2013 Chevrolet Spark | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – The Spark is the newest and smallest offering from General Motors’ biggest brand: Chevrolet. The Spark is a five door city car intended to deliver fun and value to the minicar segment, while also offering more space than similarly priced rides.
The Spark is set to do battle with other minicars like the Fiat 500, smart fortwo and Scion iQ, but it features a five door configuration more common in the next segment up in terms of size, the subcompact segment. Still, Spark is more than a foot shorter than Sonic, even if it does stretch about three feet longer than the diminutive fortwo.
Otherwise the Spark’s underpinnings are familiar for a newer on a budget small car. There’s electric power steering and a strut front, torsion beam rear suspension, and the brakes are discs in front, drums in back. It runs on low rolling resistance tires. Curb weight is about 2,300 pounds for the Spark, which is just 144 inches long about the same as the U.S. Mitsubishi i (MiEV) or base two-door Mini Cooper, or a foot shorter than the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback (two feet shorter than the sedan).
2013 Chevrolet Spark Price :
2013 Chevrolet Spark Price. – Pricing for the new 2013 Chevrolet Spark has been set at $12,245 – $15,045 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Chevrolet Spark we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
The Spark will be the smallest car ever sold by Chevrolet in the U.S.; and with the exception of the little three cylinder engine in the Chevrolet Sprint (Geo Metro), it will have the smallest engine of any modern Chevy. Chevrolet hasn’t released pricing yet, but it plans to sell the Spark at a price substantially below the Sonic’s $14,495 price.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Interior :
2013 Chevrolet Spark Interior. – While we’ve already mentioned the main interior attraction in the MyLink radio, the rest of the cockpit isn’t a bad place. Chevy tells us it opted to “let plastic be plastic,” which is a refreshing approach, though thankfully some nice textures keep the dashboard plastic from being ugly plastic. The Spark borrows its approach to the gauge cluster from the Sonic, only the big analog tachometer is a speedometer in the smaller car. This inversion says as much about the differing character of the Spark as it does about the prospective buyer for GM’s smallest and cheapest car.
Air conditioning which is optional, still, on the base Dodge Dart is standard across the Spark line, as are power windows all around. The 2LT trim level adds heated leatherette (vinyl) seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel, but the joy in owning a Spark will come from owning one of the lowest priced cars available, and possibly the cheapest car with four useful seats.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Exterior :
2013 Chevrolet Spark Exterior. – Despite being the entry-level model, the Spark LS comes standard with A/C, power windows, 15-inch alloy wheels, an auxiliary input jack and Onstar. The mid grade 1LT trim adds a seven-inch color touchscreen for the audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, a USB port and Sirius XM Radio. Also included are power door locks with remote keyless entry, a theft deterrent system, outside power mirrors, floor mats, visor mirrors and cruise control.
The top spec 2LT dresses up the exterior with sport fascias front and rear, additional chrome trim and unique 15-inch wheels. Leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel and fog lamps are also included. 1LT and 2LT models also feature a standard MyLink infotainment that uses a seven inch color screen and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity to essentially connect smartphones to the audio and video system. At a stop, drivers can project video and personal photo albums on the screen, and they can use both Pandora and Stitcher internet radio and navigation while on the go.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Engine :
2013 Chevrolet Spark Engine. – Although 85 horsepower may not seem like much, it’s about par for the class. With the standard stick, the Spark returns an impressive 32 mpg in the city, though the sub-optimal aerodynamic efficiency of its short and tall dimensions holds highway mileage to 38 mpg. Efficiency drops to 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the freeway with the automatic.
Underneath its sheetmetal, the Spark features a MacPherson strut front suspension, standard ABS and stability control, electric power steering and vented front/rear drum brakes. With this first appearance of the U.S. spec Spark (a somewhat different version is already sold in other markets), GM confirmed powertrain specs for the first time, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be powered by a 85 horsepower, 1.2-liter four cylinder engine and either a five speed manual gearbox or a four speed automatic. And, keep in mind, there’s an electric version of the Spark on the way.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Specifications :
>. BASE PRICE : $12,995
>. VEHICLE LAYOUT : Front-engine, FWD, 4-pass 4-door hatchback
>. ENGINE : 1.2L/83-hp*/83 lb-ft* DOHC 16-valve I-4
>. TRANSMISSIONS : 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
>. CURB WEIGHT : 2250 lb (mfr)
>. WHEELBASE : 93.5 in.
>. LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT : 144.7 x 62.9 x 61 in.
>. 0-60 MPH : 10.5 sec (mfr’s est.)
>. EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON : Not yet rated
>. ON SALE : August-September 2012
Source: motortrend.com, autoblog.com, thecarconnection.com,Autocarrelease.com.