General Motors has just officially, finally confirmed news that this site has previously reported: The 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar will be launched in the first half of next year An all-electric Spark EV model will be offered in selected regions of the U.S. and other markets New front-end styling The 2013 Spark shown this morning on stage in Detroit at a celebration of Chevrolet's 100th birthday has a slightly restyled front end, very possibly to comply with U.S. safety standards that differ from those in Asia and Europe, where the car is already on sale. The U.S. version of the Spark will...
GM's First New Battery Electric Car: 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV To Launch In U.S.
GM [NYSE:GM] had hoped to announce its latest green vehicle tomorrow morning, at a nice, orderly, staged press event to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. But one of its hometown papers jumped the gun and broke the news: The largest domestic car company will launch a small battery electric...John Voelcker
U.S.-Bound 2013 Chevy Spark To Get Design Updates
The Chevy Spark minicar, bound for the U.S. in 2012, will get minor front end changes required to meet U.S. safety standards.Kurt Ernst
GM Launches World's Second-Smallest Car Diesel, In Indian Beat
It must be the Chevrolet Spark minicar's moment in the sun. Last week, GM confirmed that the smallest Chevy ever sold will come to the U.S. as a 2013 model. Then we put two and two together to wonder if Chevy's first all-electric car might be a converted Spark. What we forgot to mention--until...John Voelcker
Will GM's First All-Electric Car Be A Chevy Spark Minicar?
Sometimes news comes out of adding up little pieces of information. Doing that with a few items from the past week, we're beginning to wonder if General Motors might launch an all-electric car in the U.S. in the next couple of years. Based on recent spy photos from renowned photographer Brenda...John Voelcker
Chevy Confirms Smallest-Ever Spark Minicar For U.S. In 2012
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact just going into production this month is the smallest car sold by Chevrolet in the U.S., but the bowtie brand isn't finished downsizing yet. Today, General Motors confirmed that the Chevrolet Spark minicar will be sold in the U.S. GM's executive director of North...John Voelcker
We've covered the 2013 Chevrolet Spark a couple of times before, but now there's a drive report of the European version, courtesy of Motor Trend. We're not entirely sure we agree with their conclusion, though. Granted, the Spark is the smallest Chevy ever. But Motor Trend winds up its road test with the assertion that the Spark won't be a major factor in the U.S. market because it's just too small. 12 feet long, give or take Well, how small is it? The hatchback Spark is tall for its 143-inch length, to permit four six-foot people to fit inside. You can assume the U.S. version will be 12 feet...