The 2018 Chevy Sonic will mark the second generation of GM’s popular hybrid and it has been announced that this new model will receive several updates and improvements. First rumors and speculations about new electric car, 2018 Chevrolet Sonic EV were published three weeks ago. As such, we expect the subcompact vehicle range to receive several updates and changes for what could be its last model year on the market until the all new.
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Exterior and Interior Design
Let’s start the preview with the exterior of the new 2018 Chevy Sonic because this is usually the most important aspect of a car at this price point. According to the auto maker, this will depend on the success of either which will result in its production volume increasing than the other. The front end will likely carry the quad-headlights which give it a really nice design but everything else should be new. The car will get a new hexagonal grille, smaller fog-lamps and new wheels designs. Just like before, it will be available both in sedan and hatchback form in order to please everyone.
The interior does not seem to be in line for a great deal of changes either. According to industry insiders, the look of the cabin cannot be differentiated from that of the current model hugging the roads. The automotive technology is rumored to be getting updates and equipped with the special futuristic looking, hybrid gauges, optional leatherette seats, while the heated seats will be optional for the high end models. Some other features will include smart phone connectivity carriers and the upgraded infotainment system as well, while the new safety options can also be expected.
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2018 Sonic in dealerships this fall. Don’t expect much of a pricing change for the tweaked 2018 Sonic. For reference, the latter ranges from $15,220 to $22,090.
2018 Chevrolet Sonic Powertrain and Performance
The new 2018 Chevrolet Sonic will likely use a lithium ion battery pack made by LG Chem cells, which is Chevrolet’s go to battery supplier. To satisfy the buyers need for greater range, Chevy will need to offer more well above 200 miles of all-electric range. As for the engine, it is still a guessing game on which powerplant will be used. For those who do not know we are talking about turbocharged 1,4L inline-4 EcoTec and 1,8L inline-4 EcoTec engine. Total output is 140 horses and 125 lb-ft of torque. The mileage of whichever engine Chevy settles on should not exceed 100 mpg, and their charging system 2018 Chevrolet Sonic of choice remains to be seen.