2013 Chevy Spark Mini-Car Officially Heads to the U.S.

GM has officially unveiled the 2013 Chevy Spark mini-car that will be joining Chevy’s U.S. lineup. The Chevy Spark is a five-door, four-passenger hatchback that is three feet longer than a Smart Fortwo, but 14 inches shorter than the Chevy Sonic.

“For young, urban dwellers, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark can be their key to the city,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “Spark’s vibrant exterior and interior colors make a statement, but it is a practical car, too. Affordable, maneuverable and very fuel-efficient, Spark will be easy to own and easy to drive.”

The 2013 Chevy Spark will be powered by a 83 horsepower 1.2L four-cylinder engine that can be mated to a five-speed manual or automatic transmission.

GM has also announced the upcoming introduction of the Chevy Spark EV that will be released in 2013. The Chevy Spark EV will be powered by a nanophosphate lithium-ion battery pack, but GM has yet to announce the official specs. It will be sold in select U.S. and global markets.

“The Spark EV is another step in Chevrolet’s plan to provide customers with a variety of electrification solutions to address the lifestyle and transportation needs of people around the world,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet.