We’re big fans of the Chevy Sonic here at Gas 2. After Chris drove one, he bought one. After I drove a turbocharged hatchback Sonic back in December, I – well, I asked Chevy to send me another one, at least. Enjoyable as the current Sonic is, however, it could be better. So, for 2015, Chevy is introducing an updated, new-for-2015 Chevy Sonic.
That makes sense, of course. China is GM’s biggest market, and Chevy is doing its best to make China feel special by introducing the next-generation 2016 Chevy Cruze there instead of here. That makes showing off the 2015 Chevy Sonic refresh in China a wholly expected thing.
What might not be expected is the Aveo name tag on the Sonic (the Aveo name, apparently, played better in China than it did here), and the upscale direction the new styling seems to be taking. The new-for-2015 Chevy Sonic/Aveo looks a lot more like the new Malibu and Impala than the 2014 does, and maybe that’ll help it take on a revived assault from the 2015 Honda Fit.
Time will tell. Until then, Chevy was kind enough to send me a white 2014 Sonic RS sedan- so I’m gonna go put some miles on it.