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Report: 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

After debuting as the Aveo RS at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the rebranded Sonic RS is expected to be released in late 2012 as a 2013 model year car according to GMInside News. The Sonic RS will be released in both sedan and hatchback versions with some standard Sonic parts and a few nice upgrades. The RS will have a much more aggressive body kit and GMI says even a tweaked suspension for better handling.

Under the hood, things remain the same, as the RS will feature the same 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with 138hp and 148lb-ft of torque. The $14,995 starting price of the base Sonic seems to indicate that the market for the Sonic RS will be as a budget hatch, given there are many more hatch's out there with better performance. Also the RS will be the only B-segment made in the USA, with production scheduled to begin this quarter in Michigan. Photos displayed are of the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo RS.

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