General Motors unveiled the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic at the North American International Auto Show on Monday.

The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space. A variety of connectivity features enhance the driving experience, the carmaker said in a statement.

The all-new Chevrolet Sonic blends the practicality of a small car with the passion for driving that Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette are known for, said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. Its combination of great design, fun driving experience and the latest connectivity features create a serious competitor with a fun spirit.

Production of the Sonic begins later in 2011 at the General Motors Orion Assembly Center in Michigan, which received a $545-million investment in upgrades and retooling, and will help restore approximately 1,000 jobs in the metropolitan Detroit area, the company informed.

Chevrolet is the only company building a small car in the United States, said Perry. We believe the Sonic will bring substance to the segment, with progressive styling, performance and value that will change perceptions of what a small car can be in America.