The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic configurator comes online
The model specific page on the Chevrolet website for the 2012 Sonic opens with a screen that is half orange and half grey, with the 5-door hatchback on the left and the 4-door sedan on the right with a button for each option that plainly reads “Play with this one”. Once you pick the form that you prefer (I chose the hatchback), you are swept away to a screen where you can use your arrow keys to change the “camera” angle and the color of the 2012 Sonic 5-door, with more options on the left side to learn about the new B segment Chevy. Along the bottom is a button to build your own and when you click that, you are presented with a unique build page that shows you all of the options laid out with the explanation of what trimlines come with which features, with the available options for the given trimline showing as being ‘lit up’ while the features not available with the chosen trimline shaded in.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback in LS form begins at $14,635 which includes the 138hp 1.8L engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with white, silver, bright red and black coming with that price. Should you opt for the Sonic LS in Inferno Orange Metallic the price goes up to $14,830 and Crystal Red Tintcoat bumps the price to $14,960 while the price with the automatic transmission (and the “free” paint codes) jumps to $15,705. With this low priced trimline, 15” painted aluminum wheels and Jet Black/Dark Titanium interior finishes are standard.
When you pick the 2012 Sonic LT trimline, you receive the option to select the 1.4L turbocharged engine that packs the same horsepower as the 1.8L engine, but this engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, 23 more lb-ft of torque and a price increase to $16,760 (the Sonic LT with the 1.8L begins at $16,060). This package includes more wheel options, foglights, and upgrades like the Connectivity package while the Sonic LT receives similar price upgrades based on the color chosen.