You already know that the Chevrolet Spark is destined for U.S. soil. Now, however, comes word that General Motors plans to give the subcompact hatchback a light facelift before it arrives. The version you see above will get slightly refreshed mug before it shows up in your local dealer's showroom.

Originally slated to be a 2012 model, the reworked Spark is now expected to arrive in the middle of 2012 for the 2013 model year. GM Inside News reports that The General will bring the car Stateside with a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, which can be paired with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual gearbox (each down a gear from where they should be, sadly). Either combination should be able to hit 40 miles per gallon in a combination of highway and city driving.

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