2013 Chevy Spark Mini Car Debuts in LA

The 2013 Chevy Spark will have its U.S. debut at the LA Auto Show on Wednesday. The 2013 Spark is a small four-passenger, five-door hatchback that GM says is “designed to excite first-time buyers and city dwellers with its bold styling and colors, affordability, the safety of 10 standard air bags, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.”

The 2013 Spark is powered by a 85 horsepower 1.2L four-cylinder engine that can be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. GM hasn’t announced the fuel economy stats for the Spark.

The Spark, which offers more passenger and cargo room than other mini cars such as the Fiat 500 and Scion iQ, can be equipped with Chevy’s new MyLink infotainment system, which features the personalized connectivity of Pandora and Stitcher internet radio.

“Spark is for buyers who want much more than a ‘cute’ small car – they want a car that can be personalized, is dynamic and fashionable, and delivers a lot of value for the money,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy.

The 2013 Chevy Spark will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada in mid-2012.