The Chevrolet Sonic is a swell little vehicle, and does a lot of things right in a difficult segment to break through. Merely a few years ago, Chevrolet couldn’t keep enough of them on dealer lots, but then, cheap gas happened. And we’re back to buying bulking SUVs, trucks and some automakers even feel the switch to the crossover is a permanent one.
That hasn’t stopped development of the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic, though, which has been spied testing in Detroit, Michigan by Autoblog. This particular test mule is a sedan, but we hope a hatchback will grace the Sonic again, too. Ditto for the very cool exposed headlamps.
The report suggests a three-cylinder engine could be offered alongside a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder, and we’d expect the turbo variant to make a return as well. While the 2018 Sonic is developed, GM is likely finalizing plans on its new assembly home.