Chevrolet reveals the restyled Sonic hatchback and sedan at the 2016 New York Auto Show

The Chevrolet Sonic has reached its midlife restyling, which will be presented at the New York Auto Show. And the changes have been modest, mostly in its front and rear ends, as midlife restylings tend to do.

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Both the Sonic hatchback and sedan have new headlights and a new front grille. In the back, they present new taillights. Front and rear bumpers have also changed. And nothing else apart from a keyless entry and start system and heated front seats.

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The Sonic Sedan is 4.40 m long, while the hatchback is 4.04 m long. Both are 1.74 m wide, 1.52 m tall, have a wheelbase of 2.53 m and are powered by two engine options. The entry-level version has a 1.8 4 cylinder engine, the same one that was used by Cruze, able to generate 103 kW at 6,300 rpm and 170 Nm at 3,800 rpm. The other one, an option for the LT and LTZ engines and standard for the RS, is a 1.4 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 103 kW at 4,900 rpm and 200 Nm at 2,500 rpm.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.