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GM laying off 500 workers to slow Chevy Sonic production

General Motors is laying off a shift of 500 workers at its Orion Township plant to trim production of the slow-selling Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano.

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Chevrolet gives us a Sonic for show and one for go

Amongst the treasure trove of tuning that Chevrolet has brought to SEMA this year, this pair of Sonic hatches is perhaps the most accessible. With one car tweaked for show and the other go, both halves of the SEMA ethos are nicely represented.

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Chevy adds sporty RS, stylish Dusk trims to Sonic Sedan

Chevrolet showed off a pair of new Sonic sedans at the LA Auto Show, giving the new RS Sedan and Dusk their official auto show debuts. The RS is kind of a known quantity, adding the same tweaks found on the RS Hatch, including new wheels, a b

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Chevy confirms Sonic RS Sedan and Dusk models for LA

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will no doubt be one of the bigger debuts at this week's LA Auto Show, but the new midsize pickup won't be the only bit of news coming from the Bowtie brand. Chevrolet has just confirmed that two new Sonic models will hit the stage in LA – the RS S

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Chevy recalling 1,600 Sonic subcompacts over fire risk

General Motors is voluntarily recalling more than 1,600 model-year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Sonic sedans and hatchbacks due to potentially faulty fuel tank strap welds, the The Detroit News reports. According to GM, "If the strap bracket separates, the fuel tank would rest on the exhaust pipe or pla

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2014 Chevy Sonic to offer short-term limited-edition colors

When Chevrolet launched its subcompact Sonic, it made a splash with a bright paint dubbed Inferno Orange. The metallic citrus shade was a genuine retina searer, featuring prominently in the car's early marketing efforts as its so-called 'launch color.' But Inferno Orange is now gone from the Sonic's order sheets, and the rest of the car's color palate is more traditional and – dare we

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Chevy Sonic shreds like a skateboard

Despite the fact that the 2013 Chevy Sonic is a fun, plucky little thing – especially in ever-so-slightly hotter RS guise – it is not, in fact, a skateboard. But don't tell that to rapper Theophilus London.

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Watch 79-year-old Bob Bondurant learn how to drift on lunch trays

Proving that there's a first time for everything, 79-year-old racing legend Bob Bondurant recently jumped behind the wheel of one of his popular driving school's Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchbacks for a bit of drifting. But wait, how does someone drift a turbocharged front-wheel drive subcompact? Just like high schoolers have been doing for years: Lunch trays.

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Chevrolet builds Sonic B-Spec racer concept

Chevrolet Performance worked over the Chevrolet Sonic just for this year's SEMA show to create this B-Spec racecar concept. Built to conform to all of rules and regulations of the B-Spec subcompact classes in both the SCCA and the Grand-Am series, the five-door features new coilovers on all four

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Enemy To Fashion imagines what Chevy Spark would look like as an army vehicle

In all the talk of the zombie apocalypse, there's been little discussion of how the undead are going to provide music for their election rallies and beachfront luaus. We can't be sure since we hardly know anything about it, but the Chevrolet Spark prepared by Enemy to Fashion for SEMA could be the answer.

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Chevy unveils production Sonic Dusk sedan for SEMA

The SEMA show in Las Vegas has become a place to see some of the most outrageous concept and custom cars imaginable (where else can you see anything like Toyota Sequoia Family Dragster?). But amidst all of the outrageousness, there are usually a handful of sober, production-intent models that show up as well. Such is the case with the Jeffrey N. Ross

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Chevy recalling over 4,700 Sonic subcompacts over faulty turn signals

For the second time in about a month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on the Chevrolet Sonic. Last month, around 44,000 2012 Sonics were recalled for a leaky windshield washer reservoir hose, and now over 4,700 owners of the 2013 Sonic can expe

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Chevy recalls over 44,000 Sonic models over windshield washer issue

The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has been found to suffer from a windshield wiper washer issue: 44,668 examples of the subcompact could have wiper washer hoses that separate from the fluid reservoir. If that happens, drivers won't be able use the washer system to clean the windshield.

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Chevrolet prices 2013 Sonic RS from $20,995* [w/video]

Chevrolet has just released pricing on its 2013 Sonic RS sporty hatchback. The edgy five door, with its turbocharged powerplant will start at $20,995 (*including destination charges) for the six-speed manual model. Those desiring a six-speed automatic will have to scrape up $22,280.

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How many rugby players can you fit into a Chevrolet Aveo?

How many people can you fit into a car? It's a question that's been asked about any number of small cars. They're usually Volkswagen models, and those determined to find the answer are most likely to be a group of relatively small and flexible individuals. But Chevrolet has taken a different approach.

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Watch an assembly line robot try its hand at street art

Oh, how we'd like to go all grumpy-old-man-get-off-my-lawn on Chevrolet for this latest bit of hipster marketing. But dammit, it's got robots in it. Real robots, industrial robots, installed inside a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback. And it's just so cool.

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