Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects: 2012 SEMA Show

Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects: 2012 SEMA Show

Chevrolet just unveiled its “Dusk” edition Sonic during the 2012 SEMA Show as a production-intended package. 

It’s meant to offer buyers a more sophisticated version of the company’s sub-compact which went on sale a year ago. Included in that, customers will get 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and the classiest touch of all: ground effects.

“The reaction to the Sonic Dusk concept last year was overwhelmingly positive and proved customers are interested in a more-refined subcompact. We’re moving quickly to bring Sonic Dusk to Chevrolet showrooms,” vice president of Chevrolet marketing Chris Perry said.

Despite a childishly-lit underbody, the car’s interior steps things up a notch with a jet-black leather with suede accents and tan inserts. The same tan color continues onto the dashboard, giving the car a more premium look, although only if black and tan is a color combination you find appealing. The package also comes with Chevorlet’s MyLink infotainment system.

As you might expect, the car’s powertrain is nothing new. It’s powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine – the same as can be found in the range-topping LTZ package. That delivers 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque translated through manual or automatic transmission.

GALLERY: Chevrolet Sonic “Dusk” production package