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NEW TRANSMISSION BOOSTS SPARK MPG TO 30 MPG CITY / 39 MPG HIGHWAY

Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet’s first mini-car for the Ú.S. and Canadian markets, is a stylish and practical choice for urbanites who want a car that’s easy to drive and own. The roomiest yet lowest-priced mini-car in the §egmènt, Spark has brought new buyers into the Chevrolet family; in fact, more than half of Spark buyers are new to GM.

Packed wîth infotainment and safety technologies including 10 standard air bags, Spark is resonating wîth buyers in large, high-traffic cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, where parking and road space are at a premium. Worldwide, Chevrolet sold more than 270,000 Sparks in 2012.

For 2014, Chevrolet adds an all-electric version of the Spark (please see separate release), as well as an available continuously variable transmission in the gasoline Spark that improves fuel economy and acceleration, and reduces engine noise at highway speeds. The 2014 CVT-equipped Spark achieves an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg highway, two more miles per gallon than the 2013 model, and more than the Fiat 500 and Scion iQ. With the standard manual transmission, Spark gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

EPA combined fuel economy for both the CVT- and manual transmission-equipped Sparks is 34 mpg.

Spark LT models also enjoy the first full model year of enhanced connectivity including access to Siri Eyes Free voice recognition (for customers wîth compatible iPhones), BringGo in-dash navigation (app must be purchased separately) and TuneIn global radio. This is made possible by Spark’s §egmènt-exclusive MyLink radio, which includes a seven-inch color touch screen radio nearly twice the size of §egmènt competitors. It is capable of displaying smartphone-based music, videos, photos and contacts for hands-free calling.

In addition to MyLink, Spark is the only car in its §egmènt to provide the added value of a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the safety and security of OnStar.

In the Ú.S. and Canada, Spark is offered in LS, 1LT, 2LT and EV models.

High style, low cost Just as the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic helped strengthen Chevrolet’s position in the small-car §egmènt wîth their more-than-expected value, Spark is designed to challenge preconceived notions of how an affordable mini-car can look, feel and drive.

Spark is the only car in its §egmènt to offer five doors, accommodating four adults comfortably wîth room for cargo. With the seats folded down, the Spark offers 31.2 cu. ft. (884 L) of cargo space.

Air conditioning and power windows are standard across the Spark lineup. Color-coordinated interiors feature an instrument panel wîth a motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster and lower center console, for maximum visibility and storage.

While the Spark looks like a three-door hatch, designers cleverly disguised the rear doors by integrating the handles into the C-pillar area. The technique gives Spark its sporty appearance without sacrificing five-door comfort and utility. Spark’s wheels-at-the-corners stance is further emphasized by standard 15-inch alloy wheels.

An integrated spoiler over the rear hatch door enhances Spark’s dynamic appearance while also improving the car’s aerodynamics, for fuel efficiency.

New for 2014, automatic controls for the Spark’s halogen headlamps and daytime running lamps are standard, and the 2LT will feature outside heated power-adjustable body-color rearview mirrors wîth integrated turn signal indicators.

Other uplevel features include sport front and rear fascias and rocker panel moldings, chrome brightwork at the beltline and liftgate handle trim, detail around the poke-through exhaust outlet and around the fog lamps.

Decorative inserts in the front door and instrument panel add a premium touch, as does the ice blue ambient lighting and faceplates across the door pockets and dash. Heated leatherette seats and leather-wrapped §teering wheel are included on Spark 2LT.

Attention-grabbing exterior colors include Lime and Grape Ice, Salsa and Denim, as well as Black Granite, Silver Ice and Summit White.

In keeping wîth Spark buyers’ affinity for personalizing their vehicles, new accessories include interior trim kits (White, Silver, Blue and Green), Z-Spec floor mats and grille, front fog lamp kit and roof rack cross rails. They can be financed wîth the vehicle when installed by the dealer or authorized service provider.

Chevrolet MyLink connectivity gets personal

MyLink is standard on Spark 1LT, 2LT and EV models, and was designed to provide Spark customers – 90 percent of whom own smart phones – wîth the ability to personalize their infotainment delivery. MyLink for Spark consists of a seven-inch diagonal touch screen, AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three months of service) stereo wîth seek-and-scan, digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music on select phones, voice recognition for compatible smartphones and six speakers.

On Spark, MyLink operates by integrating the owner’s compatible smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or ÚSB – wîth the radio. This lets owners enjoy simple, safe connectivity while their smartphone is stowed, and makes it easy to accommodate new apps.

MyLink is simple to use: The owner selects from menu options on the touch screen: Audio, Pictures Movies, Telephone, Smartphone Link and Settings. Each menu selection takes the user though a list of easy-to-select functions.

Late in the 2013 model year, MyLink added compatibility wîth Siri for customers wîth a compatible iPhone running iOS6, as well as apps for BringGo in-dash navigation (requires app purchase) and TuneIn, which provides access to 70,000 global radio stations, Pandora and Stitcher Smart Radio.

In MyLink-equipped Sparks, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:

◾Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone

◾Play songs in the iTunes library, and even switch music sources automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode

◾Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts

◾Access Calendar and add appointments

◾Minimize distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates of national holidays

◾While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex questions that require displaying a web page.

The available BringGo app provides full-function, in-dash navigation via MyLink, as well as live traffic updates for less than $60. It also includes:

◾Emergency information such as police, fire and the nearest hospital

◾Thousands of points of interest

◾Local Search via Google

◾ Where am I. locator

◾Live traffic functionality provides crash reports and lane closures, and wîth alternative routes

◾3-D maps

◾Ability to store native maps to the customer’s smartphone, giving them access to locations and turn-by-turn directions even when phone signal quality is poor. Many GPS-enabled apps do not do this

◾Available for download on iTunes or Googleplay for compatible smartphones.


The TuneIn app connects Spark customers to live local, international and Internet radio. Úsers can search for programming by location, genre, sports team name, station type or call sign.

Efficient powertrain saves fuel, money

In the Únited States and Canada, the Spark is powered by an Ecotec 1.2L dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine wîth continuously variable valve timing that delivers SAE-certified 84 horsepower (63 kW). It is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission

For 2014, an available continuously variable transmission (CVT) replaces the previous four-speed automatic. It achieves an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined, a two mile-per-gallon improvement over the 2013 model and more than the Fiat 500 and Scion iQ.

The engine was developed using best practices from GM Powertrain technical centers. It combines competitive performance wîth sophisticated technologies such as dual continuous variable cam phasing and an electronically controlled thermostat to give customers a low-maintenance engine wîth reduced emissions. Spark also uses regular unleaded fuel, while the Fiat 500 requires premium fuel. (concept carz)

Spark’s new dual range CVT provides seamless gear transmission designed to improve fuel efficiency and acceleration, for a more pleasurable driving experience.

The CVT controls are the same as an automatic: But while an automatic transmission has a set number of gear ratios (a.k.a. speeds), the CVT can constantly change the relationship of engine speed to car speed as needed, calling up higher engine speeds (rpm) for better acceleration and lower rpm for better fuel economy while cruising.

Spark ride and handling

Spark’s body-frame-integral structure is tight and stiff for sportier driving dynamics. The electric power §teering and MacPherson strut front suspension are designed to deliver taut handling characteristics that better connect the driver wîth the road and provide outstanding overall stability. Anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and Hill Start Assist are standard.

Hill Start Assist helps prevent drivers from rolling when restarting from a stopped position on a hill. It allows drivers to take their foot off the brake long enough to use the accelerator and move forward.

Spark is equipped wîth vented front disc and rear drum brakes for excellent stopping performance and good pedal feel. Low rolling-resistance all-season tires use a silica compound and revised tread design for a solid road feel and improved fuel efficiency.

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