The North American based automotive giant General Motors has just revealed the 2013 Chevrolet Spark at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, with the model being placed below the new Sonic generation in both size and price.
Chevrolet says that its 2013 Spark is being powered by a 1.2 liter, four-cylinder engine which is developing a total output of 85 horsepower, being mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. General Motors is betting hugely on the upcoming electric version of the Spark to attract new customers into the brand with its new small EV, but until the model arrives into Chevrolet’s lineup, we’d betted stay focused on the 2013 model year.
The “new” Chevrolet Spark comes with electric power steering, strut-front, torsion beam rear suspension, brake discs in front and drums in back, running on low rolling resistance tires, along the seven inch color touch screen sound system which can also display smartphone based navigation, media and contacts, MyLink, Pandora, Stitcher streameing programming ability through a smartphone data connection, SiriusXM satellite radio, air conditioning, power windows, heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 2013 Spark has a curb weight of about 2.300 pounds, being 144 inches long, which is about the same as the US Mitsubishi I (MiEV), two feet longer than the base Mini Cooper or a foot shorter than the 2012 Sonic hatchback.