Chevrolet Shelves Rocket Launch Plans


Published Date : May 18, 2015

In the Chevrolet showroom, individuals with money to burn can from Cor-vette Stingray to the large SS sedan to Camaro muscle, in queue for redesign this year. 

What about buyers looking for a compact small care in the price range in the mid US$ 20,000s?

Although Chevy has been polishing its performance genuineness prioritizing ahead of its lineup, the car maker is lacking visibility in the recent gush of pocket rockets in the market.

The forthcoming models such as Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, and Honda Civic Type R will soon be seen accompanying Ford Fiesta ST, Scion FR-S, Hyundai Veloster, and Subaru BRZ in the car showrooms in the U.S.

If the product chief at General Motors is questioned about entry in the small car segment, he has a conflicted about it.

As commented by the product chief at General Motors, Chevy is passionate about making entry in the affordable small car segment and to do it with finesse. He further commented to have fielded the same questions from GM employees and customers.

Chevy created stir that it was all set to launch when it revealed the Code 130R coupe in 2012 at the Detroit auto show. The rear wheel drive car was, in no time named futuristic baby Camaro, but the production never happened.

In present scenario, Sonic RS is the sportiest small car from Chevy that is lined up. The vehicle is a cosmetic package that has fine tuned suspensions generating 138hp, which is the same as featured in the basic Sonic. In the interim, rival auto makers are gearing up, namely Golf R has 2.0 liter turbo which generates 292hp.