Home / Auto News / News article: 2013 Chevrolet Spark Revealed Ahead of LA Auto Show with Tiny 1.2L Engine - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 13 2011, 2:18 PM

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Chevrolet’s answer to the Fiat 500, Smart ForTwo and Scion iQ will finally make its debut stateside at the upcoming LA Auto Show. The 2013 Chevy Spark mini car not only offers more passenger and cargo room than its tiny competitors, the hatchback is the only car in the segment to offer a seven-inch color touchscreen radio capable of displaying smart phone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling.

For the North American market, the 2013 Chevy Spark will be available in 1LT and 2LT models. Both feature a 1.2L DOHC four-cylinder engine with 85-hp and 82 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard while a four-speed automatic can be had as a option. Both models will go on sale starting in mid-2012 for both the United States and Canada.

The 2013 Spark is also the only car in its segment to offer the added value of a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty alongside the safety and security of OnStar.

Chevy did not include any pricing in its press release, but we’re certain we’ll hear more when the car makes its official revealing on November 16th, 2011 in Los Angeles.

GALLERY: 2013 Chevrolet Spark

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  • Rob

    Will this be priced above or below the Sonic? Aren’t the two cars somewhat duplicative?

  • Colum Wood

    It’s a size down from the Sonic, a true city car. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but look for a possible announcement at the LA Auto Show http://www.autoguide.com/auto-shows/2011-la-auto-show-coverage-1670.html

  • Carl

    Typical GM, they removed the “Auto climate control” option available in other markets! Why?? The engineering is paid for, why not offer all the available features worldwide! Sonic offers this feature in other markets as well, but not the US! Cruze and Malibu do but it’s still not available in Impala, and Camaro, why?? All Caprice models have it standard including PPV in the US and UAE regular production models.
    Sonic looks well executed, nice little car, as always the US buyers come last in availability and equipment. Also note Fiat 500 and Smart offer this feature!
    I speak for all cars!

  • Paul

    This car will be priced below the Sonic and is actually a bit smaller. They consider it in its own class. I think this will more than likely compete with the Smart car and other mini cars out there. I really love the looks of it for being a small car, gone are the days of ugly looking boxes and fender covers on these high MPG eco cars. The US is just slow to the race :)

  • Leyla

    How do you program its radio?