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Pictures of Chevy crashing its new Sonic: Frame by frame compact catastrophe

This week we travel to Chevy’s Milford Proving Grounds in Detroit, Michigan to get an intimate look at the design and engineering process the manufacturer puts its cars through. We also had a chance to get hands-on with the 2012 Chevy Cruze and just-introduced Sonic, and that included watching Chevy put the new compact car through a crash test. The Sonic was 100 meters at 40 MPH with the driver’s side going head first into the metal object. Chevy says the Sonic is built to keep its frame as much as possible in the event of a crash.