Chevy Sonic Is Latest To Bite The Dust As Sedan Sales Fall

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The sedan market has been shrinking as small car sales plummet. The Buick Regal and Chevy Impala were among the first models to go. Now, it’s the Chevy Sonic’s turn.

Chevy announced it will continue to build the hatchback and sedan at its plant in Michigan alongside the Bolt EV until October before it is retooled to add production of a new Bolt-based small electric utility vehicle.

The Sonic was introduced in 2011 in an attempt to build small, fuel-efficient models. However, sales peaked at just under 94,000 in 2014. Even though the Sonic recently achieved the highest score of any vehicle on the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, it’s not enough to justify the sales.