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 |  Jul 23 2014, 2:52 PM

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The recalls from General Motors continue to roll in.

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 |  Jun 07 2014, 10:44 AM

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General Motors continues to add to its record-setting total of recalls for 2014.

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 |  May 15 2014, 9:15 AM

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General Motors is shifting more of its batteries to in-house production and that will directly benefit the Spark EV.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 10:24 AM

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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark may have just hit the US market last year but the vehicle was globally unveiled back in 2009. These spy photos show that Chevrolet is looking to give the City-Car segment another shock with the introduction of the next generation Spark. Continue Reading…

 |  Oct 01 2013, 1:02 PM

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The Chevrolet Spark EV will be the first electric vehicle in the U.S. to offer the SAE International fast-charge connector as an option in December.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 3:31 PM

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When it comes to technology, having the latest gadgets makes you look both smart and cool, but does that strategy work with cars? Automakers say that electric vehicles are the future of the industry, but even with many EVs on the market, they may not be the perfect choice for you. 

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 9:34 AM

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Home to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and an ever-present green movement California is America’s natural habitat for electric vehicles. Residents of the Golden State buy them in far greater numbers than any other people in the U.S.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 9:02 AM

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According to a South Korean labor union spokesman, the next-generation Chevrolet Spark will launch in 2015 while the redesigned Sonic has been delayed.

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 |  Jun 25 2013, 7:31 AM

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The Chevrolet Spark has enjoyed a successful first 12 months of sales, selling 26,869 units in America and exceeding General Motors‘ expectations by as much as 35 percent.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 10:01 AM

E.T. Drive Home


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Every automaker has its own look. Whether it’s a seven-slot grille, round tail lamps or a Hofmeister kink each company tries to claim its own signature styling elements.

 

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 |  May 23 2013, 12:52 AM

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Chevrolet has announced that its 2014 Spark EV will be priced from $27,495 including an $810 destination fee.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 12:07 PM

Affordable and Practical


GEAR_lowrez2-mainHatchbacks have a ton of versatility and use, and they’re also quite affordable, not to mention fuel efficient.

When it comes to the most affordable hatchback, there’s quite a few options out there. Unlike the Honda GEAR concept pictured above (which could preview a new affordable subcompact for the Japanese brand) all the cars on this list are easily attainable, and are competitively priced. Our top ten is seperated by a slim $4,000 margin from cheapest to most expensive. Check out the whole list, and see which cheap hatchback is the right choice for you!

 |  Apr 15 2013, 2:01 PM

Chevrolet Spark


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Based on 46 candidates, Ward’s Auto just released its list of the top 10 best interiors of 2013, heavily favoring Asian vehicles. As is usual, the cars aren’t listed in any particular order.

Perhaps the most interesting choice, Chevrolet’s Spark sub-compact made this list this year because of its funky neon color scheme.

 |  Feb 06 2013, 7:31 AM

Early data from Chevrolet Spark buyers reveal that the compact has been appealing to a younger demographic, with 29 percent of its buyers under the age of 35.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 9:19 PM

Scheduled to make its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevrolet gave the media a sneak preview of its Spark EV at its Electrification Experience event in San Francisco, California.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 12:01 PM

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV in production form will make its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the American automaker has confirmed.

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 7:31 AM

The concept of shoehorning a giant motor into a lightweight compact has been around for decades, but this Chevrolet Spark powered by a 7.0-liter Corvette V8 motor takes that idea to a whole new level.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 3:15 PM

The Chevy Spark recently went on sale in North America, but the micro-compact has already logged 600,000 unit sales since its initial 2009 launch in Korea.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 11:31 AM

10. Mazda2: 1.5L (1498 cc)


 

In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles.

The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all ranked in order, right down to the cubic centimeter from most displacement, to least, so take a look below, to see the list of smallest engines available today.

The subcompact Mazda2 is the first on our list, with the biggest engine here. Thanks to its 1498cc four-cylinder engine, the Mazda2 makes 100-hp at 6000 rpm. Of course, that’s not much but what else do you need in a 2300-lb city car? The Mazda2 starts at $14,530 which isn’t too much for a car that gets 29/35 mpg city/highway with the manual or 28/34 mpg city/highway with the auto.

 |  Jul 16 2012, 1:26 PM

Your shoes say a lot about you – including the type of car you drive, at least, that’s what Italian writer and shoe design analyst Andrea Silvuni thinks – she believes you can learn a lot about a person’s character from their shoes and their choice of wheels.

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 |  Jul 06 2012, 9:01 AM

Targeted towards today’s youngsters, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will do what no other Chevrolet model has done since the 1990s: Lose its CD player.

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 |  Jun 20 2012, 12:01 PM

Last week, technology giant Apple announced that its SIRI voice recognition system would be get a dedicated button in nine companies new cars, and now General Motors has let slip that Chevy Sonic and Chevy Spark will be the first in the automakers lineup to receive SIRI integration.

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 |  Apr 05 2012, 12:45 PM

Details about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark have been revealed today, including its price range. Chevy is looking to simplify the car buying process by having three trim levels for its well-equipped subcompact.

Chevrolet calls the 2013 Spark a “sporty, fuel-efficient, four-passenger, five-door hatch” that apparently offers more passenger and cargo space than other mini cars such as the Fiat 500, Smart fortwo and Scion IQ.

The Spark’s base model, the LS starts at $12,995 and is equipped with a 1.2L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission. Additionally, even the base Spark has 10 airbags and features 60/40 split rear seats, air conditioning, power windows, rear window wiper, auxiliary input jack, outside temperature display and trip computer. Not bad for a base model subcompact.

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