Most tiny cars miss mark in IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The smallest cars on the road fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test.... Read More »


Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today.... Read More »



Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable mini car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features.... Read More »


'Feisty' Mini plays up 'not normal' roots as rivals crowd subcompact market

10:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
It's not business as normal anymore at Mini. BMW Group's small-car brand has posted outsize sales growth in the United States for the last few years, but now competition has started to ding the brand as rivals like Chevy, Ford and Toyota introduce a widening array of small, fuel-efficient cars.... Read More »


GM will debut new Spark in 2015, delays Aveo launch, union says

July 30, 2013 08:49 CET
GM plans to launch the new Chevrolet Spark in 2015, but will delay the launch of its revamped Aveo, a Korean labor union spokesman said. The Spark/Matiz, is Chevrolet's best-selling model in Europe while the Aveo is No. 3 after the Cruze compact.... Read More »



How to handle an EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Electric vehicles represent a small, slow-growing market, and nothing will finish off EV demand faster than carmakers' failure to take the segment seriously.... Read More »


Even a brand-new Spark EV is a well-traveled ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The just-launched Chevrolet Spark EV isn't expected to be a big money maker for General Motors, and the hefty shipping costs associated with the electric minicar won't help.... Read More »


New EV will test the range of GM's plug-in strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
General Motors is rolling out its newest electrified vehicle in two of the most eco-friendly states. But the newcomer will have to make its way in a market that is becoming more crowded, confusing and cutthroat.... Read More »


GM pledges to double fleet of vehicles that get 40 mpg or more

4:02 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
General Motors said today it plans to double the amount of models that achieve 40 mpg highway or better by 2017.... Read More »


Chevy Spark conceived in South Korea surprise hit in U.S.

10:12 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
General Motors in modern times has never successfully sold a tiny car like the Chevy Spark in the United States. The Spark's success today, 26,869 sales in its first 12 months, exceeds GM's initial expectations by as much as 35 percent, said one person familiar with the company's internal planning.... Read More »


Chevy slumps in Europe as rival brands rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Chevrolet, General Motors' best-selling brand globally, is falling further behind rivals in Europe as the region's buyers turn their backs on the marque's aging products. Chevrolet is positioned as a value brand in Europe and its Spark/Matiz minicar and Aveo subcompact account for almost half of the brand's volume.... Read More »


GM prices Chevy Spark EV below $20,000 after tax credits

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2013
GM will price its new Chevrolet Spark electric vehicle at $27,495, including destination charges and before federal tax credits, placing it among the cheapest EVs on the market.... Read More »


Chevy Spark gets 119-mpg rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
General Motors says its Chevrolet Spark EV will get the equivalent of 119 mpg in combined city and highway driving, the best efficiency of any U.S. car on sale to the public.... Read More »


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