Like most other automakers, cash cows for Chevrolet typically include its trucks and SUVs, but the 2013 Spark put up some pretty big numbers in its first full month on the market in its bid for profitability. According to Ward's Auto, General Motors was only expecting to sell 1,900 of the minicars in August, and customers ended up snagging 2,630 of the South Korean-built city car.

What makes this figure even more impressive is the fact that the Spark hasn't even gotten into full stride yet, as it has only been rolled out in 18 markets across the States. Since it went on sale in July, Chicago has been the Spark's top market, accounting for almost a third of all sales, and "many" sales have come from first-time car buyers. The overall range for Spark customers thus far has been from age 19 up to 83.

Showing off a little New GM restraint, Chevy small-car spokesman Mike Weidman pledges that the automaker won't overreact to the Spark's strong initial start with increased production that could lead to an excessive inventory of models on dealer lots. The budget-priced five-door starts at just $12,995.

Along with the Spark's initial impressive showing, Chevy's other small cars, the Sonic, Cruze and Volt, all set sales records in August.


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      Jason Golden
      • 2 Years Ago
      While this type of (small, cutesy) car is NOWHERE on my shopping list, I'm glad to know that Chevy dealers are finding homes for them. I've noticed them on Houston-area dealer lots for about 5 weeks now, and saw the first one on the freeway just three hours ago. Driver aboard: 40-50-ish female with a death grip on the steering wheel, 10 and 2.
      Mike Cornell
      • 2 Years Ago
      For a moment I thought it really caught fire (as in Tata Nano)!
      Swagger
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's certainly an incendiary headline!
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      njss
      • 2 Years Ago
      Evening Orchid ! A great GM color from 1965. Corvairs looked great in this as did Pontiacs. It is about time that the color was revived.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like there's some demand for very small and cheap cars in the US?
      EB110Americana
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe change the title to "Spark is on Fire." This sounds like a combined recall-and-sales-rate announcement.
      Renaurd
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love this car, wish I had one for each day of the week.
      Matrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Spark is strong in this one.
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        Rayman
        • 2 Years Ago
        Laser when are you going to get that stick up arse removed
      munkymonkjr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would anyone want to drive something built by Daewoo? Source: Former Daewoo owner.
        The Truth
        • 2 Years Ago
        @munkymonkjr
        Because not everything that was crap stays crap forever? I'm sure this car is much better than an old Daewoo.
          Don G
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The Truth
          Hyundai used to build nothing but crap...
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