This year at the Vancouver International Auto Show, we saw the Canadian debut of two small cars that are guaranteed to be game-changers. One was the all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt. The other was the 2017 Chevy Sonic, which brings an elegant new style and top connectivity technology to the sedan and hatchback small car game. Keep reading for a few exciting powertrain and connectivity facts we’ve learned thanks to the 2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian debut.
For 2017, the Chevy Sonic is getting a new standard 1.8-liter Ecotec engine that should deliver similar fuel economy numbers to the 2016 Chevy Sonic. Details aren’t yet available. The 138-horsepower 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo with return again as an optional engine with premium acceleration.
A rearview camera will now be standard on all models of the Chevy Sonic. In addition to standard safety technology like 10 standard air bags, Stabilitrack electronic stability control and antilock braking, the 2017 Chevy Sonic will be available with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warnings, and Rear Park Assist.
Some of the most exciting features on the new Sonic are the comfort and connectivity features of the interior. The 2017 model will be the first in its segment to offer a power driver’s seat. Other features like keyless entry and ignition and available heated seats and steering wheel will also be available.
A seven-inch touchscreen will also be available that will have 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This system will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, meaning that enabled smartphones will be able to connect even more easily to the infotainment system of this zippy small vehicle.
With the arrival of the 2017 Bolt and 2017 Sonic, Chevy will be introducing seven new or completely redesigned vehicles for the model year. The 2017 Chevy Sonic will go on sale in North America in fall, but there is no news yet on a specific Canadian release date. Keep watching this blog for the latest information. You can also schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City in advance online.