Last year, Chevy showed a concept version of its Sonic subcompact vehicle called the Sonic Dusk. The vehicle received a ton of positive reactions, proving to Chevy that buyers want a more refined subcompact vehicle with a higher degree of sophistication.
“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.”
Enter the production-spec Chevy Sonic Dusk: the vehicle will join a wide selection of customized Chevy small cars at this year’s SEMA show starting October 30. Painted in Ashen Grey, the Sonic Dusk concept will contain:
- Ground effects package
- Rear spoiler
- 18-inch aluminum wheels with Pearl Nickel finish
- Matted upper & lower grilles, door handle inserts, rear license plate trim
- Stainless steel lower window moldings
- Jet Black leather-trimmed seats with suede accents and Mojave tan inserts and a tan-color door panel and instrument panel
- Chevy MyLink infotainment system
The Sonic Dusk will join Chevy’s sporty interpretation of the Sonic RS. Just like the RS, the Dusk will continue to be powered by the now-familiar 1.4 liter turbocharged engine rated at 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (made between 1,850 RPM and 4,900 RPM), mated to either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission.
The GM Authority Take
It seems that Dusk is a higher trim level than LTZ, although it is not specifically a trim level in and of itself. But we welcome Chevy’s desire to have unearthed and then move to meet the demands of a unique market sub-segment, something they seem to continue to refuse to do when it comes to compact performance vehicles.