If you kept up with the 2007 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet had three minicar concepts. The Trax, the Groove and the Beat. Chevy let the public decide, and the car chosen was the Beat, which you will soon be coming to know as the Spark. The Spark has been available in Europe for a couple years now, and finally will be hitting US Streets this year.
So what makes the Spark so different than other cars? Its size. The Spark is a mere 144.7 inches long, and 62.9 inches wide. Now let's stop right there. Take a look at what that size actually is compared to a football field.
That's right...Meet Chevrolet's first mini-car. Though the Spark may be small, it sure is mighty. The spark seats 4 occupants, while still having 11.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. The car is powered by a 1.2L, inline 4-cylinder engine that will give you 85 horsepower and 82 lb-feet of torque. Did we mention that the Spark only actually weighs 2269 lbs with a 5 speed manual transmission. You may also opt for a 4 speed automatic transmission which will add a couple pounds.
Don't let the Spark's size fool you...This car is not lacking in luxury either. The car is fitted with a motorcycle inspired instrument panel, highlighted by ice blue gauges. The 1LT and 2LT models will also feature MyLink infotainment system. This allows you to use stitcher and pandora, as well control your ipod from the radio rather than the phone. You can also put your car in park and watch a movie. But if you'd rather drive...Feel free to do so as much as you like. The Spark will get appx. 40PMG on the highway, and 30 mpg in the city. Some people have this misconception that mini-cars aren't safe, so Chevy put 10 air bags into this car.
Most people think Spark and think electricity, well, in this case...That's a good thing. For the 2014 Model Year, you can expect the Spark EV, an all electric car.
Take a look at a product specialist from Chevy telling you all about the newest addition to GM's family.
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