2011 Detroit: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic’s ride, handling tuned by Corvette engineers

We’ve already seen all the press photos and details on the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic but one thing we did want to point out along with our live images from the show floor is that the Sonic’s ride and handling have been tuned by Chevy Corvette engineers. Now we’re not sure what exactly means until we get behind the wheel of one – but it sounds interesting nonetheless.

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The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will go on sale in the later part of 2011 in a sedan and hatchback variant and two engine choices. 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.

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– By: Omar Rana