We reported in an earlier post that Chevrolet was considering a change in the name “Aveo” as it was too difficult to pronounce. This week it was announced that the new name would be Chevrolet, Sonic….
The new subcompact replacement will be called the 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 of 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.” Note, though, the Aveo name will stay for all markets outside of North America. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will get Sonic.