SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

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    SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects
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    October 31, 2012
    by Luke Vandezande


    Chevrolet just unveiled its “Dusk” edition Sonic during the 2012 SEMA Show as a production-intended package.

    It’s meant to offer buyers a more sophisticated version of the company’s sub-compact which went on sale a year ago. Included in that, customers will get 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and the classiest touch of all: ground effects.

    “The reaction to the Sonic Dusk concept last year was overwhelmingly positive and proved customers are interested in a more-refined subcompact. We’re moving quickly to bring Sonic Dusk to Chevrolet showrooms,” vice president of Chevrolet marketing Chris Perry said.

    Full article and additional images at link.

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Thats a good looking car.
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    It's a great looking package all around. I like the Camaro Dusk as well.

    That being said, does anyone else think "Dusk" is a crappy name for it? It made for great concepts but I'm not too thrilled using it as a production nameplate.
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    I too think "Dusk" is kinda cartoon sounding for a production model. Maybe "LTE" could work.

    Regardless. This car was much nicer than I ever expected especially for this class and this package looks like it definitely takes it up another notch. Those rims compliment this little car nicely too.

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Can someone kindly explain to me why these small cars have to be so overly narrow. Adding 4 to 6 inches of width would improve interior room, not to mention handling.
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Railfan View Post
    Can someone kindly explain to me why these small cars have to be so overly narrow. Adding 4 to 6 inches of width would improve interior room, not to mention handling.
    Frontal area, less is more mileage

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    MAybe Chevy will re-align their "L" designations. This will probably be the LTZ

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    This has joined my short list of new cars.
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    I just wish it had a little more "go" along with that "show"... even a GMPP upgrade kit like they had for the old 2.0 turbos would be a nice addition, no?
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Novak454 View Post
    I just wish it had a little more "go" along with that "show"... even a GMPP upgrade kit like they had for the old 2.0 turbos would be a nice addition, no?
    The new 1.6L turbo should be just what the doctor ordered.

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Z16monte View Post
    Frontal area, less is more mileage
    If that be the case then the Smart Car should get phenomenal gas mileage (which it really doesn't considering its' size).
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Agree, different name is needed. I read Sonic Duck the first time I saw it. The interior and wheels are very contemporary. I'd buy a Sonic turbo/m6 with this package and many others too.

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Railfan View Post
    If that be the case then the Smart Car should get phenomenal gas mileage (which it really doesn't considering its' size).
    Then you run into the aero problem with city cars: there isn't enough car to diffuse turbulence moving down the sides of the vehicle.
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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Railfan View Post
    If that be the case then the Smart Car should get phenomenal gas mileage (which it really doesn't considering its' size).
    The frontal area of a smart car is huge for it's size because of its height. The Smart car was really designed for limited parking in Germany so they created a car that was legal to park nose or tail to the curb without having to have the additional space required for parallel parking.

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    Re: SEMA: Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Tries for Class, Gets Ground Effects

    If you click on the link and open up the pictures, there is a white car just behind the dusk ..what pray tell is that. It looks like it may have some type of "Z" insignia just behind the drivers front wheel well???
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