• 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept

    The Sonic Accessories Concept makes two Sonics showing their faces at SEMA this year.
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Chevrolet’s going to an all-too familiar script with its SEMA-bound offerings. Over the past few years, the Chevrolet Sonic has been a SEMA staple and this year figures to be no different. I already talked about the Sonic Performance Concept so now it’s time to dive into the other Sonic we’ll be seeing at the 2014 SEMA Auto Show. This model is called the Sonic Accessories Concept and like the Performance Concept, this one isn’t really a concept, but a showpiece of what the Sonic could look like if it was covered in Chevy’s latest lineup of accessories.

In other words, this is what Chevrolet wants you to buy in the event you’re in the market for a Sonic.

Yes, the Sonic Accessories Concept creates a nice display models for the many possibilities customers have for mixing and matching new accessories available for the hatchback. The concept should give us a look at the optional accessories we can expect to see for the Sonic. There’s a lot to choose from, covering a wide range of the hatchback’s real estate.

Whether it’s the exterior, the interior, or even upgrades to the suspension, there are plenty of new digs to go around for Chevy’s little hot hatch. The Sonic Accessories Concept shows us what’s possible. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about it when it makes its debut at the 2014 SEMA Auto Show.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept.

Chevrolet Sonic Accessories Concept In Detail

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It’s got a Summit White exterior color with an offset, matte-black racing stripe running the down the hatchback’s entire length.

The Sonic Accessories Concept is not as flashy as some of the other Sonic concepts we’ve seen at SEMA in recent years, but that’s beside the point. This model isn’t an off-the-wall concept like the Sonic Boom was back in 2011, nor is it as not as eye-popping and heavily modified like the Sonic RS Concept we saw at the 2013 SEMA show.

But those aren’t the reasons why we should pay attention to the Sonic Accessories Concept. We should pay attention to this model because it’s essentially a preview model of the Sonic’s new list of accessories.

It’s got a Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black racing stripe running the down the hatchback’s entire length. It also has new headlamp and taillight rings, a new black grille surround, new mirror covers, and a rear spoiler. Chevy also installed a set of 17-inch aluminum wheels, as well as a suspension kit that lowers the hatchback’s ride height.

New carpeted floor mats, door sills, and sports pedals are also part of what Chevrolet is offering for the Sonic. Another interior highlight is the Kicker subwoofer and amplifier, providing a highly entertaining and admittedly pulse-pounding new element to the Sonic’s already impressive list of new accessories.

Chevrolet Sonic

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The Chevrolet Sonic has always been one of Chevrolet’s most interesting models. It’s become a popular model for a lot of Chevy buyers since the second-generation model arrived in 2011. It’s also become pretty popular with performance enthusiasts who swear by the Sonic as one of the most fun hot hatchbacks they’ve driven in quite a while.

How you can have a car with so many admirers cost less than $15,000 escapes me, but the Sonic somehow makes it all possible, thanks to a healthy combination of sporty looks and impressive performance credentials. I can’t say the same thing for the Sonic Sedan, but the hatchback version’s really where it’s at.

Despite it’s size, the Sonic still has an impressive engine lineup, boasting of a 1.8-liter inline-four engine and a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that each produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The former is good for a 0-to-60-mph sprint time of 9.7 seconds while the latter can cover the same ground in just 7.9 seconds.

Prices for the 2014 Sonic begins at $14,185.

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Built to highlight the personalization possibilities, Sonic Accessories concept allows mixing and matching of the latest accessories for unique treatments.

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Sonic Accessories concept highlights include:

Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black stripe
Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
Chevrolet Accessories black 17-inch aluminum wheels
Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Accessories concepts also packs a Kicker® subwoofer and amplifier to complement its street-smart style with the appropriate decibels.

Under the hood is the Ecotec 1.4L turbo rated at 138 horsepower (103kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance.

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