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2013 Chevrolet Spark
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:34 AM





From GM...
Spark Joins Chevrolet’s U.S. Small Car Lineup in 2012

Chevrolet hopes to excite first-time buyers and city residents when the Spark mini car joins the brand’s small car family next year in the United States and Canada. The Spark is a five-door, four-passenger hatch that is on sale in Chevrolet markets around the world.

“For young, urban dwellers, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark can be their key to the city,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “Spark’s vibrant exterior and interior colors make a statement, but it is a practical car, too. Affordable, maneuverable and very fuel-efficient, Spark will be easy to own and easy to drive.”

More details about the Spark, the smallest Chevrolet in the U.S. and Canadian lineups, will be unveiled next month at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The first version of the Spark is being sold in Europe, Korea, India, Mexico, South America and Australia.

The Chevrolet Spark is 14 inches shorter than the recently launched Chevrolet Sonic. It’s three feet longer than the Smart Fortwo and four inches longer than the Fiat 500. In the United States and Canada, the Spark will be powered by a 1.2L four-cylinder engine that delivers 83 horsepower (61 kW). The standard transmission is a five-speed manual. An automatic transmission will be available.

The Spark will offer more interior room than other mini cars, and it will be the only car in the segment to provide standard benefits such as a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the safety and security of OnStar.

Available packages include uplevel features such as color touch screen radio; Chevrolet MyLink infotainment connectivity with Pandora and Stitcher internet radio; Bluetooth; exterior enhancements such as chrome accents; heated leatherette seats and alloy wheels.

The Spark was originally seen as the Chevrolet Beat concept at the 2007 New York Auto Show. Show goers and online fans chose the Beat over two other concepts, and it was developed into an updated version of the Spark that will come to the United States and Canada.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:42 AM
From GM...
Chevrolet to Produce Spark EV All-Electric Vehicle
Mini-car joins growing portfolio of electrified vehicles

Chevrolet today announced it will produce an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark mini-car – the Spark EV. It will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013, including California.

“The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. “It complements Chevrolet’s growing range of electrified vehicles, including the Volt extended-range EV and the 2013 Malibu Eco with eAssist technology.”

Feedback from participants in Chevrolet’s electric vehicle demonstration fleets in Shanghai (Sail EV), Korea (Cruze EV) and India (Beat EV) are being incorporated into the Spark EV.

“Our global demo fleets continue to provide insight into the needs of electric vehicle customers living in urban environments,” said Federico. “The Spark EV is another step in Chevrolet’s plan to provide customers with a variety of electrification solutions to address the lifestyle and transportation needs of people around the world.”

A123 Systems will supply the advanced nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs that will power the Spark EV. Details on specific markets, range, quantities and pricing will be announced later.





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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 14, 2011 5:15 PM
it looks... disproportionate? like they took the front end of a full size car and glued it to a smart car lol


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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 14, 2011 5:30 PM
Kill it with fire.





Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 14, 2011 6:56 PM
it needs a spark to light the fire and burn it to hell






Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 14, 2011 7:44 PM
Headlights are overkill.Ugly doughnut car.



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 14, 2011 10:21 PM
We may not like it because its a cheap econo car that lends nothing to the enthusiast market at all. But its a smart move on GM's part to jump in on this segment of super minis. It may not have the charisma of the Fiat 500, but I bet it will be leaps and bounds over a Smart.


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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Saturday, October 15, 2011 5:50 AM
I'll take one in OMG red and ROFL pink



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:22 AM
The new GM has made it clear to me that my old GM product will be my last GM product!







Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:54 PM
Honey, I shrunk the pontiac vibe and put a sonic front end on it? Farken GM fail again...Uglier than that kid from texas chainsaw massacre.



Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:18 PM
Sorry. I'd totally take a Fiat 500 over this.







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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:33 AM
It has a vibrant exterior they say.

I don't see a 6'2" 220 lbs dude headbanging to death metal in this. So I'll pass. lol
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 21, 2011 4:55 AM
Someone squished an Aveo and threw some fullsize headlights on it.






Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 21, 2011 5:51 AM
Evol...??? wrote:

Sorry. I'd totally take a Fiat 500 over this.



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Friday, October 21, 2011 6:22 AM
I'd totally use my mountain bike over this. Or hitchhiking would do.
Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:40 PM
The Spark from Transformers 2





Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Monday, October 24, 2011 8:48 AM
Eternal wrote:

The Spark from Transformers 2

Apparently you CAN make it uglier.






Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Monday, November 14, 2011 6:34 PM






Update from GM...
-Available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system includes seven-inch color touch screen
-Choice of vibrant exterior and interior colors makes Spark stand out in a crowd
-Fuel-efficient, affordable and maneuverable for young city dwellers
-Integrated safety system including 10 air bags and OnStar

LOS ANGELES ¨C The 2013 Chevrolet Spark mini car, to be revealed Wednesday, November 16th at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, is the only car in its segment to offer a seven-inch color touch screen radio capable of displaying smart phone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling.

A sporty four-passenger, five-door hatch updated for United States and Canadian consumers, Spark is designed to excite first-time buyers and city dwellers with its bold styling and colors, affordability, the safety of 10 standard air bags, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.

Though compact, Spark offers more passenger and cargo room than other mini cars such as the Fiat 500, Smartfortwo and the Scion iQ. Equipped with the 1.2L four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, Spark will offer competitive fuel economy.

Chevrolet's exclusive MyLink infotainment system, which features the personalized connectivity of Pandora and Stitcher internet radio, will be offered on 1LT and 2LT models when Spark goes on sale in the United States and Canada in mid-2012.

In addition to MyLink, Spark is the only car in its segment to provide the added value of a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the safety and security of OnStar.

Spark is for buyers who want much more than a cute small car they want a car that can be personalized, is dynamic and fashionable, and delivers a lot of value for the money,¡± said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. Spark's vibrant exterior and interior colors make a fashion statement, but it is also affordable, safe, maneuverable and very fuel-efficient.¡±

The original version of the Spark is already on sale in Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico and South America, where it has received several styling and safety awards.

Designed for those who live large and loud

Just as the Chevrolet Cruze helped strengthen Chevrolet's position in the small car segment with its more-than-expected value, the Spark is designed to challenge preconceived notions of how an affordable mini car can look, feel and drive.

While the Spark looks like a three-door hatch, designers cleverly disguised the rear doors by integrating the handles into the C-pillar area. The technique gives Spark its sporty appearance without sacrificing four-door comfort and utility. An integrated spoiler over the rear hatch door enhances Spark's dynamic appearance while also improving the car's aerodynamics, for fuel efficiency.

Spark's wheels-at-the-corners stance is further emphasized by standard 15-inch alloy wheels. Other exterior styling enhancements include a new grille and front fascia, a longer rear fascia, and modified headlamps and taillamps. Redesigned outside rearview mirrors also improve aerodynamics.

Uplevel features include matching rocker panel moulding, chrome brightwork at the beltline and liftgate handle trim, detail around the poke-through exhaust outlet and around the fog lamps.

Attention-grabbing exterior finishes include Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink, as well traditional hues such as Grey Area, Black Granite, Silver Ice and Summit White.

Inside, the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, included on 1LT and 2LT Spark models, provides a seven-inch color touch screen. With MyLink, Spark buyers can bring their customized music libraries into the vehicle and use their smart phones and Bluetooth connectivity to access both Pandora and Stitcher internet radio and navigation. When the vehicle is stopped, owners can project video and even personal photo albums onto the screen.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio also is available on uplevel Spark models

This level of infotainment and connectivity was unheard of in this segment, until now,¡± said Perry. ¡°We know Spark buyers do not want to give up personalization just because they drive a smaller car.¡±

Air conditioning and power windows are standard across the Spark lineup. Color-coordinated interiors feature a lower instrument panel with a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster ¨C and lower center console for maximum visibility and storage. Decorative inserts in the front door and instrument panel add a premium touch, as does the ice blue ambient lighting and faceplates across the door pockets and dash. Heated leatherette seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel are included on Spark 2LT.

Efficient powertrain saves fuel, money

In the United States and Canada, the Spark will be powered by a 1.2L dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing that delivers an estimated 85 horsepower (63 kW). It is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission for competitive city and highway fuel economy. A four-speed automatic transmission will also be available.

The dual-overhead cam 1. 2 L was developed using best practices from GM Powertrain technical centers.

It combines competitive performance with sophisticated technologies such as dual continuous variable cam phasing, electronically controlled thermostat and low-friction engine oil to give customers an engine that is low- m aintenance, with reduced emissions and outstanding fuel economy.

Ride and handling

Spark's body-frame integral structure is tight and stiff for improved driving dynamics. The electronic power steering, MacPherson strut-type front suspension and anti-lock braking systems are designed to deliver taut, tight handling characteristics that better connect the driver with the road and provide outstanding overall stability. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard.

Spark is equipped with vented front disc and rear drum brakes with low-compressibility brake pads for optimal stopping performance and good pedal feel. Low-rolling resistance tires use a silica compound and revised tread design for a solid road feel and improved fuel efficiency.

Safety features include 10 air bags

Spark was designed with occupant safety in mind, and has won safety awards in both Europe and Korea.

Its safe design begins with a structure composed of 60 percent high-strength steel.

In addition to crash-avoidance technologies such as StabiliTrak and ABS, Spark is equipped with 10 standard air bags, including both driver and passenger front knee air bags to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in frontal crashes. Dual-stage frontal air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and side curtain air bags that extend over the front and rear seating rows are also standard.

Other safety technologies include rollover sensing system; three-point safety belts in all four seating positions; seat belt pretensioners in the front driver and passenger seats; the LATCH child seat attachment system; releasable pedals; adjustable head restraints; and a collapsible steering column.

Spark also is equipped with the OnStar safety and security system, which uses GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of crash.


2013 CHEVROLET SPARK: PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model:
Chevrolet Spark

Body style / driveline:
five-door, four-passenger, front-engine; front-wheel drive

Construction:
body-frame integral

EPA vehicle class:
mini car

Manufacturing location:
South Korea

Key competitors:
Fiat 500, Smartfortwo, Scion iQ

Engine

Ecotec 1.2L I4 DOHC VVT

Type:
transverse-mounted, four-cylinder dual overhead cam gasoline engine with variable valve timing

Displacement (cc):
1249

Bore & stroke (in / mm):
70.50 x 80.00

Block material:
cast iron

Cylinder head material:
aluminum

Valvetrain:
overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable intake manifold

Fuel delivery:
multi-port fuel injection

Ignition system:
coil-on-plug with long-life (100,000-mile) spark plugs

Compression ratio:
10.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW):
85.2 / 63.5 @ 6400 (est)*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm):
81.7 / 110.8 @ 4200 (est)*

Recommended fuel:
regular unleaded

Max. engine speed (rpm):
6500 (man)
6850 (auto)

Emissions controls:
close-coupled catalytic converter

Transmissions
5-speed manual (std)
4-speed automatic (opt)

Gear ratios (:1)

Front-wheel-drive five-speed with integrated differential
four-speed front-wheel-drive, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transaxle with an electronically controlled torque converter clutch


Chassis / Suspension

Front:
MacPherson strut-type

Rear:
Compound crank rear suspension

Steering type:
electronic power steering

Steering ratio:
TBD

Steer wheel turns, lock-to-lock:
TBD

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):
32.5 / 9.9

Brakes

Type:
front: vented disc
rear: drum

Rotor diameter (in / mm):
front: 9.3 / 256
rear: 7.9 / 200

Anti-lock braking system (ABS):
Four-channel w/ brake assist

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size and type:
15-inch aluminum alloy (std)
15-inch aluminum machined gray painted (opt)

Tire size and type:
185/55R15 all-season

Dimensions
Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):
93.5 / 2375

Overall length (in / mm):
144.7 / 3673

Overall width (in / mm):
62.9 / 1597

Overall height (in / mm):
61/ 1522

Track

Front (in / mm):
55.7 / 1405

Rear (in / mm):
55.5 / 1405

Interior

Seating capacity:
4

Headroom

Front (in /mm):
39.4 / 1010

Rear (in / mm):
37.3 / 947

Legroom

Front (in / mm):
42 / 1067

Rear (in / mm):
35.2 / 893

Shoulder room

Front (in / mm):
50.7 / 1295/

Rear (in / mm):
49.7 / 1255

Hip room

Front (in / mm):
48 / 1198

Rear (in / mm):
47.5 / 1207

Cargo volume

Behind rear seat (cu ft / L):
11.4 / 323

Behind front seat, rear seat (cu ft / L):
31.2 / 883


Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):
86.3 / 2444

Fuel tank (gal / L):
9.25 / 35

Engine oil (qt / L):
TBD

Transmission fluid (qt / L):
2.11 / 2.0 (man)
4.97 / 4.7 (auto)

Cooling system (qt / L):
TBD

Curb weight base (lb / kg):
2269 / 1029 (man)
2337 / 1060 (auto)





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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Monday, November 14, 2011 7:04 PM
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:


Max. engine speed (rpm):
6500 (man)
6850 (auto)

I think this is the first time I've seen an auto rev limit higher than the manual. Typo maybe?




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:55 PM
From GM....

2013 Spark Packs Technology and Features into Small Price
Mini car comes in three trim levels starting at $12,995 including destination.


DETROIT-Chevrolet is taking the guesswork out of the car-buying process with a new, simpler approach to pricing and packaging for the 2013 Spark. When the mini car goes on sale later this year, Spark will be available in three well-equipped trim levels starting at $12,995 including destination.

Spark is a sporty, fuel-efficient, four-passenger, five-door hatch designed to excite first-time car buyers and city dwellers with bold styling, attention-grabbing colors including Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink engaging driving dynamics, the personalized connectivity of MyLink, and the safety of 10 standard air bags.

Spark also offers more passenger and cargo room than other mini cars such as the Fiat 500, Smartfortwo and Scion IQ.

With the Spark Chevrolet has the opportunity to connect with a new generation of car buyers who expect more from every product they purchase, said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. So we wanted to make the process of choosing a Spark as simple as possible by reducing the number of stand-alone options and providing more standard content to each trim level at a competitive price.

Spark LS starting at $12,995 includes:
Standard 1.2L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
Standard convenience features including air conditioning, power windows, rear window wiper, auxiliary input jack, outside temperature display and trip computer
15-inch alloy wheels
60/40 split flip-and-fold rear seat
Comprehensive safety package including 10 air bags, electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist
OnStar Directions & Connections plan standard with six-month introductory subscription

Spark 1LT starting at $14,495 includes LS standard content and adds:
Standard 7-inch color touch radio with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth connectivity for select phones, steering wheel audio controls, USB port and Sirius XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
Other standard convenience features include power door locks with remote keyless entry, theft deterent system, outside power mirrors, floor mats, visor mirrors, and cruise control

Spark 2LT starting at $15,795 includes all 1LT standard content and adds:
Unique 15-inch alloy wheels
Fog lamps
Exterior appearance enhancements including silver painted roof rails; chrome lift gate handle, exhaust outlet and beltline molding; body-color lower rocker molding; front and rear body-color sport fascias with unique front upper and lower grille inserts
On the interior, leatherette seats and heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel

A 4-speed automatic transmission is available on all models for $925. The only other available options include an engine block heater for $75 and Black Granite paint for $195.




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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Sunday, April 08, 2012 4:18 PM
For the price, I'd say it is a good move for Chevy, especially with all that you get for that $15,000 price mark.

Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:48 PM
seeing as how my 2002 cavalier was 14,300, no, I got way more for that price

I dont know how this sells for more than 12,000



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:01 PM
inflation? you do realize ur 2002 cavalier was bought 11 years ago, yes?



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:09 PM
id rather buy a used cavalier than one of these



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Re: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:12 AM
Good for you, the rest of the people wanting a cheap car will go for a new one with a warranty



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