This Is The Very Last Chevy Sonic Produced32
Just yesterday, GM Authority covered the news that production of the Chevy Sonic had reached an end. Now, we have details on the very last Chevy Sonic produced.
As pictured above, the very last Chevy Sonic produced was a sedan in the LT trim level. The four-door was equipped with the RS package and finished in Mosaic Black Metallic paint, paired with a Jet Black interior.
As GM Authority covered previously, Chevy Sonic production ended Monday, October 19th, 2020. It was originally reported that production would end October 20th, 2020, but the actual production end was in fact one day ahead of schedule.
The very last Chevy Sonic produced rolled off the line at General Motor’s Lake Orion facility in Orion Township, Michigan. The last date dealers could place orders for a new 2020 Chevy Sonic was in July. The extra production capacity at the Lake Orion facility will now be put towards production of the up-and-coming Chevrolet Bolt EUV all-electric crossover utility vehicle.
Although Chevy Sonic fans are no doubt sad to see the nameplate depart, General Motors’ decision to end production is backed by declining sales, with figures falling consistently since 2014. Just 13,971 deliveries were made in 2019. The Sonic has already been discontinued internationally, including in Canada, as well as in South Korea, where it was sold as the Aveo, and in Australia, where it was sold as the Barina.
As a reminder, the 2020 Chevy Sonic is powered by the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LUV, which produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, and mates to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both a sedan and hatchback model were produced, the former of which was offered in three trims (LS, LT, and Premier), and the latter of which was offered in two trims (LT and Premier).
Currently, no replacement for the Chevy Sonic is on the docket.
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Gone, and likely forgotten.
I would have liked to seen the Onix replace it.
Just mentioned in the other Sonic post, we may get Onix to replace Sonic since it’s feasible to do so.
typical GM missing massive opportunities with more than capable vehicles. both the sonic and cruze could’ve been hot hatches, especially the cruze (because of its size). both are turbo and both had hatch variants. GM could’ve put the 4 cylinder thats in the silverado and ct4 and put it in the cruze but with a performance trans and tires, and boom, now you have a golf r/ type r competitor. smfh
That turbo 4 in the Silverado is a dedicated truck engine, it is too tall to fit in anything that is not a truck.
That’s not entirely true… the 2.7t Dual Volute is available in a car, specifically the CT4. I think that motor usage has more to do with a longitudinal layout and the transmission. I do agree that the 2.7t would not be ideal for application in a B/C segment FWD based car because its just has too much torque.
However, a 2.0t would be great in a VSS-F vehicle. Many other manufacturers do use a 2.0t in similar FWD and AWD applications. GM does offer the 2.0t in the Regal and Malibu, but those platforms don’t generally offer the versatility of a full hatch.
We’re just no longer a car society as consumers are willing to pay more $$$$ on a smallish CUV than buy a Chevrolet Sonic that is less expensive and possibly get better fuel mileage.
For such a small displacement turbo the trailblazer has surprisingly poor fuel economy. Absolutely no doubt in my mind that the older Sonic 6mt was capable of better numbers. I believe that the both the Trax and Sonic have fuel efficiency similar to the new Trailblazer. However, I’m sure the Trailblazer is an improvement in someway, just haven’t figured out how yet.
All 4 comments above are true and correct in my opinion. RIP Sonic! But I have one question. Could they not have made the very last one something really special? A one time paint color with the Premier RS interior with every options available? Special one-off wheels? Toss on a couple of Limited production badges? Heck, why not do a run of the last 100 that way? Oh well, I can only hope they bring the Onix here for those who do still want a small car.
Rofl, people are crying about this thing like it’s a Chevelle or something! It’s a fwd turd crap car. If you like it, just get the spark or be practical and get the trailblazer or be stupid and get the trax which has the same crap engine as the sonic. Why make limited editions of an anonymous money losing plastic fantastic fwd turd?! How about pony up to a 2.0 Camaro at the very least, jeez.
Gosh, Josh. Did a Sonic run your puppy over?
No, i ran a sonic the hedgehog over!
I am super sad. chevy is only offering Malibu’s, now you have to be 4 foot tall not to hit your head every time you get in and out and seats are very uncomfortable. I gave had Chevy sedans for 40 years. my 76 nova got 30mpg way back when others were getting 12. why they never capitalized on great gas mileage, no one will ever know. I don’t want a truck. I don’t want a Mitsubishi. bad business model.
I am driving a 2015 hback with 150k is a great car very dependable.no issues
I am in a 2014 Sonic hatchback. Very cute and fits me great. I am 5ft1 and have a hard time getting a good car. Mine is having some issues lately and I am really hoping to find a reliable hatchback, and I have always driven Chevys. I hope there is a good small replacement for it soon
Hi Amy. I had a brand new 2012 Sonic 1.4 turbo sedan purchased new. I liked the car a lot. Now a few years later, I now have a 2020 Spark hatch. Yes, it’s smaller than the Sonic hatch, but still plenty of room. Fun to drive, relatively quiet, rides quite well, superb MPG, seems to be very well built, and was super cheap to buy. So far I like it better than the Sonic, although I’ve had a few cars in between. Guess what I’m saying is go check out the Spark. I think you would be quite happy.
Lack of updates and an all EV environment is the cause of mother car biting the dust.
Again folks, Chevy should have evolutionize the Sonic. If you have not driven the Sonic, you cannot have an opinion.
GM Brazil had their Trax built in Mexico with the SGE 1.4L engine (good for 153 HP, the one that was in the 2017-2019 Cruze) and it really drove superbly.
This same engine should have been put into the Sonic (c’mon, all hardware was developed by GM Brazil to mount it into the Trax).
What else? Plastics in the dashboard? Could have been upgraded.
Besides that, what? It makes a very fun to drive car for every day.
Now, the Onix? Please compare the suspension, brakes, engine to the Sonic. The Onix is an Emerging Market car. If GM is going to “DOT” the Onix it will cost a lot of money, as to almost develop a new car.
The Sonic instead was developed with all options and all markets in mind, since day 1: There were Sonics with no airbags all the way to Sonics with 10 Airbags. 1.2L, 1.4L(NA), 1.6L (NA), 1.8L(NA) and the 1.4L Turbo plus a 1.7L Diesel engine that delivered around 60 MPG.
At one point in time it was sold in 48 countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Phillipines and all middle east countries.
There was Holden Barina RS and Chevy Sonic RS and Aveo RS both RHD and LHD.
Alex has not mentioned Mexico but Mexico customers loved the Sonic. It sold consistently between 60,000 to 65,000 Sonics per year from 2013 to 2017 when it was made in Mexico, and never offered a Turbo engine locally except for the RS imported from the US.
That’s why GM Korea should develop small cars. GM must be support GMK! Not abandon!
I bought the very first turbo chevy sonic to hit the west coast back in October of 2011 (yes, it just turned 9 years old!). I remember the day I got it, I called the dealership asking if they had it. They said they didnt know what I was talking about, but a truck had just pulled up for delivery so they checked. It was on the truck! It didn’t even have a sticker on it and I bought it immediately. I am happy to say I still have it and it runs very well. Sad day to see they’ve made the last one…
I bought the first 2013 Sonic RS hatch on Long Island, NY. called the dealer a day before they took delivery of the car. 5 years and 59,000 miles later leaking coolant problems and check engine lights were coming up. All were fixed but it was time to bail. My wife though enjoyed the car.
If they do not sell well like everything else they are done.We now are a suv country.
I am sure it will proudly be displayed at the GM heritage center-not
Not a very good vehicle. I have a 2014 and its starting to breakdown on me and only has 109,000 miles on it. Not sad to see them go.
Very sad to see the Sonic go.
I have a ’15 Sonic hatch with manual transmission and only 18k miles.
It’s very roomy for my 6’5” frame, is built solidly, has the quirky instrument cluster and headlights, is made in America, gets great fuel economy, handles well, and is so quiet on the highway. It was the best subcompact in the market when we bought it new
Last of the original style, low miles, is it the 1.4t? My 2013 is getting up over 140k now… You looking to sell your primo sonic for cheap money? You can’t find one with that low mileage anywhere.
Wow, you’ve done some miles!
Mine is the 1.8 with five speed. I skipped the 1.4 turbo due to reliability concerns. But it is the mid-level LT
I own a 2017 sonic RS LT manual transmission and it has now 57000 km. I like my car 🚗
I have a Sonic RS 2015, 6 speed manual and it has only 6,500 miles on it
Bought a 2012 sonic had it over a year it only had 40 tsd I’m on it and have no problems with so far bought it in July ,2019 just love it great price!!!
I have really liked my 2014 Sonic; for a small car it feels like a big one, handling very well, running very smoothly, and with the two main flaws of the stock version — the terrible OEM tires and the insufficient noise insulation in the doors — easy to fix aftermarket as I did the first few months after I bought it. Quite simply Chevy did not market this car after the first couple of years, even though it continues to stand out in the small car market IMHO. No upgrades, no new direct injection engine with a more serviceable PCV system, no “stretch” to give a couple extra inches of much needed legroom in the back seat. And definitely no advertising, even though it beats the second-gen Cruze in so many ways, seat comfort, ergonomics, noise, etc, and beats its subcompact import competition in that it actually feels like a car.
I am want good tires on a new vehicle also but it is unlikely they will come from the factory unless it is a performance car so AFTER I find the best deal possible I tell them I do not like the tires so how much is it to put on my preferred tires,I have already asked a local tire dealer the cost of the tires less trade on the factory tires if I bring the vehicle straight from the dealer to the tire store in case the dealer does not want to give me a great price on the tires and sell them and be ahead of the game sucks to have tires that have poor traction,handling or are excessively loud. GM is a big scam on there trucks with optional A/T or on z71 trucks tire dealers and even goodyear will not call them A/T but GM will,there are tires out there not A/T rated with better off-road ratings.