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Chevy Spark

  • 2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 2016

    The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is both the smallest and the least expensive car sold by Chevy in North America. The Korean-made hatchback minicar isn't among the brand's top sellers—those would be its full-size pickup trucks and the Equinox compact crossover—but the previous generation found more than 30,000 buyers last year. A new, second-generation 2016 Spark was launched midway through that model year, and Chevy now has information on the 2017 version on its website. DON'T MISS: 2017 Chevrolet Spark - full review The new Spark has led to a modest uptick in sales, with 18,300 sold in...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)
    2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

    The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, announced the price cut today in a luncheon speech at the Washington Automotive Press Association. Mahoney also said...

  • Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014
    Why One Young Woman Bought A 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Frugal Shopping

    Many people approach car shopping in the U.S. looking for the largest, most luxurious vehicle they can afford, from the best brand possible. Still, at least a handful of shoppers are more focused on basic transportation--and a vehicle they know they can afford. My daughter Priscilla falls into the...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013
    2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: First Drive Report

    Aspire, Sprint, Swift, and Esteem: They’re among the most ironically inappropriate car names. But in its new EV guise, the Chevy Spark has the perfect name, on many levels. This car certainly has more than a spark of personality; it's all-electric (forget about those spark plugs); and...

  • Chevrolet Spark EV Development Testing in Southern California, March 2012
    Chevrolet Spark EV Tested In California, Details Unavailable

    It used to be that testing prototype and development cars was done in secret, under heavy camouflage, away from photographers. Now it's a public relations ploy, it seems, complete with QR codes on the sides of distinctively marked engineering vehicles and a promotional blog entry. So if you see...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
    2013 Chevrolet Spark: Details, Live Photos From L.A. Auto Show

    It's the smallest car ever sold as a Chevrolet. It's already a huge hit in India (where it's fitted with a tiny 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbodiesel). And now it's coming to the U.S. At this week's Los Angeles Auto Show media days, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar shared the stage with a Chevrolet...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar

    Chevrolet announced today that it would build the electric motor for its upcoming Spark EV battery electric car in a plant in Maryland. The carmaker also released the power specification for the motor, which will offer 85 kilowatts (114 hp) of peak output and roughly two-thirds of that in sustained operation. That will be far more horsepower than in the gasoline version of the 2013 Spark, which will be fitted with a 83-horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine. That's the smallest engine GM has sold in any model since the three-cylinder Geo Metro almost 20 years ago. "I wish I could give you...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV dashboard
    Chevy Spark EV: Four Times The Electric Range? RLY? Errr, No

    We love our readers, because they often have eagle eyes far more acute than our own. Take, for instance, Neal Riley. Reading our article on the 2013 Chevrolet Spark launch, which included official confirmation of the news on the all-electric Spark EV model that we broke last night, he asked: If the...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
    GM Officially Confirms 2013 Chevy Spark Minicar, Spark EV Electric Version

    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...

  • Chevrolet Beat EV electric vehicle with GM executives, India, June 2011
    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...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Spark
    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.

  • Chevrolet Beat Diesel (aka Chevy Spark) brochure image from India, Aug 2011
    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...

  • Chevrolet Beat EV electric vehicle with GM executives, India, June 2011

    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 Priddy, we think there's a chance it could be an all-electric version of the upcoming 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar. Indian test fleet In June, Chevy unveiled the Chevrolet Beat EV in India, an electric conversion of the Spark minicar (called the Beat in some markets). A test fleet of these vehicles is...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Spark
    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...

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