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4Autoblog Podcast #319

Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Hagerty's Future Classics, Consumer Reports Brand Perception Survey

232013 Chevrolet Spark gets refreshed for Europe

The Chevrolet Spark minicar may just now be hitting the big roads of the United States, but the car has already been on sale in other markets, including Europe, for a while. And because of that, the Euro-spec Spark has undergone a minor facelift for the 2013 model year, showing its slight nip/tuck here at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

90Chevy Spark catches fire, posts strong early sales results

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.

1672013 Chevrolet Spark

Who's Going To Hear Chevy's Sub-Sonic Statement?

352013 Chevrolet Spark to start at $12,995*

General Motors is taking a big gamble in a little way with its 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The Detroit automaker is betting that high fuel prices and an increased awareness of one's ecological footprint will mean more consumers are willing to entertain a new car with an even smaller err... footprint. The Spark will join other minicars like the Fiat 500, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo, none of which have met with significant sales volume. On the other hand, its big brother, the Sonic has performed well in t

1282013 Chevrolet Spark to start at $12,995*

General Motors is taking a big gamble in a little way with its 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The Detroit automaker is betting that high fuel prices and an increased awareness of one's ecological footprint will mean more consumers are willing to entertain a new car with an even smaller err... footprint. The Spark will join other minicars like the Fiat 500, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo, none of which have met with significant sales volume. On the other hand, its big brother, the Sonic has performed well in t

19Chevy adding navigation to Sonic, Spark with GogoLink smartphone app

We're already familiar with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that's slowly making its way across the brand's entire portfolio, but today, we were able to get our first look at the next big feature being added to General Motors' Bowtie tech. First available on the 2013 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic, GogoLink is a smartphone-based app that works with the car's touch-screen display to provide a fully functional navigation feature to the MyLink system.

7Hands-on with Chevrolet MyLink for the 2013 Sonic, Spark

We got our first taste of Chevrolet's new entry-level version of MyLink at CES, and for being a pre-production unit that's not due to arrive in showrooms until later this year, we're throughly impressed.

252013 Chevrolet Spark is a pastel paradise

The Chevrolet Spark is only 144.7 inches long – nearly two feet shorter than the subcompact Sonic. But while the Spark is small in size, designers have made a real effort to make sure that it can still stand out in a crowd.

892013 Chevrolet Spark is a pastel paradise

The Chevrolet Spark is only 144.7 inches long – nearly two feet shorter than the subcompact Sonic. But while the Spark is small in size, designers have made a real effort to make sure that it can still stand out in a crowd.

AddSubmit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #256 LIVE

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17U.S. Chevy Spark revealed ahead of Los Angeles show

On Wednesday, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The small hatchback has been tweaked for the North American market, and the hope is that the Spark takes off like wildfire with buyers. Chevrolet thinks the Spark will find favor with buyers living in cities, as well as first-time purchasers.

77U.S. Chevy Spark revealed ahead of Los Angeles show

On Wednesday, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The small hatchback has been tweaked for the North American market, and the hope is that the Spark takes off like wildfire with buyers. Chevrolet thinks the Spark will find favor with buyers living in cities, as well as first-time purchasers.

38GM's 2013 Chevrolet Spark electric dash graphic would be something, if it were true

To mark yesterday's unveiling of the electric 2013 Chevrolet Spark, GM released a new graphic showing the dashboard and an outline of the car. The computer-generated image of the Spark's dash displays the electric city car achieving a shocking 18 miles per kilowatt-hour. That's mighty impressive considering that most plug-ins return around four miles per kWh.

542013 Chevy Spark headed to North America with updated design

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.

22Chevy Spark headed to U.S. with exterior design updates, Sonic to get 40 mpg

In early August, General Motors confirmed through the now-traditional tweet format that the Chevrolet Spark minicar will be U.S.-bound sometime in mid-2012. Now comes word that before the Spark arrives Stateside, it will receive mild updates, including some necessary exterior design tweaks.

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