General Motors wants to take on all segments of the automotive industry. With the all-new Sonic making its way to dealerships later this year, GM will have a new player in the B-segment, and now, a tweet from the automaker has confirmed that the Chevrolet Spark minicar is officially arriving Stateside.

The diminutive Spark will allow GM to have a hand in all areas of the automotive cookie jar. As American car buyers begin to embrace smaller, more efficient modes of transportation, the Spark could be arriving at the perfect time. We got our first glimpse of the automaker's mini at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and we were intrigued by the idea of a Chevrolet achieving a combined 47 miles per gallon. Now, it seems we'll get to experience green machine for ourselves on U.S. soil, starting sometime in 2012.


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      hubemx
      • 4 Years Ago
      I drove this car in México and it´s not bad at all.
      Dean Hammond
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if this opens the door for Ford to follow suit with the next generation Ka......
        Synthono
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Depends on if it sells.
          Dean Hammond
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          probably right, but the Start concept with the eco boost 3 cyl, would , dare I say it, probably kill this thing in sales...either way, more choices for consumers is a good thing.....
      CarCrazy24
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just imagine if it had a small diesel...60+ mpg and no hybrid in sight =)
      inthelv
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think we Autonuts sometimes forget about the "My First Car" market. This is perfect for the high school kid working at Mcdonalds after school or someone off to college. I think, if the price is low, this will sell plenty.
      NightFlight
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autoblog, another proofing error. The Sonic is a B-Segment vehicle.. Do you guy just not care or something? It is rather embarassing.
      Kartik Iyer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't that the Chevrolet Beat in the Indian Markets?
      Eu_Driver
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do you think this is GM's answer to Fiat 500? Will Americans experiment a "small car war" between the Detroit three?
        Sportbike
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Eu_Driver
        LOL, FIAT owns one of those "so called" Detroit three now.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Would I buy one?? No. Do I think it's a great business move?? Absolutely.
      starryknight936
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll definitely go with the Spark... I don't care for the Sonic at all. Hopefully the Spark WILL have a sunroof option and respectable audio system with subwoofer availabilty. Maybe OnStar too. Those features would seal the deal, for sure, as far as I'm concerned. I also want an unusual exterior color: purple, maybe...even a BRIGHT turquoise perhaps. Chevy: are you listening? Peace!<-AladdinSane-
      Sjoerd
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have an Chevy Spark and it's an very agile car. the quality of the interior is good, but the interior of the Opel Agila for example is much better, why don't they bring the Opel Agila as an Buick to the US alongside with the spark?
      lne937s
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the Daewoo Matiz version of this car looks better: http://www.automobilesreview.com/img/daewoo-matiz-creative/slides/daewoo-matiz-creative-01.jpg http://worldcarpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2010-GM-Daewoo-Matiz-Creative-Performance.jpg http://mycarpictures.org/download/36165-2/Daewoo_Matiz_Creative_06.jpg Which has me thinking... We have already have JDM people doing things like putting Silvia facias and badges on the 240SX. Will we have KDM (Korean Domestic Market) people putting Matiz facias and badges on Korean cars like this?
        Edward Ellsworth
        • 4 Years Ago
        @lne937s
        The Daewoo Matiz is no more, my friend. Daewoo is gone from even the Korean Domestic Market; there's only Chevrolet now. I do agree that that Daewoo versions did look better because I hate Chevrolet's HUGE gaping grille treatment.
      Keith
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen.
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