After seeing the Sonic Z-Spec Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, we didn’t think it would take too long before Chevrolet revealed the first details on the production version of the car. Now we have them as the production Sonic Z-Spec will be revealed at the 2011 New York Auto Show next week.

The production version will include body-color ground effects (with a silver exhaust tip), contrasting mirror caps and roof spoiler, contrasting upper and lower grille surrounds, and a body graphics package. Additionally, the customer will get a more unique look for their special edition hatchback with a front fascia extension, rocker panel extensions, rear fascia extension, and silver exhaust tip. The interior is left widely untouched with only new aluminum sport pedals and sill plates. The vehicle will be completed with a new set of painted wheels offered in size 16" or 17".

Customers will have to choose from two different color accent packages - "Black Out" or "White Out" - that feature black accents on the Summit White Sonic exterior paint and Summit White accents on the Inferno Orange Sonic.

The 2012 Sonic will carry a 1.8L DOHC inline 4-cylinder unit delivering 135 HP and 125 lb-ft of torque, but customers can also upgrade to an optional 138 HP 1.4L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder. We imagine the Z-Spec package will come with these same engine options.

"The new Z-Spec accessories reinforce Sonic’s fun, youthful spirit," said Rick Scheidt, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. "Customization is particularly important with the customers we believe will gravitate toward the Sonic, and we want to help them make their vehicle look exactly the way they want as easily as possible."

The Sonic Z-Spec package will be available in parts form or as a full package. Prices will be revealed closer to the launch date, but don’t stress too much about the additional up front costs; GM is allowing customers to roll the parts prices into their monthly payment.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    DOHC inline 4-cylinder or turbocharged inline 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    Standard:135 HP Turbo: 138 HP
  • Torque @ RPM:
    125 lb-ft
  • Displacement:
    1800 or 1400 L
  • body style:

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18 comments:

  (474) posted on 01.6.2012

Hahaha they are right, actually this Sonic Z-Spec really have an impressive styling and design. I just hope that they also include some pictures of interior of this car.

  (397) posted on 01.2.2012

Chevy concept is so damn cute but I’m not impress with the wheels of it, I just only think that it really don’t suits for it.

  (692) posted on 01.1.2012

I already knew that this one is worthy of a production version. Good thing that the guys at Chevrolet also had the same thoughts.

  (409) posted on 12.9.2011

Yeah! I’m agree with them that the white spot that they add on it really gives the aggressiveness on it which is looks so lovely. I just only hope that on the next issue of this sonic Z-spec they could already elaborate the interior features of it.

  (541) posted on 09.9.2011

Hahaha May Back is right, actually this Sonic Z-Spec really have an impressive styling and design. I just hope that they also include some pictures of interior of this car.

  (467) posted on 09.7.2011

Impressive styling! I don’t understand why other people didn’t like the style that this Sonic had. Learn to appreciate some arts guys! smiley

  (474) posted on 08.24.2011

The design is expressing the aggressive look on this Sonic Z-Spec. I wonder if when will they put this one on market production, looking forward to it.

  (595) posted on 08.10.2011

Me either, I don’t like the designed of this Sonic Z-spec it is better if they make it just a simple design and had a pure red color on its body.

  (302) posted on 08.1.2011

Yeah! I must agree that it looks so ordinary, I think there’s no special on this car that makes it to attract a buyer.

  (359) posted on 07.5.2011

Yeah it look so ordinary and I think there’s no stunning on its details. It makes me wonder on who wants to own this car!

  (532) posted on 07.5.2011

It looks a cable car to me and its name sounds like a electric car. Well, I don’t think that its current performance is amazing and it seems that a tuning version would be better!

  (462) posted on 05.12.2011

Sonic Z-shape carries a pretty good look. I’m pretty sure that the qualities that bring with this give a whole package sold out for the new production. 

  (541) posted on 04.20.2011

They would probably be considering selling the car as a whole in the next few months. For the meantime, they are opting to sell it in parts.

  (337) posted on 04.19.2011

What, they are selling it in parts only? That means that you need to first have a Z-Spec in order to get this. It would have been better if they had also sold this as a complete unit.

  (630) posted on 04.18.2011

hmm. I don’t know what to think about this car. It seems that this is a improved version of Chevy Aveo with the steering wheel attach like in the Volt!

  (777) posted on 04.18.2011

Well, I find the car looks like a Hyundai or KIA. This accessory offered by GM is kind of lame. I do hope that they will come up with a high performance-oriented parts as well.

  (507) posted on 04.18.2011

Well, it is actually a good thing that they have released details of the production Z-Spec this early. I am really irritated when a car company makes me wait a long time for a production version.

  (600) posted on 04.18.2011

Well, when I first saw the Concept Z Spec in Detroit, I already knew that this one is worthy of a production version. Good thing that the guys at Chevrolet also had the same thoughts.

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