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 |  Dec 13 2011, 2:15 PM

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Before the Aveo’s name was changed to Sonic, Chevrolet had shown off an Aveo RS Concept variant at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Now Chevrolet is ready to give the world a production Sonic RS model, set to debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

It’s unsure if the Sonic RS will make an appearance in both sedan and hatchback form, but we are pretty confident that at least one of them will hit the market as a 2013 model next year. Regardless, we have reason to believe that the Sonic RS production model will be similar to the Aveo RS Concept that was shown off last year. Chances are, it’ll be powered by a 1.4L inline-four Ecotec powerplant with 138-hp with some extra go-fast goodies. We expect GM to also add some suspension upgrades to the vehicle, in addition to offering 18- or 19-inch wheels and upgraded brakes and styling accessories.

It is expected that the Sonic RS will feature a six-speed manual transmission with a six-speed automatic available as an option.

GALLERY: Aveo (Sonic) RS Concept

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[Source: Left Lane News]