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.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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.
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 expect to receive a recall notice.
We're already familiar with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that's slowly making its way across the brand's entire portfolio, but today, we were able to get our first look at the next big feature being added to General Motors' Bowtie tech. First available on the 2013 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic, GogoLink is a smartphone-based app that works with the car's touch-screen display to provide a fully functional navigation feature to the MyLink system.
We got our first taste of Chevrolet's new entry-level version of MyLink at CES, and for being a pre-production unit that's not due to arrive in showrooms until later this year, we're throughly impressed.
Infotainment systems are expensive. Even rolled into the average new car payment and spread out over four or five years, you're still talking about some serious cash. And if we're honest, most buyers that can drop that kind of coin generally don't care about deep smartphone integration. But young people do. And that's where the latest MyLink system from Chevrolet comes in.
Super Sport. It is to Chevrolet what SRT is to Dodge, or what SVT, RS and ST are at Ford. In other words, the initials SS signal performance intent, and though Chevy has, in the past, sullied the SS moniker with ho-hum versions of already ho-hum cars and trucks, it won't be repeating the same mistake again by slapping the label on anything but true high-performance machinery.