Production of the Chevrolet Sonic at GM’s Orion Assembly in suburban Detroit will end in October 2020.
The Sonic will be replaced by a new all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EUV in 2021.
GM decided to axe the Sonic “due to declining demand,” according to Soule. Since selling nearly 100,000 Sonics in 2014, sales have declined every year by between 15% to more than %. GM sold less than 14,000 of the cars last year.
Production of the Sonic lasted longer than many expected amid low gas prices, consumer preference moving to crossovers and GM’s plans to pivot to all-electric vehicles.
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