Saturday, December 11, 2010

Next Chevrolet Aveo to be called "Sonic"

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Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic drive-ins. There, I've said it.

Regardless of the naming convention, the Chevrolet Sonic appears to be a good looking little vehicle. Set to replace the current long-in-the-tooth Aveo (and keeping the Aveo for markets outside of North America), the Sonic could prove to be the first subcompact in years (perhaps ever?) to be a half-way decent vehicle. And yes, this will be built in Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, not in South Korea—I like that!

Luckily, the Sonic does not have big shoes to fill, since the Aveo is considered to be a bottom-of-the-barrel car for many. The current Aveo, however, has been posting impressive sales numbers as of late, so it will be interesting to see how the Sonic will be accepted. As far as I know, Cherry Limeades and tots will not be available. However, I do wonder if it'll come in blue. (Sorry, that's low-hanging fruit, and I know it.)

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