2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS breaks cover

Chevy has pulled the wraps of the new Sonic RS sporty small car ahead of the official introduction at the North American International Auto show. The new RS version of the Sonic is aimed at younger drivers looking for a car with style that is still cheap to own and operate. The Sonic RS has a turbocharged engine at 1.4L displacement putting out 138HP and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The RS version of the Sonic only comes in a five-door body and it includes the MyLink infotainment system standard. That allows the user to navigate their smartphone for driving directions and more on the radio display. The car can be had in 6-speed or automatic versions. The RS version has a new front fascia with new fog lamps, RS grill, a different rear fascia, and a new rear spoiler.

It also sports new rocker moldings and a new mirror carp finish. The wheels on the car are unique 17-inch five spoke designs and it has a returned sport exhaust with a chrome outlet. The car also gets a lower and stiffer suspension and a host of interior upgrades specific to the RS design. The Sonic starts at $14,995; exact pricing on the RS version should be unveiled next month. We have talked about the turbo Sonic in the past.