Beginning in June, Shanghai GM will begin making deliveries of the all-new Chevrolet Aveo, or what Americans will be referring to as the Chevrolet Sonic.
Pricing has been placed between RMB 81,800 and RMB 111,800 and will be offered in both sedan and hatchback flavors. Engine choices for the Chinese-spec model consist of a 1.4L S-TEC III engine, which is good for 76 kW (101 hp) and 131 Nm (96 lb-ft) of torque and a 1.6L ECOTEC that produces 89 kW (119 hp) and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque. Both five and six-speed transmissions will be available.
In comparison, the Sonic will see the same boosted 1.4L and naturally aspirated 1.8L ECOTEC engines found in the current Chevy Cruze, but won’t be launching until later this fall.