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Aggressive styling; fuel efficiency; available turbocharged engine; sedan or hatchback bodystyles; nimble handling
The Sonic RS is a new trim level for 2013 and is available only as a hatchback and only with the 1.4L turbocharged engine. Featuring unique looks and a lowered stance, the Sonic RS is sure to please buyers looking for a sporty drive in the subcompact market. For those who care less about performance and more about the environment, a partial zero emissions vehicle (PZEV) version of the 1.8L base engine is also available this year. A couple of new trim options are also new for 2013. A new 6-speaker premium sound system is now available as is a new infotainment system, which comes standard on the LTZ and the RS. It features a 7-inch screen and is capable of streaming music via Bluetooth or Pandora.