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General Motors is adage goodbye to its Chevrolet Sonic as it paves the way for the assembly of its electric cars.
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The Detroit-based automaker appear that assembly of the vehicle, already billed as the best-selling subcompact car in the nation, will end in October. Its Orion Assembly plant, which currently produces the Sonic and Bolt EV, will adapt for “production of the active Bolt EV and Bolt EUV,” GM said.
“We notified Chevrolet dealers on June 22 of our affairs to end assembly of the Chevrolet Sonic in October, due to crumbling demand,” a GM agent said in a statement.
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The cars are slated to go into assembly at the ability in 2021.
Chevrolet Sonic (Chevrolet)
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This marks the second Detroit-area GM bulb to about-face that has confused assembly to focus on all-electric cars. The Detroit-Hamtramck bulb in Detroit will additionally be committed to electric cartage only, GM told FOX Business.
The Sonic was aboriginal appear during the 2012 archetypal year. That aforementioned year it was ranked amid U.S. News’ best auto cars with reviewers praising it for its nimble administration and bland ride quality, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Just aftermost month, the Sonic was ranked as the accomplished affection agent in the U.S. in J.D. Power’s 2020 Initial Affection Study.
The Sonic now joins the Cruze, SS, and Volt on the account of Chevy models discontinued in contempo years by GM.