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The 2013 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will get an embedded smartphone application called GogoLink that offers full-function navigation.

The application delivers live traffic updates through the car’s MyLink infotainment system. It will be introduced this fall but consumers can test it at a special kiosk in the Chevrolet exhibit the New York International Auto Show.

“GogoLink gives Spark and Sonic customers cloud-based navigation and live traffic alerts projected on the vehicle’s seven-inch, high-resolution touch screen for a great value,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars.

The application includes Local Search via Google, live traffic functionality provides crash reports and lane closures, and with alternative routes, emergency information such as police, fire and the nearest hospital, “Where am I?” locator, thousands of points of interest, 3-D maps and ability to store native maps to the customer’s smartphone, offering access to locations and turn-by-turn directions even when phone signal quality is poor.

MyLink is standard on 1LT and 2LT versions of the Spark, as well as the Sonic LTZ and upcoming Sonic RS model. MyLink-equipped Spark and Sonic models will be launched with two applications: Pandora internet radio and Stitcher Smart Radio. The price will be announced later.