General Motors has reportedly stopped selling the Chevrolet Sonic in Canada, after sales dropped massively last year.
According to GMAuthority, the subcompact model is no longer on sale north of the U.S. border. Nevertheless, the car still appears on the company’s Canadian website, in the 2018MY, with an MSRP of CAD $18,295 (USD $13,485).
In 2018, Chevrolet delivered only 2,823 units of the Sonic in Canada, out of which only 69 in September, 37 in October and 12 in November. The year before, they sold 4,491 examples, up from 2016’s 4,404. In 2015, 5,763 Sonics found new homes, and in 2014, GM parted ways with 8,036 cars in total.
Could discontinuing the Sonic in Canada signal an identical approach in the United States, too? We’ll just have to wait and see, but until official confirmation arrives, CarScoops has reached out to Chevy, looking for some answers. Thus, we will either be updating this post or return with a new one, depending on their comments.
The second generation Chevrolet Sonic entered production as the Aveo’s successor in 2011. It was also sold as the Holden Barina in Australia, and comes in two body styles: five-door hatchback and four-door sedan. It’s underpinned by GM’s Gamma II platform, shared with the Trax subcompact crossover, as well as the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Buick Encore and others.
In the United States, it’s offered in three trim levels called LS, LT and Premier, and can be ordered from $15,295, according to Chevy’s website.