2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Chevy Sonic to debut -- It's Official
General Motors has released details on its vehicles debuting at the Detroit Auto Show which opens next week. First, Buick is joining in on the compact car fun with its Verano sedan. We recently discovered a few details about the newest member to the Buick family, including its starting price and powertrain availability. Prices are reportedly going to start around $21,000, while a 2.4-liter I-4 will be the only engine offered. Although we feel fairly familiar with the new sedan’s equipment, we’ve yet to see its sheetmetal. Cadillac’s had a busy year in performance with the introduction of its CTS-V Coupe and Sport Wagon. In 2011, the luxury brand will again contend in the Sports Car Club of America’s World Challenge series. This March at the Streets of St. Petersburg event in Florida, the Pratt and Miller-engineered CTS-V Coupe will make its racing debut. Cadillac will display the race car at the Detroit show for the public to see before its first event. Chevrolet first displayed its new 2012 Aveo at last year’s Detroit show, but at that time, the subcompact was still billed a concept using the name Aveo RS. Although dressed in slick show attire, the RS gave us a good look at what was to come. Fast forward a year, and Chevrolet is ready to display its production-ready North American version of the car. However, marketers have since decided to change the name of Chevrolet’s smallest offering to the Sonic. At the show Chevrolet will be unveiling hatchback and sedan variants along with a tricked-out Z-spec concept. Finally, GMC will show off its Sierra All-Terrain Concept concept. Based on the 2500 HD chassis, the All-Terrain concept features some of the best components from GMC’s parts bin along with a few extra goodies making it one heck of an off-road truck. Running a 6.6-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel making 745 pound-feet of torque, 35-inch tires, and a lifted suspension, the All-Terrain concept is an off-roader’s dream. via General Motors courtesy of Motor Trend Staff
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