Customers interested in adding a touch of custom style to the subcompact Chevy Sonic can do so with this unique white wheel option.
The Chevy Sonic’s white wheel option is tagged with RPO code 5BD, and are offered as an LPO-level option, which means they are an official accessory installed by the dealer. The wheels are 17 inches (43.2 cm) in diameter, and painted white, with a simple split five-spoke design. Pricing is set at $695.
While the white wheel options offered on the Chevy Sonic definitely stand out among all the other wheel options available for the vehicle, they also stand out from the General Motors vehicle lineup as a whole. To our knowledge, the Chevy Sonic is the only GM model to even offer white wheels.
White wheels aren’t something seen very often these days, especially as an official accessory from a major automaker, and for anyone hoping to stand out from the crowd, these are one obvious go-to solution.
Unfortunately, the Chevy Sonic nameplate is set to retire this year, as GM Authority was the first to report in early July, and later confirmed by General Motors. Currently produced at the GM Lake Orion plant near Detroit, the facility is set to be converted over to production of the new Chevy Bolt EUV, an all-electric crossover based on the Chevy Bolt EV hatchback-like crossover. Both the new Chevy Bolt EUV and the refreshed Chevy Bolt EV are set to go into production later in 2020 or early in 2021.
The Chevy Sonic is one of the latest General Motors vehicles set to retire as the automaker gears up to introduce “at least” 20 new EVs by the 2023 calendar year, preceded by the Chevy Cruze, the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, and the Chevy Impala.
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