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 that, it will be the same old song and dance for the next few years.
According to Automotive News, the next-generation Chevrolet Sonic isn’t happening any time soon. The subcompact sedan and hatchback have clearly been put on the back burner in favor of a crossover-palooza. Hence, a clean sheet overhaul of the Sonic isn’t expected until at least 2020, possibly even 2021, according to sources.
That would mean another four to five years with the current, first-generation Chevrolet Sonic, which basically dates back to the 2011 introduction of the nameplate, which replaced the Aveo.
But, the industry is a funny thing. Should gasoline prices climb again, you can bet that an emphasis on smaller cars will return.
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