The Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec concept is one of the vehicles
which went on display at the 2011 North American International
Auto Show in Detroit.
The Sonic Z-Spec is designed to help promote the recently
unveiled production Sonic hatchback and sedan. But it
also helps provide a hint at what an official RS-spec
or some other 'hot' version of the Sonic could look like
- minus the stickers and multitude of orange bits.
The Sonic Z-Spec concept has obviously had some input
from a variety of aftermarket manufacturers, including
Recaro, BBS, Brembo, K&N, Borla and Pedders Suspension.
The car says as much due to the array of stickers located
ahead of the rear wheel arches.
Of course if you're over the age of 15 then all the gaudy
graphics look stupid, but strip them away and you're left
with a fairly handsome little hot hatch which has some
styling elements reminiscent of the VW Golf GTi, and others
which could be from the Seat Leon.
Unfortunately the rear end of the Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec
isn't as nice as the front. The taillights, rear window
surround, rear door handle and oversize numberplate surround
all come together in a jumbled confusion of disjointed
shape which don't compliment each other.
Inside, things get a little bit better. The Sonic Z-Spec
has been equipped with stylish Recaro sports seats upholstered
in light brown leather. The same leather has been used
for the gear gaiter and parts of the steering wheel, unfortunately
it's not the best color match for the rest of the interior
- which is dark grey, and it does all end up looking a
bit like someone 'upgraded' the interior with bits from
Pep Boys and Halfords.
Powering the Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec is a turbocharged
4-cylinder which drives the front wheels.
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