SEMA 2011: Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze Dusk Concepts are elegant, impressive

Two Chevrolet concepts that deserve a little more attention than usual at this year’s SEMA Show are the Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze Dusk Concepts.

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The Chevrolet Sonic Dusk features a Berlin Blue exterior, with a mild concept ground effects package, grille treatment and 18-inch concept wheels in dark Galvano Silver. The headlamps also get a sophisticated treatment with a tinted blue shade. Inside, the Sonic Dusk Concept gets Mojave leather interior has custom seat inserts, Z-Spec shift knob with satin chrome trim, Z-Spec sport pedals and accessory interior trim kit. The interior also gets a suede-trimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel, custom audio system. For performance the car gets Brembo brake and suspension upgrades.

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Joining the Sonic Dusk is the Cruze Dusk, which gets most of the modifications made to the Sonic.

Refresher:

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is available in a sedan and hatchback variant. The standard engine on the 2012 Sonic is a 1.8L DOHC inline 4-cylinder unit making 135-hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, while an optional 138-hp 1.4L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder is also available. Prices start at $14,495 for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan($15,395 for the Chevrolet Sonic LS Hatchback), which is powered by a 1.8L Ecotec making 128-hp. Prices top out at $17,295 for the LTZ Sedan and $17,995 for the LTZ Hatchback. Prices start at $14,495.
  • 2012 Chevrolet Cruze: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze base LS model is powered by a 136-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, while the Eco, LT and LTZ model get a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder Ecotec engine making 138-hp and a maximum torque of 148 lb-ft. The 1.4L turbo models are expected to have a cruising range of more than 500 miles and the Cruze Eco is estimated to get an EPA fuel-economy rating of 42 mpg on the highway. All 2011 Cruze models are available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at $16,995 for the base model to $22,695 for the top-of-the-line model.

– By: Omar Rana