2013 Chevy Sonic Dusk: Highlights
“With a year under our belt, we’ve learned our Sonic sedan buyers are looking at exterior styling as a key purchase driver,” said Cristi Landy, marketing director of Chevrolet small cars. “While the RS hatchback is our sporty interpretation of Sonic, Dusk is a sophisticated, well-contented option—both [are] unique to this segment. It’s all about choices and personalization.”
More specifically, the 2013 Chevy Sonic Dusk wears a fashion-forward Ashen Grey exterior finish that helps create a technical, highly engineered appearance, complemented by a ground-effects body kit and rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels finished in Pearl Nickel, stainless-steel window moldings, and matte-finished upper and lower grilles, door-handle inserts and rear license-plate trim.
The cabin gets an upscale two-tone look—mixing Jet Black and Mojave Tan—with leather-trimmed and suede-accented seats, unique door- and instrument-panel accents, and the smartphone-enabled Chevy MyLink infotainment system.
The powertrain? Owners will have a choice between six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, mated to the Sonic’s 1.4-liter turbocharged I4—which delivers a peppy 138 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque.
The prognosis? Sales of the Chevy Sonic already are booming—see below—and an upgraded, semi-premium model fits right in with the brand’s recent shift to more upscale products like the Chevy Cruze and Chevrolet Malibu.