2013 Chevrolet Spark review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 , 13:11:50 byVeronica

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Chevrolet Spark

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a five-door hatchback that allows urban drivers to live larger in tight spaces. It is going to be unveiled on November, 16th, at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, boasting to be the only car in its segment to provide its customers with a seven-inch color touch screen radio, which is capable of displaying contacts for hands-free calling together with smart phone-based navigation. It was designed to reach those city inhabitants who appreciated safety, efficiency and maneuverability. Although it appears to be quite compact, the car model ensures more cargo and passenger space as compared to other mini cars, such as the Smartfortwo, Fiat 500 and the Scion iQ. It is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, offering an efficient fuel economy and, as a premiere, a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the safety and security of OnStar. Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy, commented that Spark was produced for buyers who wanted much more than a cute small car, they wanted a car that could be personalised, was dynamic and fashionable and delivering at the same time a lot of value for the money. The sporty appearance of the Spark is given by the integrated spoiler over the rear hatch and thus, improving the car's aerodynamics, for fuel efficiency. The interior offers a lot of driving excitement due to MyLink which allows drivers to bring their customized music libraries into the vehicle, being also able to use their Bluetooth connectivity to access both Pandora and Stitcher internet radio and navigation. Sophisticated technologies, such as dual continuous variable cam phasing, electronically controlled thermostat and low-friction engine oil, combine with competitive performance in order to offer the customers reduced emissions and outstanding fuel economy. When designing the Spark, the engineers had in their mind the occupant safety and thus, the car comes equipped with no less than 10 airbags, as it won safety awards in both Europe and Korea. The structure of the vehicle is composed of 60 percent high-strength steel and other safety technologies comprise three-point safety belts in all four seating positions, adjustable head restraints and a collapsible steering column.