Chevrolet Canada

Chevrolet Canada

December 09, 2010 16:09 ET

A New Beginning for Chevrolet in the Small Car Segment: Introducing the All-New Chevrolet Sonic

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Chevrolet announced today that its all-new small car will be called the Chevrolet Sonic in North America.

"Following the successful formula of the award-winning Chevrolet Cruze, which has changed the way people look at compact cars, the new Sonic takes aim at energizing Canada's small car segment," said Marc Comeau, vice president, Chevrolet Canada. "The new car is roomy, stylish and fun to drive, and we felt that the Sonic name conveys the youth and energy that this vehicle is all about."

The Sonic small car is the next important step forward reflecting Chevrolet's commitment to deliver a range of smaller, fuel-efficient and fun to drive cars that are ideally suited to the Canadian market and particularly at home within urban environments. 

The vehicle will continue to be called Aveo in other parts of the world, where it will be sold in more than 50 countries.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. With fuel solutions ranging from gas-friendly to gas-free, Chevrolet is one of Canada's best-selling automotive brands with an extensive portfolio that includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a host of new, smaller, highly fuel efficient models to come including the Cruze compact car (fall 2010) and the game-changing Volt electric vehicle (summer 2011). Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at or join the conversation at

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