It seems that a brand new 2019 Chevrolet Sonic may soon role out of the ramp and that news of its demise was just that, greatly exaggerated rumours. Well, the compact sedan is staying put and we, for one are glad that it is doing so. Naturally, we decided to get all the info that we could get our hands on to prep this review and have posted the same for your convenience. So let’s take a closer look at the car and see what it has to offer, shall we?
2019 Chevrolet Sonic Overview:
When it came to the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic, most of the details were being kept under wraps but we managed to get our hands on some of the info already. What we can confirm is that the new model will not be a revamped design but instead should only include a few cosmetic changes; given that this model has been in production for a while, we fully expect the automaker to revamp this model completely for the next year at least. This car is perfect as the first car you plan to get your kids, its decent given its functionality and just what you need to gift to your family, a safe car that you can use to get around.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic comes with no major redesign and from the leaked images we can see that it still retains the same design as the last model. The new model may include a new drivetrain along with a slightly tuned front grille and restyled LED headlights with cornering but that’s about all the changes to the front. The side panels are the same along with the same design, and wheelbase. The rear end gets the same treatment as the front, with just tuned up taillights.
To be fair, we did not expect much of a change with the current model but we are just glad that this model has not been done away with just yet. The new model will be the 8th generation and one hopes that Chevrolet goes in for a complete makeover in the coming year. It seems that the new model will also include a new colour, called shock so that’s something that you can look forward to. The new styling changes may not seem like much but that being said, the car’s still attractive given its size and functionality.
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic comes with the same interior as before except for one addition, a touchscreen infotainment panel which is compatible with android auto and Apple car play. The other specs are more or less the same as before – it is a subcompact but despite this, the interior appears fairly roomy. And added to the mix, is the fact that it comes with power steering along with plush upholstery.
One of the criticisms about this model was that the seats were not padded enough which made driving these cars for the long haul a tad uncomfortable. We are glad to see that’s no longer the case. It comes with a few advanced safety measures and one hopes that a brand new upgrade will follow through next year. It also comes with a brand new power roof along with 17inch metal alloy wheels, which completes its look for this year.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic comes with turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four along with a good mileage. It is expected that the new model will be launched soon though we do not expect any launch before the end of 2018. It is expected that the new model will be priced at $16720 for the basic trims.