GM Boss Calls for High-Performance Chevrolet Sonic

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This year's Los Angeles Auto Show marked the introduction of the 2014 Sonic RS sedan, the second sporty vehicle in the Sonic lineup after the RS hatchback. Both are powered by the same 1.4-liter Ecotec engine rated at 138 HP. Not bad, but not enough to make the Sonic RS a high-performance vehicle.
Whether Chevy needs such a vehicle in its showrooms is probably up to the customers to decide, but GM president Mark Reuss says he would love to see an even sportier compact rolling off Chevrolet's assembly line. "I'd love to do" a high-performance Sonic, "we've got the ride-and-handling vehicle dynamics for it", Reuss said, without going into specifics.

Since a high-performance Sonic would rival the Ford Fiesta ST, Chevrolet could probably use Opel's new turbocharged 1.6-liter SIDI engine that delivers 197 horsepower. We'll just have to see if GM really wants one...

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