Faster than the speeding bullet and hotter than the state of Georgia in the summer, that is the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS. Well, sort of. Chevrolet has just unveiled its new subcompact car that is aimed to be more sportier and agile for youth in you.
The new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS is powered by 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be either matched to a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic. These performance outputs can be hardly compared to the speeding bullet, but with such a compact, light-weight body, it is enough to zip you from point A to point B.
Although the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS doesn’t get an upgrade in its horsepower, Chevrolet has added a few aesthetic and functional exterior treatments. And these enhancements include a new front and rear fascia, rear spoiler, side skirts and 17-inch five-spoke wheels.
As for the interior, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS subcompact car is donned with new front sport seats, sport steering wheel with thicker rim and racing-inspired flat-bottom design, shifter knob, aluminum sport pedals, unique instrument panel cluster graphics, and RS-specific interior trim color for the instrument panel and door trim inserts.
“Like the exterior, the Sonic RS’s interior looks and feels the part of a true performance car,” said Mack. “The seats are firm and provide great lateral support during quick cornering and the feel of the thick, flat-bottom steering wheel is a feature driving enthusiasts will truly appreciate.”
Rather than upgrading the power output, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS gets a revised suspension system to improve handling. It is packed with MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs, stabilizer bar, and a torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension. The result is a lower, stiffer suspension.
The 2013 Sonic RS will make its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month, and pricing will be available near launch date.