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 |  Aug 24 2012, 10:31 AM

The RS package for the Chevrolet Sonic delivers handling and styling upgrades, but doesn’t help in the power department, as the Sonic RS still utilizes the same 1.4-liter turbo engine making 138 hp. But that may soon change. 

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 |  Oct 08 2011, 5:00 PM

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After a series of lukewarm SS models in the past undermined the public’s impression of the moniker (Malibu Maxx SS, anyone?), Chevrolet now vows to reserve the SS badge for high performance models only. It will not be stamped onto the performance trim Chevrolet Sonic.

“It would take a lot more air going through that engine for an SS, and there is no SS in the works,” says Lead Development Engineer for the 2012 Sonic, John Buttermore. Nonetheless, Buttermore promised a number of performance packages that will be available in 2013 that will enhance the driving experience of the 1.4-liter turbo, six-speed manual Sonic.

Currently Chevy offers a selection of Z-Spec accessories for the Sonic so owners can customize their rides.

GALLERY: Chevy Sonic Z-Spec

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[Source: WardsAuto]

Check out our review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic