2013 Chevrolet Sonic Rs
Chevrolet Sonic RS
A hotter Chevrolet Transonic is almost to kvetch – the 2013 Transonic RS. It goes on sale in former 2012, afterward qualification its world entry at the 2012 Northerly American Outside Motorcar Demonstrate.
The new RS amplifies the Transonic’s young panache and impulsive know with unequalled outside and internal features matched with a 138-horsepower (103 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo locomotive. Transonic is the but fomite in its section to crack a turbocharged powertrain.
“The new Chevrolet Transonic RS pushes Chevrolet’s operation inheritance in a new management, for a new multiplication of drivers,” aforesaid Chris Perry, v.p. of World Chevrolet Merchandising. “It takes the Transonic’s enceinte excogitation and modish connectivity features and combines them with a more performance-oriented aspect and tone.”
The Chevrolet Transonic RS is offered only in the five-door eubstance panache. Chevrolet’s undivided MyLink documentary organisation is stock. It enables pilotage directions downloaded done a hurt call to be shown on the wireless’s expectant expose, and offers the individualized connectivity of Pandora and Stitcher Cyberspace tuner.
Chevrolet Sonic RS exterior features
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
The more-aggressive face of the Chevrolet Transonic RS is divine by the construct that debuted in Detroit in 2010. The Transonic RS volition be usable in Triumph Red, Peak Gabardine, Cyber Grayness Metal and Blackness Granite Metal, which is a new outside coloration for the 2013 Sonic.
“The Sonic RS remains true to the progressive spirit of the concept and brings an unmistakable attitude to the segment,” said John Mack, design director for the Sonic. “From every angle and every touch point, it is a car that is unabashed in its performance statement – and one that drives Chevrolet’s performance legacy into its second century.”
One of the most-dramatic cues from the concept carried into the production model is the Chevrolet Sonic RS’s front fascia, which has a deep air dam design that enhances the car’s road-hugging stance. Vertical intakes at the edges of the fascia reinforce the wide, low proportion and house the fog lamps.
Sonic RS interior features
“Like the exterior, the Sonic RS’s interior looks and feels the part of a true performance car,” said Mack. “The seats are firm and provide great lateral support during quick cornering and the feel of the thick, flat-bottom steering wheel is a feature driving enthusiasts will truly appreciate.”
The Chevrolet Sonic RS’s interior is a connected environment, with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment seven-inch color touch screen radio. This system allows customers to bring customized music libraries into the vehicle and use their smart phones and Bluetooth connectivity to access Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio and navigation. Navigation directions downloaded through a smart phone can be displayed on the screen and, when the vehicle is stopped, users can project video and even personal photo albums onto the screen from their phone.
Sonic RS performance
The Sonic RS is powered by a standard Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine that is rated at 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) – and provides an immediate feeling of power that is sustained across the rpm band, for a greater feeling of performance at lower rpm. It’s matched with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic.
Unique gear ratios for the six-speed manual transmission and unique final drive ratio for the automatic give the Chevrolet Sonic RS a sportier feel than non-RS models.
Complementing the segment-exclusive turbocharged powertrain is MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar, and a semi-independent, torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension – featuring a robust, tubular V-shape beam – with gas-charged shocks. The front and rear tracks are identical at 59.4 inches (1,509 mm), for well-planted stability and balance.
The new RS is the only Sonic model offered with four-wheel disc brakes, which are partnered with a four-channel anti-lock braking system. The four-sensor system – one at each wheel – incorporates electronic brake force distribution, which balances braking performance based on such factors as road conditions and the weight of passengers and/or cargo.
Electric power steering is standard and features a wear compensator that continually adjusts the system interaction with the steering gear to ensure precise steering action over the life of the system.
Sonic lineup at a glance
The Chevrolet Sonic is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door, with a starting price of $14,495 (including destination charge). Each body style delivers class-leading, rear-seat roominess and cargo space. Vehicle highlights include:
Sonic is built at the General Motors’ Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling and helped restore approximately 1,000 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area.