Thursday, December 09, 2010

2012 Chevrolet Sonic.




The next Aveo will change name, it is not the Chevrolet Sonic.

I guess even GM realized how bad the name Aveo had become.
It also looks like one of the 1st pictures of the US version.
The car sold here will be US built, by the way.

Other countries (Except canada and Mexico) will get the same car, but it will still be called the Aveo.

Whatever the name, the hatchback version seems quite good looking.
Could actually be a decent competition to the Fiesta in the US.

But still not in Europe, where the name Chevrolet still means nothing to most people...

15 comments:

Fusioptima SX Sport said...

This particular one looks more like the Chevrolet Knuckles!

Anonymous said...

Bookended by cars named Cruze and Spark, Sonic seems to be a much better choice than Aveo for the US. Something tells me Chevy is aiming their smaller vehicles directly at the Scion/Honda/Mazda youth market, and could very well succeed.. especially if they also bring the Cruze hatch!

Anonymous said...

> But still not in Europe, where the name Chevrolet still means nothing to most people...

No - it's not that the name means nothing, it's more that the name means crap to anyone who already knows it.

Anonymous said...

I've got news for you... the name Chevrolet means less than nothing to a lot of people here in the US, too. I know I wouldn't buy one...

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention it will be called Barina in Australia

Anonymous said...

Sonic the Hedgehog????? Has GM thought this through?

Anonymous said...

The name means something in Europe. It means crap Korean cars (Daewoo) sold with a bow tie badge.

Anonymous said...

Actually Vince, This is not the same car as the Production Aveo they unveiled in Paris. Go to GMinsidenews.com and they have a comparison of the two. The rear of the Sonic actually looks more like the concept Aveo RS than the production Aveo. Much, Much better!

Anonymous said...

hey everyone - its such a great idea to spew hate about cars/companies that WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - OWN! That's one of the reasons were in so much trouble. OTHER countries BUY the products THEY MAKE, and WE buy the products THEY MAKE!

It's one thing not to be interested/enamored with a car, it is another thing entirely to say things that will only result in others not wanting to buy it.

Yvonne said...

Sonic the Hedgehog

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking "Sonic Drive-in" restaurant. "I'll have the foot long with extra chili."
We'll hope GM really doesn't go there.
I also gotta say that GM is coming out with some good stuff here lately. Give 'em a chance!

Anonymous said...

Will there be an SS model called...Super Sonic?

If it crashes will there be a ...
Sonic Boom?

Will there be an a model that twists and turns unexpectedly called...the Sonic Ironic?

Will Buick get a version named...Electra 112.5?

aaaand finally will Cadillac get a version called...Escalade Lite?

Anonymous said...

"... its such a great idea to spew hate about cars/companies that WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - OWN! That's one of the reasons were in so much trouble. "

The reason that Cheverolet and all of GM is in so much trouble is because they squandered their brand equity for the past forty years by building absolute crap. Today "Chevy" is considered a trailor trash brand to the tens of millions of people that they let down in the 70s 80s and 90s. That's not to say that they can't turn things around. But Chevy is going to have to do a better job than just rebadging a shitty Korean compact. They've been trying to make something work with this Korean collaboration since the 80s. It has been a huge failure and they need to just stop doing it.

jtz said...

His so fast he so blue he can reach the otherside of the rainbow... So if I brought a Chevy Sonic and went to the Soinc fast food resturant, Would I get a good deal on their food? Or a good discount on the new Sonic the Hedgehog game? What's next the Chevy Knuckles?

Anonymous said...

I've decided I *LIKE* the name SONIC :D