Chevrolet Bringing Next-Gen ‘MyLink’ to LA Auto Show

One of the more promising items Chevrolet plans to showcase during the L.A. Auto Show later this month isn’t a car at all.

No, instead it’s a more advanced version of the brand’s MyLink telematics system which pairs with smartphones to offer improved technological integration. While the brand will still debut new cars during the show, an expanded and more advanced version of its MyLink software, which will debut in the 2014 Impala, will arguably be one of the most important items on the itinerary.

Soon, Chevrolet will offer drivers the ability to pair their phones with the MyLink system to enjoy an expanded series of apps including a navigation system.

Chevy also plans to debut its Spark EV during the show, an electric version of its Korean-built city car. It’s difficult to imagine that it will be much of a hit considering how Toyota already pared plans down the a bare minimum for its Scion iQ EV.

Still, Chevrolet says the car will offer drivers the same package as its gasoline-powered counterpart while offering pure electric power.