Chevrolet is updating its range for 2017 and its starting with the current Sonic. The car receives updated technology and some new design features that will make it more appealing to US customers searching for a small car.
Watched from outside, the 2017 Sonic borrows the cues seen on vehicles such as the Cruze, Bolt EV and 2017 Trax. The front end features a new hood, new front fascia and new lighting elements. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with available LED daytime running lamps. Likewise, the rear fascia is new.
There are also new 15, 16 and 17-inch wheel designs and four new exterior colors offered in 2017: Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat and Arctic Blue Metallic.
Inside there is a new detailed gauge cluster incorporating an analog speedometer. For 2017, Sonic becomes the first in its segment to offer a power driver’s seat. Additional new features include: keyless Open and Start, available heated cloth seats with new heated steering wheel, RS trim includes RS-logo floor mats, piano black decor, RS-badged flat-bottom steering wheel, with new, red cloth seating available.
Also new is a 7-inch-diagonal infotainment system designed to support the latest connectivity technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot. With the available 4G LTE connection, Sonic provides a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows passengers to connect up to seven compatible devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless Internet.
Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are available active safety features. Sonic also offers 10 standard air bags, Stabilitrak electronic stability control and an antilock braking system. Rear Park Assist is new for 2017 and a rearview camera is now standard on all models.