The upcoming 2013 Chevy Sonic RS is a more rakish-looking machine than the your more plain Sonic LS, LT, or LTZ, but we know it’s all talk. We know that the RS package isn’t supposed to constitute a more powerful engine — which, in the case of the Sonic, is a turbocharged Ecotec 1.4L — but it’s not polite to tease. In fact, it’s downright rude.
With sportier seats and pedals, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a sport-tuned exhaust and suspension configurations to go with edgier gearing ratios, and 4-wheel disc brakes, the Sonic RS is making do with what it’s been given. The Sonic’s chassis is awesome for a little car, and it constantly has us wondering what could be if something like a turbocharged 1.6L Ecotec found its way inside the engine bay. It looks like we will have to continue waiting, and hoping for a rival to the upcoming Ford Fiesta ST.