The Chevy Sonic, in both sedan and hatchback configuration, was terminated in October 2020 following the 2020 model year. Despite being long since discontinued, GM dealers still managed to sell a few leftover units in the 2022 calendar year.
These 16 Sonic deliveries are known as “zombie cars,” since they are sold long since the vehicle was officially discontinued. It also means that these vehicles have been on dealer lots for quite some time now.
As a reminder, the Chevy Sonic was first introduced in the U.S. for the 2012 model year, replacing the Chevy Aveo. At the time of its demise, the 2020 Sonic was available in LS, LT and Premier trim levels for the sedan, and LT and Premier trim levels for the five-door hatchback. A sporty RS appearance package was optional on LT and Premier sedans, as well as standard affair on the hatchback.
Regardless of trim or body style, all 2020 Sonic variants were equipped with the turbocharged 1.4L LUV I4 gasoline engine, which produced 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This output was routed to the front wheels through the GM six-speed automatic transmission.
As previously mentioned, Chevy Sonic production ended at the GM Lake Orion plant in October 2020. The last Sonic ever manufactured was a sedan in LT form. Equipped with the RS package, this unit was painted in Mosaic Black Metallic paint and featured a Jet Black interior colorway.
The then-new Chevy Bolt EUV was introduced around this time and took advantage of the increased production capacity the Sonic’s departure created. Currently, the GM Lake Orion assembly plant produces the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Bolt EUV, and Cruise AV vehicles.