Looks like the local launch of the Chevrolet Sonic, which was supposed to take place on November 29, has been pushed to December – the actual launch date hasn’t been firmed up yet, but the car is set to debut sometime next month, so we’ve been told.

The Thai-made B-segment offering will be introduced here in both sedan and hatchback forms, and in a single specification trim, the range-topping LTZ. The car will be equipped with a 1.4 litre Ecotec VVT four-cylinder mill, with 100 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm for output numbers. Paired to it is a six-speed auto transmission.

Items on the feature list include 60:40 split fold-down rear seats, tilt-adjustable steering, a six-speaker single CD/MP3 audio system with USB connectability as well as 16-inch alloys and 205/55 profile tyres. As for safety kit, the car comes with dual airbags, ABS, EBD and brake assist.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but an indicative figure of RM82,000 was bandied at the media preview held earlier this month, where we sampled both Sonic body types – read our report here.