Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It does exist: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS - Subcompact Culture

From time to time, an automaker will release trim level or option package that is really rare. So rare you think it might not even exist. Heck, maybe it doesn't exist. For example the Kia Soul Eco. You can build one on Kia's website, but I don't think I've ever actually seen one or know anyone that has. A quick craiglist search  for one yielded zero results. That's just one example. The Chevy Sonic RS was one that I had never actually seen in the wild until last week. Okay, so it wasn't really the wild, more like seeing it in captivity.

There was a Sonic RS at the Portland International Auto Show last week. It was a very nice shade of charcoal and had a noticeably different fascia and unique dark colored wheels. Things that might not be so obvious are the lower ride height and the shortened ratios for improved performance. I think it looks sharp. This one was an automatic, but it's also available with a six-speed manual.

We love the Sonic with the 1.4-liter turbocharged powerplant, and hope to get some seat time with an RS in the future. Furthermore, it's good to know this trim level actually does exist.

1 comment:

Ducati Scotty said...

I saw this at the show too, definitely sharp looking.