Chevy Sonic Production Ends In October, Makes Room For Bolt EUV
Another car for sale in the United States gets the ax because Chevrolet confirms the disappearance of the Sonic for a long time. It has been available in the United States since the 2012 model year.
“We informed Chevrolet dealers in June of our intention to stop production of the Chevrolet Sonic in October due to lower demand,” said Chevy spokesman Kevin Kelly. Motor1.com. “This action also paves the way for the assembly plant in the canton of Orion to prepare for the production of the updated Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, which will go into production in 2021. Orion’s workforce will not be affected by this decision . “
As an example of declining demand, Chevy delivered only 13,971 Sonics in 2019, down 32.2% from 2018. The model did not perform much better in the first semester of 2020, as the automaker moved 6,452 copies of the vehicle, which was 24 percent less than the same period last year.
Chevy plans to introduce the refreshed Bolt in late 2020. Changes include a revised cabin that has new seats, a push-button gear selection, a padded dashboard and softer-touch materials than the current vehicle. The front part should also be very different.
The EUV Bolt (spy shots above) will join the lineup in the summer of 2021. It will have an exterior appearance similar to the refreshed Bolt. However, the crossover will roll on a wheelbase three inches longer than its brother and will be five inches longer overall. As a major selling point, the Bolt EUV will be the first non-Cadillac model to be available with the advanced Super Cruise driver assistance system.
A recent rumor suggests that the Chevy is also preparing to kill the Malibu. This could happen in the 2023 model year. As with the Sonic, the demand for passenger cars is decreasing, which forces the manufacturer to withdraw them from the range.
There are also persistent rumors of the Camaro leaking. Deliveries of the performance coupe fell 43.5% in the first half of 2020.