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16 Oct 2013
6:00 am

New Sonic RS at JIMS

With just a few days to go until the General Motors South Africa stand at the Johannesburg International Motor Show buzzes with media activity, the forthcoming Chevrolet Sonic RS has been announced as one of the stars of the show.

Forming part of an exclusive special vehicle twosome for the Show, the Sonic RS is the new jewel in the Sonic range. Due for South African release in the first quarter of 2014, the Sonic RS adds performance flavour to the Sonic range, the five-door hatchback featuring a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet with a 103 kW of power.

Coupled to an uprated suspension, the Sonic RS also features improved handling to match the boosted performance.

A number of special detail changes inside and out separate the Sonic RS from its siblings, highlights of which include a sportier exterior look, dark-painted alloy wheels, red interior detailing and the innovative Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which makes its South African debut in the Sonic RS.

Chevrolet brand manager Tim Hendon said the RS badge formed the first level of performance-oriented nomenclature within the model naming hierarchy at Chevrolet. This made the Sonic RS a very special car.

“It will certainly add some interesting flavour to the Sonic product portfolio in South Africa next year,” Hendon said.