The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic will be available with even more advanced-safety features, GM has announced.
Additional advanced-safety features added to the subcompact include rear-vision camera, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Forward Collision Alert will warn drivers if they are approaching a vehicle too quickly while Lane Departure Warning will give an alert to drivers if the vehicle veers from a marked roadway lane.
The rear-vision camera will work with the Sonic’s seven-inch digital touchscreen, giving drivers a clear view of stationary objects behind the vehicle. Those Sonics equipped with MyLink will have a button mounted on the steering wheel that can initiate a voice command to a paid smartphone. In Siri Eyes Free mode, drivers can open and close sessions with Siri without the phone screen lighting up, minimizing distractions.
The Sonic is the first and only car in its class to receive a five-star overall vehicle score in the New Car Assessment Program administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Customer safety is our top priority,” said Dongseok Kim, General Motors Korea managing director of safety, regulations and product investigations. “Advanced safety technologies enable customers to feel confident when buying a small car like the Chevy Sonic.”
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