Chevrolet Sonic History
In 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic was introduced to the market, creating a huge splash in the subcompact segment. Its strong sales continue even today, allowing the American carmaker to remain one of the best-selling brands in the country.
When the Sonic was introduced in 2002, it wasn’t the Sonic at all—instead, it was called the Chevrolet Aveo. The Aveo was sold globally as Chevy’s leading subcompact car until January 2011, when the American automaker decided to change things up and reintroduce the Aveo as the Chevrolet Sonic.
First introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Sonic, which is considered to be the second-generation Aveo, added a little spice to the subcompact segment. Now, the Sonic is offered in both a hatchback and sedan body type with four different trim levels (LS, LT, LTZ, and RS), and with industry-leading fuel economy.
Chevrolet Sonic Awards
Since its introduction in 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic has received multiple awards, including the 2013 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy, 2012 National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Rating, and the 2012 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.