Chevrolet most recently updated and refreshed its subcompact Sonic, which holds the sedan and hatchback. The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic received modest styling tweaks, and new interior features, but other than modesty at best, it’s the same old song and dance.
According to Automotive News, don’t hold your breathe for a next-generation Chevrolet Sonic any time soon, either. The subcompact car and hatchback have clearly been put on the back burner in favor crossover-palooza. A clean sheet redesign isn’t expected until at least 2020, possibly even 2021, according to sources.
That would mean another four to five years with this current Chevrolet Sonic, which basically dates back to the 2011 introduction of the nameplate, ditching the Aveo name.
But, the industry is a funny thing. Should gasoline prices climb again, you can bet an emphasis on smaller cars will once again take place.