Chevrolet reports 169% spike in sales of Sonic subcompact

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Sonic-Baguio20130618THE Covenant Car Co. Inc. (TCCCI), distributor of Chevrolet in the Philippines, said that the Chevrolet Sonic has recorded a 169-percent sales growth from January to May compared to the same period last year.

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The Sonic belongs to the subcompact segment—the largest in the local auto industry, TCCCI noted. It credited the increase to the “growing acceptance and support of the Filipino market for the Chevrolet brand, products and services,” adding that; “With the rising demand for Chevrolet products, more investors trust the brand and have contributed in the expansion of the Chevrolet dealer network nationwide.”

TCCCI bared it expects to close the year with 23 operating dealerships.

“The Chevrolet Sonic slowly but surely made it way to the hearts of the subcompact car buyers,” said TCCCI President lawyer Albert Arcilla. “April and May were the break-out months for the Sonic as it increased its sales more than double.”

The Sonic is sold in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback configurations. It is powered by a 1.4-liter Ecotec engine that can be matched to either a six-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. TCCCI said the car can log a fuel consumption of 18 kilometers per liter of gasoline—the result of testing conducted by Roadwise and the Automobile Association Phils. It has also been recognized by JD Power and Associates US with Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal Award among subcompacts.

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