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Old 10-08-2019, 04:56 PM   #429 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
On topic! I saw another rumour: the Chevrolet Sonic is living on borrowed time in the States.

It was dropped in Canada this year.

Niky: I don't think it's mostly about fuel prices. Manufacturers are also eager to get people into crossovers that are based on a shared subcompact platform because the starting MSRP of the crossover is often many thousands of $ higher than the non-subcompact, even with similar fuel economy (same drivetrain) and utility. EG: Chevy Sonic and the Trax. Mazda 3 and CX3. Nissan Micra and Kicks.

I would say it is only a matter of time. The Sonic is 8 years old and there have been no pictures of a next generation vehicle testing. It is also the only subcompact car assembled in the USA so I doubt GM makes any money on it.
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