The 2017 Chevy Sonic EV is an upcoming electric car from the stable of Chevrolet, the American division of General Motors, one of the biggest auto manufacturers based in the U.S. The vehicle is supposed to come with 4 doors and will be based on the next-generation platform from GM, called the G2SC or Gamma. It will be launched at the Detroit Auto Show in January, 2016.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV Interior and Exterior
The interior of the vehicle comes in a stylish design, with the seats being covered in high-quality leather. There are heated front seats of high quality. There are 3 seat rows and seating space for as many as 5 occupants. There is an LCD display on the dashboard which can show all the images and details.
The 2017 Chevy Sonic EV stands as a luxurious offering from all angles. It has a newly designed bumper, and the large bumper has been painted in black. It has a wonderful front grille with a number of meshes. It has a perfect air ventilation system due to the presence of grille meshes. The vehicle has unique side mirrors which are of the LED variety. It has 20-inch wheels having alloy frame. There is rear camera in the rear side. The car is lightweight due to the use of aluminum in its chassis construction.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV Engine Specs
Under the hood of this vehicle lies a 4-cylinder, 1.4 L engine which is able to produce a maximum torque of about 148 lb/ft and a peak power of 138 hp. When the battery is completely charged, it can cover a range of over 200 miles. The power of the 4-cylinder engine puts that of its predecessors to shame. However, it is unclear as the moment as to which kind of engine will be put beneath the hood of the car. As per some rumors, there can be dual engines powering this car.
It is supposed that the 1.4 liter engine of this car will be paired with a 4-wheel transmission gearbox. However, there is no official word about it as yet.
Tests suggest that the fuel efficiency of this electric car will be the best in its class, and certainly more than others in the market. A number of trials have been conducted already and the 1.4 liter engine of the 2017 Chevy Sonic EV has been found to be capable of returning a mileage of 30 mpg.
The 2017 Chevy Sonic EV is supposed to come with a number of advanced features, such as an updated infotainment system, smart device connectivity carriers and special gauges. There are cameras, LCD, Bluetooth and speakers for the comfort of passengers. It also has excellent safety options such as air bags, cameras, alarms and satellite navigation system.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV Price and Release Date
The basic version of the car is supposed to have a price tag of about $22,000 and the cost will be higher for the more advanced versions which come with superior features. The 2017 Chevy Sonic EV is expected to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2016.