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Old 12-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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GM Abandons Aveo Nameplate in NA, Renames Subcompact "Sonic"

All-New Name for All-New U.S. Built Small Car: Chevrolet Sonic
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DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today that its all-new, U.S. built small car will be called the Chevrolet Sonic in North America.

“The Sonic represents a new beginning for Chevrolet in the small car segment and so we felt it was time to give it a new name,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet U.S. Marketing. “The new car is roomy, stylish and fun to drive, and Sonic is a youthful, energetic name that helps convey what this vehicle is about.”

The small car will carry the Sonic name in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Production of the Sonic begins in 2011 at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling, and will help restore approximately 1,000 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area.

The vehicle will continue to be called Aveo in other parts of the world, where it will be sold in more than 50 countries.


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Old 12-09-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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All-New Name for All-New U.S. Built Small Car: Chevrolet Sonic
“The Sonic represents a new beginning for Chevrolet in the small car segment and so we felt it was time to give it a new name,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet U.S. Marketing. “The new car is roomy, stylish and fun to drive, and Sonic is a youthful, energetic name that helps convey what this vehicle is about.”

The small car will carry the Sonic name in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Production of the Sonic begins in 2011 at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling, and will help restore approximately 1,000 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area.
It will be a great addition...
And built at GM's Orion Assembly!!
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Sonic makes me think of hamburgers.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
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Makes me think of chili dogs...
I'm probably the only one who thought of this little guy:

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Yep and i can even see the resemblance lol

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I'm probably the only one who thought of this little guy:

if you thought that, then you would know why i said what i did....
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I thought of both the game and the junk food. I must be a gamer...
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OK OK enough with the food jokes

at least people can pronounce it
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Are there any other changes besides name?
New platform, new exterior, new interior, new powertrains...
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New platform, new exterior, new interior, new powertrains...
Well damn lol. That's good! The back doesn't look that much different though. The newest Aveo was ok looking, so I just hope they work on that front end some more! Will it get an all-new powertrain or share the Cruze's?
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OK OK enough with the food jokes

at least people can pronounce it
Who had a problem pronouncing it before?

Ah-vay-o

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Well damn lol. That's good! The back doesn't look that much different though. The newest Aveo was ok looking, so I just hope they work on that front end some more! Will it get an all-new powertrain or share the Cruze's?
It will probably borrow the 1.8L from the Cruze, and I wouldn't be surprised if there is a non-turbo 1.4L offered.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #15
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IF only they still offered ABM on the Sonic in '12..

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It will be a great addition...
And built at GM's Orion Assembly!!
Yeah, that's actually a really nice looking subcompact!!! And I think changing the name was a good idea, too...the 'Aveo' wasn't/isn't well regarded....


I hope it sells well against the fugly soul and other tiny cars in the market!

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Who had a problem pronouncing it before?

Ah-vay-o
Very Good!!!

It's been mispronounced:

A-Vee-Oh

Ah-Vee-Oh

GM had a computer voice message
that went out at the introduction..
to explain the pronounciation....
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VeryGood!!!

It's been mispronounced:

A-Vee-Oh

Ah-Vee-Oh

GM had a computer voice message
that went out at the introduction..
to explain the pronounciation....
:( I actually pronounced it "A Vee Oh" for a while....
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VeryGood!!!

It's been mispronounced:

A-Vee-Oh

Ah-Vee-Oh

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And I think changing the name was a good idea, too...the 'Aveo' wasn't/isn't well regarded....
I think I just figured it out ...

It was all just a misunderstanding. See, when asked what they drive, Aveo owners probably tended to have a reply such as "ah, well ... uh ... awww I just can't say it". Its not that they couldn't pronounce 'Aveo', its just that they couldn't bring themselves to publicly admit to owning one. GM became convinced that this inability to say 'Aveo' was because of pronunciation instead shame.


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after reading the other recent replies ... I still believe my version over the 'mispronunciation' claims
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Now for the pronounciation ...

Being from Michigan....
How would you think people
would say ....

Traverse???


(hint----think.. Michigan)
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Now for the pronounciation ...

Being from Michigan....
How would you think people
would say ....

Traverse???


(hint----think.. Michigan)
I pronounce it "Truhverse"

I can't imaging another way to pronounce it.......
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Now for the pronounciation ...

Being from Michigan....
How would you think people
would say ....

Traverse???


(hint----think.. Michigan)
The same way the pronounce Traverse in Traverse City?
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I think I just figured it out ...

It was all just a misunderstanding. See, when asked what they drive, Aveo owners probably tended to have a reply such as "ah, well ... uh ... awww I just can't say it". Its not that they couldn't pronounce 'Aveo', its just that they couldn't bring themselves to publicly admit to owning one. GM became convinced that this inability to say 'Aveo' was because of pronunciation instead shame.


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after reading the other recent replies ... I still believe my version over the 'mispronunciation' claims


The goal here is to make people proud to drive around in a Chevy subcompact. It starts with a cool car and a quality driving experience...

It continues if you can pronounce the name. hehehe

On a serious note, I think this car (being pretty darn nice for a tiny car), will take over the "I don't want to spend a lot of money on a car, so what's the cheapest thing you got" buyers that the Cobalt attracted. Especially since Chevy's entry in that segment was bumped upmarket a touch.
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The same way the pronounce Traverse in Traverse City?
You are on a roll tonight
with correct responses!!!

I think that's why the manufactures are
going with numbers or letters.....

Remember the Buick Electra 225?
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as it was known...the "duece and a Quarter"
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