body colours (summit white, carbon flash metallic, Boracay blue metallic, flame red, switchblade silver metallic), 3 rally stripe colours (black, white, silver), 2 wheel colours (silver or black)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, followed by Nagoya Auto Trend.
Sonic Dusk (2012–)
The production intent car is a version of Sonic sedan with Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine and six-speed transmission, based on the 2011 SEMA concept. The SEMA show vehicle included a production-intent package with ground effects, a rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish, Mojave accent stitching and tan-color door panel and instrument panel accents, and MyLink infotainment system.
The production intent vehicle was unveiled in 2012 SEMA show. Production model includes a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission.