Pending a report from Twitter, Mark Reuss is going to add a new model to the Chevrolet range they sell in America, thus hitting a milestone.
Regarding this particular division of GM, once you get past the introduction of the small car that is the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic without too much of a strain you find yourself in a shocking situation.
Starting with the 2013 model year the Chevrolet Spark will be included in the range, thus making next year the first occasion the bowtie company has had towards covering all of the market segments.
Jason Laird, who is GM’s executive director of North American product communications, tweeted about Reuss’ statement just a few hours ago.
I’m going to try and keep myself away from any fat jokes and clown cars and I’ll just say that it will be interesting to see the Chevrolet Spark hit American streets.
Having driven one, and all of its bloodlines on plenty of occasions I’ll say the following about the Chevrolet Spark’s current iteration.
Despite the new facelift, that makes it shine and sparkle all the way to its native Korea. Underneath the new Chevrolet Spark there’s technology so ancient that Helen of Troy has been complaining about the underpinnings for ages.
Powerplant wise it’s actually pretty good despite it being based on similarly aged origins. You can get a 1.0 or a 1.2 liter engine, either of which are inline four cylinder units and capable of one amazing things.
They tend to rev nicely and with throaty sounds only they don’t develop any serious power during this process. It sounds ironic but it gets really exciting to drive when knowing this.
Another great part of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark’s appeal is that because of the lightness factor it has, it manages some incredible fuel economy figures.
Some rumors say that it’s rated at the pretty interesting 47 miles per gallon level which you have to admit is pretty impressive, especially considering since this is a simple, naturally aspirated petrol powered engine.
So we have a hot and a cold one so why not end on the good side of the story. According to the European safety testing authority the 2013 Chevrolet Spark manages four out five stars which is almost remarkable for something so light and apparently fragile.