Chevrolet Sonic Turbo now available with a 6-speed automatic

There are never enough gears to go through these days. GM announced today that the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Ecotec 1.4 liter turbo engine will now be available with a 6-speed automatic transmission – it has been only available with a manual-transmission.

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“Providing the option of a turbocharged engine to our non-stick driving Chevy customers allows us to offer everyone the thrill and power of a fuel-efficient Ecotec 1.4L powerplant,” said Jim Danahy, vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer for North American small cars. “Both in the Sonic and Cruze, the engine enables better fuel economy without sacrificing power or performance. It’s really a winning combination.”

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The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Ecotec 1.4L turbo 6-speed automatic delivers an EPA-estimated 27/37 mpg (city/highway), while the manual gets 29/40 mpg.

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