As the best-selling Chevrolet product in Europe and a surprising new hit here in the US, the Spark is proving to be quite an important global vehicle for General Motors. Even though the Spark just went on sale in the US last year, it has been on sale globally since 2009, and Automotive News Europe is reporting that the next-generation Spark is expected to debut during the first half of 2015. There is no information about the new Spark except for reports that it will continue to be built in South Korea.

This report also says that the redesign of the Sonic/Aveo has been delayed until after 2015. Again, there was no information as to the cause of the delay, but this means the third-gen Sonic and Aveo will likely debut sometime in 2016 – five years after the debut of the current model. This follows the recent report saying that the redesign of the Cruze has been delayed by almost a year, until the end of 2015, due to engineering changes.


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      z28ssx
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is good to see GM actually cares about the smaller cars now, unlike in the 90's-00's when they left them to rot on the vine with little to no updates to keep them competitive.
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      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      I kind of wish the next gen was built here. A bit disappointed to hear it's built in S Korea again.
        tiger
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gordon Chen
        At least the Sonic is built here. But yes, I too was hoping Chevrolet (sorry Laser) Spark production would move to the USA.
        thatitaliankid321
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gordon Chen
        Its till a low volume Niche car. still would make more sence to import "for now". if the UAW can get another heck of a contract that they got in 2011 that moved production of the Sonic to MI, we could see the Encore and spark Possibly be made in Wisconsin. GM is also going to be make some of the next gen small engines in Flint including a 3 cylinder so time will tell
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny how just a month ago GM was saying how "Dismal" sales were of this car in the UK.
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        tiger
        • 1 Year Ago
        If it is not a Chevrolet, what is it? Please don\'t say Daewoo either as that company has not existed for years.
          Adrián Cr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @tiger
          In any way is a bad car, here in México I see a lot of them with engine problems and they are really insecure. That GM is selling that type of cars means that the US are continue backwards, not long ago only descent cars were sold in the states, now more and more cheap asian crap are sold there.
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      Julius
      • 1 Year Ago
      Surprised at how many of these I saw in the Midwest... and hopefully the delays are for valid reasons. That said, it's different than the "old GM" that kept the Cavalier in production for over a decade before replacing it...
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        @Julius
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          Julius
          • 1 Year Ago
          I'm with King here - and I know what I meant. And yes, it's when the same generation - not just the nameplate - that's been in production for a decade, then it's a problem.
          BB79826
          • 1 Year Ago
          Soft spot for my '94 Cavalier, but it was a total piece, no question about it. At stoplights I had to shift into neutral to keep liquids from vibrating/flying out of a can of pop on the dashboard. This phenomenon started about...5 years after I bought the car. Inexcusable, really.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          Especially when the car in question was a crappy car to begin with.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Taking a well deserved rest..... on their laurels.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      insect
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