2017 Chevy Sonic EV Release Date, Price, Mpg, Review – The first speculations and rumours of the new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV electric car were published some few weeks ago. The auto motor industry has witnessed a rapid increase of hybrid and electric cars hit the market more often as a result of more and more manufactures deciding to try their fate in this segment.
The hybrid buzz started off with the Toyota auto maker which made the Prius some fifteen years ago, and currently we are now accustomed to seeing super cars powered by hybrid engines, such as the McLaren P1. And more vehicles which are produced by an all-electric manufactures such as the daring Tesla.
Despite the thrill and excitement that has come with these cars, the most sought after all-electrics are the subcompact versions such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Spark. The latter will soon be getting a successor, however, that remains a rumour for now.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV exterior
Exterior wise, the brand new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV comes in both sedan and hatch style. According to the auto maker, this will depend on the success of either which will result in its production volume increasing than the other.
Rumours allege that the auto maker will produce approximately 1,800 units as compliance cars, in such a case, we should expect Chevrolet to choose whichever option they deem will be accepted with a battery pack below its sheetmetal.
The design of the new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV will most certainly be modern with lots of touches from the Chevy Spark and soft edges. As a matter of fact, the new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV might be as a result of the combination between the Spark and current Sonic.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV interior
When it comes to the interior of the brand new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV, buyers should expect a more spacious car in comparison to the previous Spark model this will be attributed to the increased dimensions.
It will come equipped with contemporary hybrid gauges, heated seats for top trims and an optional leather upholstered seats. Some other high tech features we should expect from the hybrid vehicle include an upgraded infotainment system and a smart phone connectivity carriers as well.
New safety features will also be forthcoming which will include Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Assist, multiple front and side air bags, Collision Warning, among others.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV engine
The new vehicle will be built under the General Motors new platform referred to as the Gamma platform, called G2SC. This announcement means that the new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV will not come as neither the current Spark nor the current convectional Sonic’s line-up.
The new hybrid car will make use of the lithium ion battery pack which will be crafted by using LG Chen Cells, LG is Chevy’s long term manufacturer lithium ion batteries and will use the best technology in order to realise a possible 200 and more miles of all electric range.
There are other ambitious numbers and everything has been estimated in upwards of 150 miles and will be welcomed by Chevy’s enthusiasts and all hybrid fans. It is quite a mystery which engine would be used but rumours point to a possible 1.2L four cylinder or something close to that.
2017 Chevy Sonic EV price and release date
With an approximated 200 miles of an all-electric range, the new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV will be a vehicle worth to wait. The fuel ratings have also been projected in upwards of over 100 miles per gallon and it will be attention-grabbing to see how the Chevrolet manufactures will improve their charging options.
The price figures have not released since they are planning for a major assault on fellow all-electric rivals, however, buyers should expect the price to be around 30,000 USD. Despite the stated price tag, the new Chevy might be more expensive than that depending on the trim levels.
The new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV is expected to be a hit if General Motors plays its cards right. They will have to move rapidly than the Tesla model and be creative at the same time. The new 2017 Chevy Sonic EV is expected to roll out late next year (2016) or early the following year.