Chevy is planning to deliver an RS version of its new Sonic hatchback with improved performance. Sadly, it won’t come with any more power, but it will get handling improvements and upgrades to its brakes. In addition, look for more aggressive RS bodywork.
Currently the Sonic is already best-in-class in creating power in the sub-compact category with 138-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque that’s way beyond any of its rivals. Thanks to the car’s turbocharged engine format, aftermarket tuning is certain to deliver potent bumps in power.
The first hint of such a car came at the Detroit Auto Show over a year ago when Chevy showed off the Aveo RS Concept (above). Since then, the Aveo name has been swapped out for “Sonic” in attempt to better brand the new small car.
Sonic models will hit dealers shortly priced from $14,495. Look for the Chevy Sonic RS to hit dealers in later 2012 or early 2013.