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2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ: A low-top hiking shoe for the road
2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ: A low-top hiking shoe for the road

Looking ready to hit the trail (or at least the parking lot), the 2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ brings some outdoorsy style to the minicar segment. Debuting this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spark Activ is more about looks than actual capability. Its suspension sits a little under half...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Sonic
2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark recalled for software glitch

General Motors has announced a recall of nearly 318,000 Sonic, Spark, and Trax vehicles from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may have a software glitch that could make them more susceptible to theft. The...Read More»

Android Auto in the 2016 Chevrolet Spark
Want Android Auto In Your Next Chevrolet? Get It Via Software Update On 2016 Models

Android Auto first began making headlines in early 2014. Since then, fans of Google's mobile operating system have been patiently waiting for the software to roll out to cars. The bad news is, the wait isn't over for most folks. Chevrolet will be one of the first mass-market auto brands to offer...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Sonic
GM Recalls 2014-15 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, 2006-10 Hummer H3, 2009-10 Hummer H3T

General Motors has issued two recalls affecting roughly 250,000 Chevrolet and Hummer vehicles, 210,000 of which are registered in the U.S. The Hummer recall is the larger of the two and has been linked to 42 fires caused by part of the SUVs' climate control system. ALSO SEE: China's Auto Market May...Read More»

2014 GM recalls (as of August 8)
More GM Recalls: Buick Encore; Cadillac ATS; Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Spark; Pontiac G3; Saturn VUE

General Motors has issued yet another round of safety recalls affecting cars both new and old. The five recalls summarized in a statement from the automaker include 310,189 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from model years 2002 to 2015: READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars...Read More»

Every General Motors recall issued in 2014 (as of July 24)
General Motors Issues Six New Recalls Affecting 823,000 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles

For much of the spring, it seemed as if General Motors issued a new round of recalls every other day, but the automaker has been largely quiet on that front for over three weeks. Could the recall party be coming to an end? Based on a new press release from GM, the answer is probably "no". ALSO SEE...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014
2014 Chevy Spark TSB Fixes Pistons, Transmission Mounts

GM is conducting a couple of service campaigns on select 2014 Chevy Sparks for noisy engines and broken transmission mounts. The first service campaign addresses a potential knocks, ticks, and rattles coming from the engine, as well as sluggish performance. The cause has been narrowed down to a...Read More»

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test
Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy to maneuver and park, which is a nice bonus for urban dwellers. What most minicars don't do well, however, is protect their...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: We Drive The World's Most Efficient Car

At last, for the first time since the now-legendary EV1, General Motors has another all-electric car: the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. This past week we spent much of a day using it to get around urban environs in Portland, Oregon, and found it to be one of the best-driving battery electric cars yet...Read More»

BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark
2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills shoppers—in being the lowest-priced new car to offer a fully functioning in-dash touch-screen navigation system. In the...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark  -  in lilac metallic
As Bright Colors Rock Auto Shows, Black And White Reign At Dealerships

If you've managed to follow our ongoing coverage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, you might have noticed a trend: While the cars themselves are practical, inexpensive, and more compact this year, for smaller or sportier cars, bright and pastel colors are very much back in vogue on the auto-show floor...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Chevrolet Spark: New Details, Live Pics From The L.A. Auto Show

From its stand at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors revealed new details about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, the brand's upcoming minicar that will slot below the new Sonic in both size and price. With this first appearance of the U.S.-spec Spark (a somewhat different version is already...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
GM Network Hacked To Make Fun Of Rivals At 2013 Spark Unveiling -- Update

General Motors' web-wide blast of new cars and technology today has made quite an impression, but a prank--or at least what is being called a prank--at the company's Detroit headquarters today has left a different sort of mark--both on GM and on the prankster. A Wi-Fi router providing Internet...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
2013 Chevy Spark EV, New Trailblazer, Cadillac CUE: Car News Headlines

Today's news at High Gear Media is heavy with new GM products and technologies, including the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, its electric variant, and a new infotainment system from Cadillac called CUE. In other news, we look at potential false advertising from Ford and Chrysler, the rebirth of the Chevy...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
2013 Chevrolet Spark Mini-Car, Electric Version Confirmed For U.S.

Chevrolet announced this morning that its Spark mini-car will be coming to the U.S., as will a battery electric version called the Spark EV. The car will be the smallest offered by the brand in America, and will make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The non-electric Spark will be...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
2013 Chevrolet Spark: A Few More Details Emerge

General Motors has been very tight-lipped so far regarding details of the production-spec 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicompact. Now, it looks like GM's Service and Parts Operations folks, who release an annual VIN decoder guide—for use by insurers, law-enforcement agencies, DMVs, dealerships, and...Read More»

Chevrolet Spark, as painted by British artist Ian Cook
Artist Uses Radio-Control Cars To Paint 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Artworks of cars aren't altogether unheard of. There's a big business in vanity portraits of classic cars, for example, commissioned by wealthy owners. But most car paintings are done the old-fashioned way: with paint brushes. British artist Ian Cook is having none of that. He tossed his brushes...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Spark, Aveo RS, Cruze Herald Diverse Chevy Small-Car Lineup

Within two years, GM's Chevrolet brand will have a family of four small cars for the U.S. market: Spark, Aveo, Cruze, and Volt. The new lineup starts with the introduction of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which as we showed you in this preview earlier in the week and this interior comparison with the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Spark
Does Size Matter For The 2013 Chevrolet Spark?

Motor Trend has concluded that the highly anticipated 2013 Chevrolet Spark won't be much of a factor in the U.S. auto market because it's too small to be attractive to American buyers. Our feisty colleagues at GreenCarReports have taken that blanket assertion to task, pointing out that the Spark is...Read More»

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