Chevrolet Spark. Click image to enlarge
Los Angeles, California – Chevrolet has revealed the 2013 Spark mini car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The company said the four-passenger hatchback is the only car in its segment to offer a seven-inch colour touch-screen radio capable of displaying smartphone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling.
The Spark offers more passenger and cargo space than other mini cars such as the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ.
A global model, the Spark will be offered with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine in Canada and the U.S. The engine makes an estimated 85 horsepower and will come with a five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. It is already on sale in Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico and South America, and will appear in Canada and the U.S. in mid-2012.
“Spark is for buyers who want much more than a ‘cute’ small car,” said Chris Perry, vice-president of global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “They want a car that can be personalized, is dynamic and fashionable, and delivers a lot of value for the money. Spark’s vibrant exterior and interior colours make a fashion statement, but it is also affordable, safe, manoeuvrable and very fuel efficient.”