Harbin First Look: The 2016 Chevy Sonic

The 2016 models continue arriving here at Harbin Automotive, which gives us a pretty high degree of responsibility. Not only do we need to let Alabama drivers know the facts about these models, but we’re also getting to know these models ourselves. So, shall we get to know the many interesting facets of the 2016 Chevy Sonic together? Of course we should.

2016 Chevy Sonic Release Date | Scottsboro AL

Two great body styles

The first thing to jump off the page in regard to the 2016 Chevy Sonic is that you can now choose from a sedan or a hatchback body style. Looking for something a little sportier in appearance? Opt for the hatchback, offering up to 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down, good for sporting gear or musical equipment. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, go for the sedan, which has 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space, more than the competing Civic or Corolla.

Two compelling powertrains

In keeping with its ability to be personalized, the Sonic offers two powertrain options as well. Standard for the new model year is an EcoTec 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. However, if a little more get-up is your desire, try the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder that offers up to 40 highway mpg. In either case, you’ll enjoy the composed and confident performance of the 2016 Sonic.

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Terrific Tech

Connectivity is key for the 2016 Chevy Sonic. It offers the excellent built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot through OnStar, which allows for up to seven devices to be connected to the internet at once. Additionally, the Sonic now offers RemoteLink Key Fob Services, which allows users to remotely start, lock, unlock or locate their vehicle.

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Despite its style and performance, the 2016 Chevy Sonic doesn’t flinch when it comes to safety either. The Sonic offers ten standard airbags and a high-strength steel safety cage. Meanwhile, the Sonic also offers a variety of terrific crash mitigation features, such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning and a rear vision camera, making it certain that accidents will be few and far between.

The 2016 Chevy Sonic is set to arrive at Harbin Automotive in fall of this year, so if you’re interested in setting up a test drive, don’t hesitate. Hope to see you soon at Harbin Automotive!