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New 2016 Chevrolet Spark Goes on Testing Spree in Germany


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Welcome to the intriguing yet confusing world of spy shots and interrelated group models. You may remember our scoop on the 2016 Chevrolet Spark from this past February when we noted that the GM sub-compact lost its hidden rear door handles. So what's the deal with this model then? Well, as it turns out, the previous shots were not of the Spark but of its twin brother, the new Opel Agila.

Scoop: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Loses Hidden Rear Door Handles


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Chevrolet's new generation Spark was photographed by our spies undergoing cold-weather testing in Northern Europe. While the camouflage hides much of the next Spark's styling, one thing we did notice is the absence of the hidden rear door handles on the tip of the back window and the presence of regular handles popping out from the black canvas.

IIHS Finds Small Overlap Crash Test Proves Too Much for Most City Cars


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Out of the eleven subcompact cars that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested, only one achieved an ‘acceptable’ rating in the difficult small overlap crash test. This has prompted them to call “these tiny vehicles the worst performing group of any evaluated so far.”

Chevrolet Taking a Host of Customized Concepts to SEMA Show


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Chevrolet plans to display a little bit of everything at this year's edition of the SEMA Show held in Las Vegas from November 5 to 8, and even though in this latest release there's no mention of the facelifted Camaro and the brand new Corvette, we're pretty certain that the bow tie brand will bring several customized samples of its halo sports cars to The Strip.

Chevrolet Spark EV Gets Good Ratings in Tech-Oriented Review


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The new-shape Chevrolet Spark is a far cry from what the world thought of as a Spark/Matiz just a few years ago (prior to it being launched). Gone are the awkward kei car dimensions, and in their place we have a modern supermini with funky design and European appeal.

Chevrolet to Bring Spark Bubble Edition, Plus New Model Year Versions to Frankfurt Show


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Chevrolet will reveal the Spark Bubble edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as well as new features available for most of its model range.

Beginning with the Spark Bubble, it has a sportier looking bumper, side rocker moldings, 15-inch white painted alloy wheels and white or pink Bubble decals on the front fenders.

Next-Gen Chevy Spark Due in 2015, Aveo/Sonic in 2016, Says Report


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Having driven the Daewoo and later Chevy Matiz / Spark, it came to me as a real shocker just how different and how much better the current model is. Interesting design and a futuristic interior make it stand out, and Consumer Reports says the all-electric version is the pick of the range, for US buyers.

Consumer Reports Says Chevy Spark EV is the Best Spark You Can Buy


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With a sub 8-second zero to sixty time, achieved with the help of 130hp and 542 Nm (400 lb-ft) of torque, the all-electric ChevySpark EV offers an interesting proposal in the often dull world of green cars. All this, while offering a competitive range for its class/size/price, courtesy of a decent-sized 21.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, of 82 miles (131 km), as per the EPA.

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Can Be Leased from $199 per Month


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Chevrolet today announced that the new 2014 Spark EV 1LT is available for low mileage lease (12,000 miles/19,300 km) for as low as $199 per month for 36 months, with $999 due at lease signing including security deposit (tax, title, license dealer fees extra). The offer makes the Spark one of the most affordable EVs currently on the market, though, it's one of the smallest in size as well.

New Chevrolet Spark EV EPA-Rated at 119MPGe Equivalent


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The Chevrolet Spark EV, one of the more promising all-electric vehicles from a mainstream manufacturer, has just received its official range and efficiency information. According to GM, it is “the industry benchmark in retail electric vehicle efficiency,” as it has been officially rated with a combined EPA-estimated 119 MPGe equivalent and a driving range of 82 miles (131 km).

This is What Domino’s Future Fleet of Chevy Spark Pizza Delivery Vehicles Could Look Like


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Domino’s Pizza and the Local Motors community of car designers and fabricators have elected the winning projects of their 5-stage Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge.

The contest started in August 2012, with the final goal being to find the best design for a future delivery vehicle that would cost Domino’s franchisers around $20,000 to buy.

Chevrolet Spark EV Heads to Geneva, will go on Sale in Europe Next Year


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After its world premiere at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the Chevrolet Spark EV's next stop is the Geneva motor show, where it will be displayed for the first time in front of a European audience.

Apple’s Siri “Intelligent Assistant” Comes to Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LTZ / RS from 2013


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The late Jim Morrison sang, “keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel”. These lyrics from The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” would make a perfect match for Apple’s new Siri app that, from early next year, will be available in two of Chevrolet’s city cars.

More specifically, the company announced today that the Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS owners will be able to pair their cars’ standard MyLink infotainment system to Siri, provided, of course, they have an iPhone running Apple’s iOS 6.

New Chevrolet Spark EV Priced at US$25,000 with Tax Incentives


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It’s true that the words “fun” and “electric vehicle” don’t usually feature in the same sentence, especially if the vehicle in question is a city car.

Chevrolet, though, claims that the 2014 Spark EV, which was officially introduced ahead of its world debut at the LA Auto Show tomorrow, offers both one of the best ranges among electric vehicles on sale today and a sub-8.0 seconds 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time.

Pure Electric 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Revealed, Accelerates to 60mph in Under 8 Seconds [w/Video]


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Electric cars are all about offering a green alternative to fossil fuel-powered models (though, this is debatable if you consider where electricity comes from), but Chevrolet's newly developed Spark EV that was introduced ahead of its world premiere at the LA Auto Show this month, doesn't lack in performance, at least not on paper.

The 2014 Spark EV is driven by an oil-cooled, permanent magnet motor that according to GM's own words, "produces at least 100 kW", which is equal to 134hp or 136PS, and a massive instantaneous torque of around 400 lb.-ft. (542Nm!) with the coaxial drive unit.

Combined with the small footprint of the Spark, this results to a 0-60mph (96km/h) acceleration time less of than eight seconds, always according to GM.

“When our team set out to develop the propulsion system for Spark EV, we knew we had to provide surprising fun-to-drive acceleration with maximum efficiency,” said Spark EV Chief Engineer Chuck Russell.

“What we think customers will enjoy most is how fun Spark EV is to drive; it’s seamless and power is available at every stage of the drive,” Russell added. “This will help us to provide an exciting option for those customers who are looking for an EV that’s as much fun to drive as it is environmentally responsible.”

GM Says it will have 500,000 Vehicles with Some Form of Electrification on Roads by 2017


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There is a greener future lying ahead for General Motors, which plans to have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017, according to product chief Mary Barra.

On Wednesday, the company’s top product development executive said GM will focus on electric vehicles, and plug-in and mild hybrids instead of conventional hybrids.

“The plug-in offers a unique opportunity to change the way people commute,” Barra told the reporters attending the GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco. “Plug-based solutions will play a significant role in our technology portfolio going forward.”

Chevy to Debut Production Spark EV, Showcase New Impala's MyLink at LA Auto Show


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If you checked out our list with the world premieres of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, you already know that Chevrolet Spark EV is among them, but today, General Motors made it official.

The plug-in electric version of the Spark city car will be introduced in final production trim in LA before it begins to arrive in dealerships across the U.S. and select global markets in the first half of 2013, with more specific details to be announced.

Chevrolet's Compact Models to Show Both their Tough and Caring Sides in Las Vegas


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From funky to speedy, and from socially responsible to wild, Chevrolet's SEMA Show booth promises to have a little something for everybody.

Today, the bowtie brand revealed its small car plans for the Las Vegas event at the end of the month, where it will be represented by several customized concepts of its Spark, Sonic and Cruze models.

Chevy to Debut 2013 Spark Facelift, Orlando Turbo and Malibu Diesel at the Paris Auto Show


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Besides the world premiere of the new Trax small SUV that we have already shown you, Chevrolet's Paris Motor Show stand will also host the European premieres of the 2013 Spark facelift, and new engine variants of the Orlando MPV and Malibu sedan.

Chevrolet has brought the European market version of the Spark subcompact in line with the North American specification model that just went on sale this year.

GM Infographic Tells the Global Tale of the New Chevy Spark


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As the new Chevrolet Spark hatchback begins to arrive in showrooms across the U.S., General Motors decided to share a second infographic with us about its mini car, which was first launched in South Korea in 2009 having sold more than 600,000 units worldwide up to date.

Whereas the first information graphic concentrated on the Spark's size, this one includes some interesting and some not-so-interesting facts about the car from around the world.