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    Thanks Kris for sending them in!

    Stay tuned in the coming weeks as GMI will be publishing a full review of the Canadian Orlando!

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    So where does the Orlando fit in? It looks similarly sized to the Equinox/Terrain.

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    That hood on the Sonic looks expensive. I recall many internal battles over the LaCrosse hood because of it's "bird's beak" creases. Sonic has even more pronounced creases.

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Squashtowner View Post
    So where does the Orlando fit in? It looks similarly sized to the Equinox/Terrain.
    Its more along the size of the HHR I think, would technically fit below the Nox but seats more and might have more interior volume. Maybe its mroe a HHR-Nox-Orlando-Traverse set up. But the U.S. isn't getting this thing. would've been neat to have fill in the line up since the HHR is gone, even if it was a 5 passenger would of been a good replacement.

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    That hood on the Sonic looks expensive. I recall many internal battles over the LaCrosse hood because of it's "bird's beak" creases. Sonic has even more pronounced creases.
    Yup but its a good thing, makes things more dynamic, seems like the cost was kept down still even though some of the body work would be expensive so do. The more bends you do the more work needs to be done, then the more expensive it gets.
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    Killing HHR was a bad idea. I love mine, and would get another one in a heart beat.

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    Nick,

    Do you know if this Sonic is a pre-production model or are they now actual production models?

    BTW: Found out the constraint on the Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat has been lifted!

    I'm still crossing my fingers that I'll get mine in September!

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by LorbeerTLC View Post
    Nick,

    Do you know if this Sonic is a pre-production model or are they now actual production models?

    BTW: Found out the constraint on the Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat has been lifted!

    I'm still crossing my fingers that I'll get mine in September!

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    I would assume both are pre-production models. Well, I'm certain the Sonic is...but Orlando likely is as well.

    Great news on the Red tintcoat!!!

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    The Sonic will sell like crazy if priced and marketed right. Great looking small car.

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    I still don't like the Orlando, no matter how many pics I see (or real world sightings). Utilitarian for sure given its boxy shape, but aesthetically... Ugh...

    The Sonic/Aveo looks really nice. I am not a fan of the sedan's rear end, but the front and that crease on the sedan's doors are nice styling touches: enough to give it character without getting into the 'too busy' category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    That hood on the Sonic looks expensive. I recall many internal battles over the LaCrosse hood because of it's "bird's beak" creases. Sonic has even more pronounced creases.
    And yet I personally find the old sedan looked more expensive over all. Not sure what to think of the Sonic, it looks great in hatchback form but from the pics you've posted the sedan has a budget Korean econobox look to it. I can also see the gauges turning many people off.

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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    I like how the sedan's trunk lid fips up into a spoiler. Reminds me of the 1 series.
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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    The Sonic sedan is a pretty sharp looking car.
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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    I wonder why'd they'd put "Turbo" on the Sonic if it's only going to be 138hp. Seems it would have to be over 170hp for it to be even noticed.

    If I recall correctly, I think the Orlando will have 185hp. I hope there will be video reviews of the Orlando. I'd be curious to see people try to "smuggle" it in the US.
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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by fakeout View Post
    I wonder why'd they'd put "Turbo" on the Sonic if it's only going to be 138hp. Seems it would have to be over 170hp for it to be even noticed.
    Because it has a turbo. 138hp 1.4 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder mated to either a six speed auto or manual trans.
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    Re: 2012 Sonic/Orlando Live Shots

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