2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS Sedan, Sonic Dusk Debut in Los Angeles
Along with debuting a new Colorado pickup, Chevrolet will introduce two variants of the Sonic small car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the first time, the Chevrolet Sonic RS will be available as a sedan version. It will be priced around $500 lower than the hatchback, which retails for $21,150. Under the hood is a 1.4-liter inline-four cylinder engine that is used on the base Sonic. Although the car only produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, consumers will notice a difference in the ride due to a stiffer suspension, rear disc brakes, and other modifications. Additionally, the Chevrolet Sonic Dusk, which originally debuted at a Specialty Equipment Market Association event, will show again in Los Angeles. Unique to this model (pictured above) is a rear spoiler as well as 18-inch wheels, leather-trimmed seats with suede accents, and contrast stitching. A number of automakers are offering sporty subcompact cars to appeal to young buyers. From the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line to the Honda CR-Z to the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works line, small cars are increasingly performance-oriented. Chevrolet's biggest competition, however, is likely the powerful Ford Fiesta ST. Pricing for the new models will be announced closer to the launch date. Both models are set to go on sale next fall. Source: Chevrolet, Motor Trend
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