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Chevrolet Spark only Minicar to Perform Well in Newer IIHS Crash Test

Chevrolet Spark IIHS small overlap test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently put some of the smallest cars on the market through its crash tests, and overall, they did not do well. Out of 11 minicars from the 2013 and 2014 model years tested, only the Chevrolet Spark earned a Top Safety Pick award. The Spark received the highest rating of Good in the IIHS’ side, roof strength, head restraint and moderate overlap front tests, as well as the second highest rating of Acceptable in ... continue reading»

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Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

An all-electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevrolet announced the debut in a press release, and said the electric car will go on sale sometime in 2013. So far, little information has been given about the 2014 Spark EV. In a separate press release, Chevy says that the electric motor will make at least 100 kilowatts (130 horsepower) and 400 pound-feet of instantaneous torque. The automaker predicts the ... continue reading»

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Rated At 32/38 MPG

The EPA has announced fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, just as the new affordable small car is starting to show up on dealer lots. Powered by an 83-horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2013 Spark gets 32/38 mpg city/highway with a five-speed manual transmission. Those estimates drop to 28/37 mpg city/highway with the optional four-speed automatic. Chevrolet cites subcompact cars like the 2012 Fiat 500, Smart ForTwo and Scion iQ as the Spark ... continue reading»

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Pricing Released for 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet says that when the 2013 Chevrolet Spark goes on sale later this year, it will start at $12,995, including destination charges. A starting price of less than $13,000 makes the Chevrolet Spark one of the least expensive subcompact cars on the market. It seats four people, and while Chevrolet hasn’t yet released its cargo space, the automaker compares it with the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ, none of which are known for having large ... continue reading»

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Debuts at LA Auto Show

Small car shoppers often have to skimp on features, but Chevrolet says that’s not the case with the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, which will be available with the automaker’s MyLink infotainment system and 7-inch color display. The affordable small car also features 10 airbags standard, so its diminutive size doesn’t mean you have to skimp on safety. The Spark is expected to go on sale in mid-2012. Check out our full coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto ... continue reading»

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