“In the realm of high-performance models, the RS nomenclature hints at something more potent than the garden variety variants within a range. While Audi, Porsche and Ford come first to mind with their various bastions, Chevrolet is the latest to bear this nomenclature, thanks to the introduction of the Sonic RS.
While the standard models are good at what they do, exciting is a word one would not use to describe these. Thankfully, the RS has taken what can only be described as rather demure styling and added a few items to liven things up a little.
This includes chrome accents on the front valance, a lowered ride height and anthracite finished 17-inch alloys. The rear features a roof-mounted spoiler while the restyled bumper houses a single trapezoidal exhaust tip. Of course, the red RS badge also sits proudly on its rump.
Other distinguishing items can be found in the interior where leather trimmed seats replete with RS embossing and red stitching liven up the cabin, as well as the floor mats with their signature red piping. You also get a leather clad steering wheel with red stitching and RS lettering that is said to be the same item used in the Camaro muscle car. There are also metal finished pedals.”
Read the full review in the Business Day Live motoring section.