Chevrolet released pictures and details of its funky little Spark city car, upgraded thoroughly for the home market.
To be unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in a couple of days, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark tries to boost the features that made it a popular mini car in other markets toutide the U.S. and Canada in the first place. So it gets a slightly revised face with the same big ol’ smile and cat-like eyes, but it adds a number of new vibrant colors to make it even more trendy.
Just check out the names of these colors and you get the picture: Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink, as well traditional hues such as Grey Area, Black Granite, Silver Ice and Summit White.
It still maintains its winning card though, such as affordability, equipments, value and fuel economy. The Spark is the only car in its segment to offer a seven-inch color touch screen (Chevrolet MyLink) radio capable of displaying smart phone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling. It has also got 10 airbags which is a new standard in this segment. The OnStar system also plays its part for added safety and piece of mind.
To keep up with the Koreans, Chevrolet also offers a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for the little Spark.
In the United States and Canada, the Spark will be powered by a 1.2L dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing that delivers an estimated 85 horsepower (63 kW). It is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission while a four-speed automatic transmission will also be available.
Fuel economy ratings are yet to be announced. But they’re certainly going to be high. Come on , it’s a 1.2.