2020 Chevy Sonic: Our First Look At The New Oasis Blue Hue12
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 ChevroletÂ Sonic
The ChevroletÂ Sonic is aÂ subcompactÂ family of vehicles that include a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. HavingÂ replaced the Aveo in the Chevrolet lineup,Â the SonicÂ is currently Chevrolet's second-smallest car, slottingÂ above theÂ Chevrolet SparkÂ city car but below the compactÂ Chevrolet Cruze, midsizeÂ Chevrolet MalibuÂ and full-sizeÂ Chevrolet Impala.
The current model was introduced for theÂ 2012 model year and represents theÂ first generation of theÂ Sonic nameplate. The model rides on theÂ GM Gamma platformÂ shared with theÂ Chevrolet TraxÂ andÂ Buick Encore.
The SonicÂ was given a midcycle refresh for the 2017 model year. The 2018Â ChevyÂ Sonic represents theÂ sixth model year of the first-generationÂ Sonic. The vehicle remains fairlyÂ competitive in its segment and the 2018 model year bringsÂ a handful of changes, including a new exterior color, aÂ change to theÂ 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 1.8LÂ naturally-aspirated Ecotec engine, andÂ several other minor equipment-level changes.
The SonicÂ isÂ assembled at the following plants:
- GM Lake Orion plantÂ in Orion Township, Michigan, USA operated byÂ GM USAÂ supplying United States and Canada
- GM Bupyeong plant in South KoreaÂ operated by GM KoreaÂ supplyingÂ 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)
AÂ March 2017Â rumor statedÂ thatÂ GM wouldÂ discontinue theÂ SonicÂ as soon as 2018. As of this writing, it'sÂ unclear whether or notÂ the nameplate will see a second generation.Â In November 2018, General Motors announced that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze, along with five otherÂ passengers cars. Though the Sonic was not on that list, the model was discontinued in Canada. The move leavesÂ the United States and South Korea as the only two marketsÂ where the model is currently available.
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Defenetly see it coming !!!
Can’t wait to see in person, might need my sunglasses.
Hope everyone has a great day ??????
Life support for Orion Assembly.
It doesn’t sound like it has much time left though. Maybe waiting until something is ready to take it’s place there.
Although the Sonic has not had any major changes since being introduced and only a slight update a couple years ago, it’s still a rather competitive car. However, it suffers like so many of GM cars (all American brands for that matter) in that they absolutely fail to promote this car. Dealers won’t stock only the ones they are “forced” to take. Go into any Chevrolet store and just try to find a sales-person who even knows anything about one. And we ask why it’s sales are so poor.
Anyhow, I actually like the color shown. I would love to see one in person, but I’m sure the 3 produced will be impossible to find.
I just sold my 2013 hatchback recently to buy a Buick. It was a real good car and I averaged over 38 mpg year round in mixed commuter driving with a 6-speed manual. I drove it for fuel economy and it rarely saw 3,000 rpm.
@david I love my 2013 Sonic. Same drive-train as yours, mine is Inferno Orange. Driven it 130k with no problems… but might need a clutch soon. What Buick did you get?
2019 Encore Essence AWD with optional upgrade SIDI engine, start/stop. I’ll miss the Sonic but my Buick is so much more car.
The same is true for the 2020 Chevy Malibu Premier! It took me FOUR months to get mine and that’s because I called the factory in Kansas City, Kansas and got a GREAT GM employee who made sure that my order was pulled and built within TWO DAYS! Car was originally ordered in MAY! Picked it up on SEPTEMBER 19, 2019. NO ONE-the dealer, the MANY people that I spoke to at CHEVY.COM ETC. were any help at all! The dealer couldn’t get any answers either! I was in the fourth month of my six month lease extension from GM financial. If that six-month period had ended I would not have received my $1500 lease loyalty towards my new car, I would’ve had to pay a $500 disposition fee, and I probably would’ve been charged for damage to my wheel covers from hitting the curb because GM does allow you a $500 Damage allowance. In addition to those things the original production date was supposed to be September 30, however if I hadn’t called the factory I most likely still would not have the car because GM went on strike so that would’ve set everything back and my six month lease extension would’ve expired and it would’ve cost me even more to get this new car. It’s bad enough that there were no incentives and that this lease is costing me almost $200 more than my previous 2016 Chevrolet Malibu premier model with every option that was available. For what I am paying for this lease I most likely could have leased a Cadillac SUV, a Lexus, a Mercedes, etc. from the commercials that I see on TV. I have no idea what Mary Barra is doing in Detroit, but maybe it’s time for her to step down or at least get someone new in the advertising department since these cars are never advertised. Can’t they take a few thousand dollars off of all these SUVs that they’re giving away and put some of that incentive on the Malibu?
The Chevy Sonic shares major similarities in its platform, with the Chevy Bolt EV. Chances are, the next generation Sonic will more than likely be a BEV. Probably a 30-45kW battery capacity. With a 110-125kW FWD electric motor. The Sonic has Phenomenal handling, and while it may have less overall power than the Cruze, and its competitors, it delivers its peak torque much earlier.
Chevy, you’ve got this! If you’re all about a Triple-zero future, show us all why you’ve got up your sleeve!
Personally, I would love an electric car to replace my aging 2013 Sonic. However, I do not feel like an electric vehicle will be my next car. I do not have access to a garage or have a fixed schedule conducive to the charging regime needed for an EV. I hope the Chevy produces one more generation of ICE Sonics, maybe with an SS trim to compete with the Japanese and German manufacturers.
I have full confidence my Sonic can make it to 250K+ miles, so I wont have to worry about a new purchase for 4-5 years. Maybe by then battery tech and my life will change so that EVs are a more realistic option.
Dan Berning you could not say it better.,And I am a real Sonic fan. GM complains that the cars are not selling, but there is no promotion of the products whatsoever. I went to a dealership last month to get a Sonic brochure and the sales people had to go and look in one of their mini-warehouses back in the parking lot.
Asked for one in Shock color and guess what: 2 things. they did not know that the color existed and let alone that the Sonic could be ordered in that color.
Dealers rarely know much of anything about any car. If you spend five minutes in the build tool on any vehicle’s website before visiting a dealership, you’ll see what I mean.
I’m surprised that they even had a brochure! From what I understand they don’t even make them anymore or maybe only for the SUVs because when I asked my dealer for one on my 2020 Malibu they said they don’t have them. You have to print them out online! Just thought of something though, maybe I’ll call Chevy.com and see if there is indeed one that they can send me. Of course, I hold out no hope that they will because they they have not been any help whatsoever in the past!