Chevrolet Malaysia today launched a new subcompact vehicle named Chevrolet Sonic or the “Sonic”. The Sonic is available as both a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, giving it a presence in the highly competitive B-segment. The Sonic promises a far superior refinement, plus better safety, and higher performance. It is also one of the safest, especially among value-leading compacts when compared to other vehicles of its size and price class. This vehicle shows a lot of soul with fresh styling, agile driving dynamics and a spirited engine.
|Chevy Sonic Launched In Malaysia|
Designed to deliver youthful exuberance for modern, on-the-go lifestyles, with precision handling and performance derived from a proven, global platform, the Sonic is targeted at young, trendy and upcoming generation, also otherwise known as the "Generation Y". It features driver and passenger airbags, fuel economic efficiency of up to 8.1 L/100 km and a special introductory price. The Sonic is equipped with a 1.4L engine, eye- catching 16” rims for a sportier look, besides a spacious interior and large rear boot space in both the sedan and hatchback models.
|Seated comfortably in the all-new Chevy Sonic|
The Sonic comes with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. The highlight of the Sonic's cabin is the motorcycle-style instrument cluster, which combines an analogue rev counter with a digital speedometer. The dashboard is otherwise conventionally styled, with a two-tone dashboard. Overall, The Sonic is supremely comfortable, refined, and tight, with less road noise than most cars in its same category.
“The Sonic is mainly aimed at the new generation consisting of young-upcoming executives and first-jobbers, cutting across the male and female genders. This group of consumers is highly-sociable, fashion-conscious, expressive, attention-grabbing and most-importantly, fun-loving. This is also a group of people who loves to change convention, with strong desires to be different. The Sonic is also ideal for the newly married couples and those who wish to purchase a second household vehicle"
The Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback are available in Malaysia in a single trim level, the LTZ, which in the Thailand market is the highest specification model. The vehicle is powered by a 1.4 liter Ecotec VVT four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 99 HP at 6,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 130 Nm available at 4,000 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration takes 12.9 seconds and the model has a top speed of 175 km/h. Prices start at RM76,888 for the LTZ sedan and at RM78,888 for the LTZ hatchback.
|Pandelela Rinong with her new Sonic|
The first key to the new Sonic was presented to the country's only female Olympic medalist, Pandelela Rinong by Datuk Wira SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin at the launch. The Sonic launch was witnessed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, YB Dato‟ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek who congratulated Naza for another successful event and also their support to the National Diving Team.
More exciting information about Chevrolet Malaysia may be obtained at http://chevrolet.com.my/ and http://www.facebook.com/MYChevrolet.