Production on the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is scheduled to resume today after a two day halt due to a missing part.
The Lake Orion, Michigan plant experienced the shortage on a part possibly brought in from Thailand, which recently experienced some massive flooding.
Edmunds.com data reflects that since production began on August 1, the Sonic has been the only subcompact produced in the U.S., and is GM’s fastest-selling model, getting from dealership to an owner’s home in just 11 days.
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Refresher: 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.
– By: Alexandra Koken