Chevy’s 2020 Sonic adds two new exterior colors to its palette: Cayenne Orange Metallic and Oasis Blue. Here’s our first look at the bright, new blue hue.
Assigned color code GHC and touch-up paint code WA-322E, Oasis Blue is one of two blue hues available for the 2020 Sonic. It’s also one of four bright colors available for the nameplate.
The new Oasis Blue color is included in the base price of the 2020 Sonic, and is only offered on hatchback models. In addition, Oasis Blue is available in conjunction with all trim levels and can only be matched to the Jet Black interior color combination.
2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatch Trim Levels:
- LT auto (1FL; fleet only)
- LT auto (1SD)
- Premier auto (1SF)
2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatch Interior Color Combinations:
- Jet Black seats with Dark Titanium accents
- Dark Pewter seats with Dark Titanium accents
- Jet Black
As of this writing, 2020 Sonic units are just hitting dealer lots, as the GM Lake Orion plant in Orion Township, Michigan has recently started to ship out the new product. 2020 Sonic models in the Oasis Blue exterior color are not in stock just yet, but should be in the very near future. Availability will vary by dealer, so check with yours for complete details.
About Chevrolet Sonic
The Chevrolet Sonic is a subcompact family of vehicles that include a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. Having replaced the Aveo in the Chevrolet lineup, the Sonic is currently Chevrolet's second-smallest car, slotting above the Chevrolet Spark city car but below the compact Chevrolet Cruze, midsize Chevrolet Malibu and full-size Chevrolet Impala.
The current model was introduced for the 2012 model year and represents the first generation of the Sonic nameplate. The model rides on the GM Gamma platform shared with the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore.
The Sonic was given a midcycle refresh for the 2017 model year. The 2018 Chevy Sonic represents the sixth model year of the first-generation Sonic. The vehicle remains fairly competitive in its segment and the 2018 model year brings a handful of changes, including a new exterior color, a change to the Sun and Sound Package, and the standardization of the seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen.
For the 2019 model year, the Sonic gained one new exterior color (while losing two other colors), the removal of the base 1.8L naturally-aspirated Ecotec engine, and several other minor equipment-level changes.
The Sonic is assembled at the following plants:
- GM Lake Orion plant in Orion Township, Michigan, USA operated by GM USA supplying United States and Canada
- GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea operated by GM Korea supplying Korea (previously supplied Holden Barina for Australia and New Zealand)
- GM Cairo plant in Egypt operated by GM Egypt (plant idled)
- GM Hanoi plant in Vietnam operated by GM Vietnam (plant sold and no longer producing GM models)
A March 2017 rumor stated that GM would discontinue the Sonic as soon as 2018. As of this writing, it's unclear whether or not the nameplate will see a second generation. In November 2018, General Motors announced that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze, along with five other passengers cars. Though the Sonic was not on that list, the model was discontinued in Canada. The move leaves the United States and South Korea as the only two markets where the model is currently available.
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