A "more expressive, sporty take on the brand’s fun-to-drive small car."

Chevrolet has introduced the 2017 Sonic.

Set to debut at the New York Auto Show, the facelifted model is being billed as a "more expressive, sporty take on the brand’s fun-to-drive small car."

Starting with the exterior, the car has been equipped with a new front fascia that closely resembles the one used on the Spark.  The model also has a sculpted hood and restyled projector-beam headlights with optional LED daytime running lights.  Rounding out the changes are a new rear bumper, restyled wheels, and an updated color palette that now includes Arctic Blue Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat, and Orange Burst Metallic.

Chevrolet declined to release interior pictures but said the model has a new instrument cluster and an upgraded MyLink infotainment system that has a seven-inch display as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The model can also be equipped with a handful of new options including a power driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, and Rear Park Assist.

Speaking of options, the Sonic RS has a flat-bottomed steering wheel, piano black trim, and "RS" branded floor mats.  The RS variant can also be ordered with newly available red cloth seats.

Under the hood, two different engines will be available.  Entry-level models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, while higher end variants have a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower.

The 2017 Chevy Sonic will go on sale this fall and pricing will likely start around $14,500.


Gallery: 2017 Chevy Sonic facelift unveiled for New York