So, if a mile is 5,280 feet, how long would you say a "Seth mile" is? Well, 5,280 feet, obviously. Except, it's not the same as a regular mile. When Seth Valentine racked up 14,000 miles on the Chevy Sonic during one six-week test period, they were the most grueling 14,000 miles it would ever experience. From sunny California to the arid desert of Arizona to the cold and rocky climate of Colorado to the swampy lowlands of Florida, Seth pushed the Sonic to its limits.
Why? Well, it's his job! Seth is the Chevrolet Sonic Quality Manager, and his goal is to make sure that every Chevy Sonic in America lives up to company standards. According to Seth, "I do test drives because I want to experience everything a customer could: low altitude, high altitude, high temperatures and low temperatures. In the course of one week I can go from below sea level at 120 degrees F to below freezing temperatures at 12,000 feet above sea level."1
The Sonic is the only subcompact vehicle built right here in the United States. Yup, that's right, it's built right in Detroit. The only thing is: there are Chevrolet drivers spread all over the country. And drivers in Detroit have different needs than drivers in the Northeast or Southwest. But the automaker wants to be sure that every driver experiences the Sonic at its absolute best.
It's because of tests like these that you can be confident that if you invest your hard-earned money in a 2012 Sonic, you won't be disappointed. The fuel-efficient (29/40 mpg city/highway) Sonic comes with a peppy 1.4-liter engine that boasts a class-leading 138-hp. Edmunds says the Sonic, "offers good fuel economy without compromises concerning horsepower, torque and handling. Its accommodating cabin - loaded with helpful nooks and crannies - makes it one of the most livable choices in its segment."2
Want to see how all of the hard work of Seth Valentine and the engineers at Chevrolet has taken shape? Stop into Rosner Chevrolet at 800 S Harbor City Blvd Melbourne FL 32901 to take a new Chevy Sonic for a spin and chat with a member of our team. Or, simply contact us online to learn more.