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Detroit Auto Show Round Up 2012, Part 2
  • January 19, 2012 : 20:01
  • comments presents Part 2 of our favorite models from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. If you missed Part 1 last week, which featured some of our favorite sports and luxury models; then check them out here.

This week however, we bring you three awesome models that are bound to get you excited for the fall. The first of these is the 2013 Chevy Sonic RS, a fast little hatchback that isn't afraid to take risks. Next up is the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a two-model sporty mid-level that will appeal to both enthusiasts and new speed fans (especially at two projected pricing levels). Last but not least is the latest edition to the MINI franchise: the Roadster. This ultra-customizable two-seater is fun, fast, and won't break the bank.

2013 Chevy Sonic RS

Courtesy of NAIAS

Almost identical in frame to its predecessor, the Aveo; the Chevy Sonic line offers a lot of cool features in a small package. This year introduces the semi-sports badging of the line with the RS variant. Debuting late this fall, the RS will feature a Sonic 1.4-Liter Ecotec engine that has a turbocharged powertrain, the first in its class to do so. With custom 17-inch rims, rear spoiler, and sporty body kit; this 138-horsepower adventure car is a lot of fun with a reasonable price tag.

The Playboy Stats:

ENGINE: 1.4-Liter Ecotec Turbo

HORSES: 138 hp

TANK: TBA Fall 2012

CONSUMPTION: TBA Fall 2012 (standard Sonic offers 40 mpg)


RAD FEATURE: Chevy MyLink infotainment system

PRICE: TBA (Standard Sonic starts at $14, 495)

AVAILABLE: Late 2012


Chevy likes to show the public that this car pushes boundaries. Check out what they put last year's models through below, care to join?

 Chevy Sonic Goes Sky Diving:

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Courtesy of Hyundai

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  • Anonymous
    This is a nice car .
  • Anonymous
    Rachel, Can you drive a manual?