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2016 Chevrolet Spark

2016 Chevrolet Spark
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  • Chevrolet Spark
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    2016
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    five-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    98
  • Displacement:
    1.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    110 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    13000 (Est.)
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In addition to the 2016 Malibu, Chevrolet also introduced a redesigned version of the Spark city car at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Updated to Chevy’s revised design language, the 2016 Spark is now more aerodynamic, more powerful and better equipped, thanks to a range of extensive updates inside and out. Production will commence in South Korea later this year, with U.S. sales to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Spark started life in 1998 as a Korean-designed city car powered by a 0.8-liter, three-pot and assembled in nine countries. Launched as the Daewoo Matiz, it was sold under different names globally, including as the Chevrolet Matiz, Chevrolet Spark or Pontiac G2. Revised in 2003, the subcompact retained most of its styling features and drivetrain components until 2007, when a brand-new model was developed on GM’s Gamma platform. The new Spark came to the U.S. for the 2010 model year, receiving an electric drivetrain later on.

The new Spark has pretty big shoes to fill, as its predecessor has been a massive success, with more than 1.1 million units sold globally since 2009. With the new model, Chevrolet hopes to draw young and first-time car buyers into its U.S. dealerships.

Updated 04/02/2015: The new generation Chevrolet Spark made its world debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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New Year's Special: Best Vehicle for Party Hopping

New Year’s Special: Best Vehicle for Party Hopping

Vans, SUVs, wagons, they’re all here

Traditionally, New Year’s is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks at midnight. But some people spend the night traveling from house to house to attend more than just one party. It’s called party hopping, and it can be a great deal of fun if you’re not into spending the entire night indoors. But while spending time with family and friends indoors doesn’t require much planning beyond shopping and cooking, spending New Year’s Eve the party hopping way requires a car. And, a large one I may add because people are usually doing this in larger groups.

Yes, that’s what this New Year’s special is all about: the perfect car to spend New Year’s Eve on the go.

Spending the entire evening on the road with friends means you need a vehicle with plenty of seating. Luggage room shouldn’t be an issue since there’s not much to haul around, but I’m ruling out sports cars and vehicle that can’t provide seating for at least five people. The more, the merrier seems to be the essential rule of party hopping, so don’t look for McLarens and Ferraris on this list. Now let’s have a closer look at the options below.

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2017 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

2017 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

A city car designed with off-road trails in mind? Yup, Chevy did it.

The Chevy Spark is one of those funky little city cars that has seen surprising success over the years. The third-gen model, for instance, managed to sell 1.1 million units globally in its time on the market. For 2015, the four-gen model debuted with a more aerodynamic body, slightly more powerful engine, and some pretty extensive updates on the inside, making it one of the most comfortable city cars you can get your hands on here in the U.S. It was also the model GM used as a basis for its first all-electric model since 1999 when the EV1 was put to death.

With the new-gen model two years into production, GM saw fit to create a special edition of sorts that is being called the Spark Activ. Joining the Chevy Beat Activ Concept from earlier this year, and the Chevy Trax Activ Concept that debuted at the SEMA show in November 2016, this model follows suit with a few off-road bits because you never know when you’ll have to take a city car off-road, right? Jokes aside, this thing really is about as boring as the Activ concepts that we’ve seen in the days passed, but it might just be someone’s cup of tea.

“The new Spark ACTIV is all about adventurous fun and style,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of Car and Crossover Marketing. “It has an attitude, while still offering the sophisticated, efficient and connected driving experience customers have come to love.”

So, with that said, let’s dive on in and look at this special edition to see what it really brings to the table.

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2015 Chevrolet Spark RS Red Line Series Concept

2015 Chevrolet Spark RS Red Line Series Concept

As a fuel efficient form of urban transportation, the Chevy Sparkdoes its job exactly as it is supposed to. The problem with this is that the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta also do this, but are also a lot more fun to drive and are even better looking. Spark sales have consistently lagged far behind the more popular cars in this segment, and that’s why a new Spark will be debuting in just a few months. But, before that happens, Chevy would like to send the current Spark out with a bang, and will be bringing a special version to the SEMA show next month.

The car is being called a Spark RS, although this is a fictional trim level, at least for this generation of the Spark. The car is part of the Red Line Series - a whole line of enhanced cars that Chevy is bringing to SEMA. So the Spark will be showed alongside new special versions of the Camaro, Malibu, Silverado, Colorado and Trax. The enhancements to each of these models are all essentially the same, but there are bound to be some other versions of several of these at SEMA, especially of the Camaro.

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2016 Chevrolet Spark

2016 Chevrolet Spark

In addition to the 2016 Malibu, Chevrolet also introduced a redesigned version of the Spark city car at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Updated to Chevy’s revised design language, the 2016 Spark is now more aerodynamic, more powerful and better equipped, thanks to a range of extensive updates inside and out. Production will commence in South Korea later this year, with U.S. sales to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Spark started life in 1998 as a Korean-designed city car powered by a 0.8-liter, three-pot and assembled in nine countries. Launched as the Daewoo Matiz, it was sold under different names globally, including as the Chevrolet Matiz, Chevrolet Spark or Pontiac G2. Revised in 2003, the subcompact retained most of its styling features and drivetrain components until 2007, when a brand-new model was developed on GM’s Gamma platform. The new Spark came to the U.S. for the 2010 model year, receiving an electric drivetrain later on.

The new Spark has pretty big shoes to fill, as its predecessor has been a massive success, with more than 1.1 million units sold globally since 2009. With the new model, Chevrolet hopes to draw young and first-time car buyers into its U.S. dealerships.

Updated 04/02/2015: The new generation Chevrolet Spark made its world debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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Video: Apple Shows Off ’CarPlay’ in Chevy Spark Ahead of Chevrolet Announcement

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The time is drawing nearer to when Apple’s CarPlay finally hits the streets in consumer vehicles. At the company’s recent 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, USA Today got an up-close look at the new in-dash iOS operating system inside a 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. This in-car demonstration shows just how familiar the software is to the usual iOS-powered devices.

Interestingly, Chevrolet has not made an official announcement concerning when CarPlay would be introduced into its product lineup. Chevy is listed as a “committed partner” with Apple in bringing the software to market, but the automaker has yet to announce any word on what vehicles will receive the system or what the roll-out timeline looks like.

Though it is possible Chevy will incorporate CarPlay into the Spark and other models late into the 2014 model year, it’s more likely the new technology will debut for 2015. We’re expecting General Motors to make quite the hubbub about the news once things are all confirmed.

Chevy will be joined by Ferrari, Volvo, Hyundai, and Mercedes as the first crop of automakers to sell cars with hardware capable of running the iOS software. What’s more, from the video above, it appears the software will also allow owners to access tailored vehicle-specific menus. In the Spark’s case, it has a “My Chevrolet” application on its home screen.

For those with older vehicles, companies like Pioneer are developing CarPlay-compatible head units that work with nearly every vehicle. A 1965 Ford Mustang was on display at Apple’s WWDC to showcase the aftermarket potential.

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Tech Performance Concept

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Tech Performance Concept

Chevrolet has just released word on several new vehicles for the world-famous SEMA show. Among them is this Spark EV Tech Performance concept. Sure it’s an all-electric Spark with no conventional gasoline engine, but don’t let that fool you.

This EV totes 400 pound-feet of tire-shredding torque with beefier axles and aluminum wheels that propel the hatchback from naught to 60 in 7.5 seconds. Even the holy grail of muscle cars - the1969 Camaro SS powered by a 350 cubic-inch, small-block V-8 didn’t produce torque numbers like that.

The Spark also comes with a unique power-delivery algorithm programmed into its computer that enhances acceleration. A custom exterior color and graphics help set the Spark EV apart, and a backlit Chevy ‘bowtie’ on the grille gives it a mean look at night.

Inside the Spark, Chevy added a few basic custom touches, like doorsill plates, floor mats and pedal covers. A military-style, flip-up “activation switch” on the dash adds excitement to starting the EV, and body-color stitching on the shifter boot and steering wheel help liven up the Spark’s interior.

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2014 Chevrolet Spark

2014 Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is a small city car produced by General Motors since 1998. The Spark originally carried the "Daewoo Matiz" nomenclature, but in 2005, GM stepped in and changed its name to either Chevrolet Spark or Chevrolet Matiz, depending on the market. In the 2013 model year, the Spark made its debut in the U.S.

Chevy released the third-generation Spark back in 2010 and so far, it has been the most successful generation for the compact hatchback. Before its release, Chevy previewed the third-gen Spark with the Beat concept car at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. The new model showed off a new, more aggressive design language to help attract young buyers around the globe.

To get a better idea on just how successful the third-gen Spark has been, just keep in mind that it was the fastest-selling car in the United States for July 2012, as each model only lasted an average of 6 days on showroom floors before a buyer snagged it up.

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

The Chevrolet Spark EV appears to be a game-changer in the all electric small car market.

At least that might be the case if you’re living in Oregon or California, the only states that Chevrolet will be selling the Spark EV in for now. While no mention of any expansion was made, we probably shouldn’t expect a decision to be made anytime soon.

For one, there still aren’t a lot of these models around and it can be argued that sales of the Spark EV will be on a limited basis. If the model proves to be a hit, like Chevrolet is banking on, then we might see more states get their hands on the all-electric Spark.

For now, it’s Oregon and California, two states that look to be perfect markets for the Spark EV. One place is a blessing to drive on with scenic routes all around while the other is, well, let’s just say if you want to make the most out of an EV, California’s the place to be.

As far as the car itself, we love the overall make-up of the Spark EV, so much that we’d be very surprised if this model isn’t a success sooner than later.

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Video: Chevrolet Presents its New Lineup in Creative Fashion

Video: Chevrolet Presents its New Lineup in Creative Fashion

Chevy revealed a very cool commercial that highlights the coolest models it has unveiled in the past few months, including the Sonic, Spark, Impala, Corvette Stingray and Volt. There’s no need to tell you, but from all these models the new Stingray is our favorite, but the 2014 Impala is also pretty sexy model too.

The idea behind this commercial is that Chevy is offering a model for anyone out there; you just need to dare go and find the one that suits you best. What we cannot understand is what the heck the robo-dog is doing in there. Then again, much like blue jean commercials, car commercial don’t make sense, so who knows!

Chevrolet’s motto for the new commercial is also pretty direct: "With the best lineup of vehicles ever, we believe ingenuity can do the impossible. So why just go from A to B when imagination can take you everywhere?"

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2013 Chevrolet Spark EV

2013 Chevrolet Spark EV

Eco-friendly car buyers throughout the U.S. were anxiously awaiting the release of Chevy’s newest subcompact car, the Spark. Now that its release has come and gone, it is time to focus on the upcoming electric variant. After testing the car for quite some months, Chevrolet will officially unveiled the new Spark EV at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

With the Spark EV, Chevrolet adds another car to its electric-powered lineup that includes the Chevrolet Volt, a car that accounts for more than 50 percent of all plug-in electric-vehicle sales in the United States. Building on Chevrolet’s tried and tested electric motor and battery development program; it is expected to have among the best EV battery range in its segment and will be the first electric vehicle to offer SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability that enables the Spark EV to reach 80-percent battery charge in just 20 minutes. That may not compare to the several minutes it takes to fuel-up your gasoline-powered car, but it’s certainly the fastest in its segment.

Will the Chevrolet Spark EV be another boring electric car to impress the government or is it one of the very few cars that are capable of drawing new customers towards the noble cause of environmental protection?

UPDATE 5/23/2013: Chevy has just released the base price for the new Spark EV, as well as a special lease offer. See more after the jump.

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Sinister Concept

2013 Chevrolet Spark Sinister Concept

Chevrolet’s lineup for the 2012 SEMA Show once again included lots of concepts based on the smallest cars in its lineup: the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze. All these concepts have been developed to demonstrate the possibilities for customers who want a more personalized driving experience.

The first of the concepts is the aggressive-looking Spark Sinister. It combines rally-inspired exterior design elements with a dark appearance, which seems to make it the perfect car for a late-night race.

The Sinister Concept is painted Carbon Flash Metallic, then combined with Bahia Red accents and matte-black graphics. It also received a wild body kit that includes bold rocker fairings, a rear diffuser with dual exhaust outlets, a rear wing spoiler, and a front fascia with large air intakes.

The concept sits on a set of 18-inch wheels in split-spoke design and are painted in Bahia Red. The wheels are covered by prominent fender flares and, when combined with a lowered ride height, assist in making the Spark look awesome.

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2013 Chevrolet Spark "Pink Out" Cancer Awareness Concept

2013 Chevrolet Spark "Pink Out" Cancer Awareness Concept

From the same guys that are bringing a Spark called "Sinister" to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, Chevrolet is showing that they’re SEMA-bound line-up also shows its softer and socially aware side.

On the other end from the Sinister, the BowTie will also bring the Spark "Pink Out" Cancer Awareness Concept. Dressed in the now unmistakable pink color - the official name is Techno Pink - that has become associated with cancer awareness, the Pink Out Cancer Awareness Concept is Chevrolet’s way of showing that it’s joining the fight against breast cancer by throwing their support behind the American Cancer Society.

The Spark Pink Out has been doused in pink both on the exterior and the interior. The latter, in particular, carries pink accent colors, including a pink suede headliner, a pink pillar trim, and a pink instrument panel trim with matching accent piping.

On the outside, the Spark Pink Out has been fitted with a new Z-spec grille and Chevrolet Accessories ground effects. Oh, and don’t forget the slew of pink ribbon graphics that adorn the entire body of the compact concept.

All in the name of a worthy cause, and never mind the fact that it’s just a compact vehicle, the Chevrolet Spark Pink Out Cancer Awareness Concept is one vehicle that should have its own pedestal.

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2013 Chevrolet Spark "The Color Run" Pace Car

2013 Chevrolet Spark "The Color Run" Pace Car

The Chevrolet Spark - yeah, that little fireball of a compact car - is going to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show with a full contingent of models.

One of the models that will be in attendance is the "Color Run" Spark, a model that was built to pay homage to the The Color Run series, a highly popular, nationwide series of urban 5K races wherein participants are doused in multiple colors for each kilometer they run.

Suffice to say, the race is pretty colorful in its own right, and as the official safety car of the Color Run, it was only fitting that Chevrolet will bring a custom Spark doused in how you’d expect it to look like if it ran the race.

Colorful, to say the least.

The custom, multi-colored graphics package is the unquestioned star of the Spark’s make-over, but it certainly isn’t the only thing notable about it. Chevrolet also decked out the car with a Z-Spec grille to make its front profile look a whole lot more aggressive while also adding a ground effects kit courtesy of Chevrolet Accessories. Finally, the Spark’s 15" split spoke wheels have been painted white, although that impeccable purity doesn’t usually last long when the race begins.

The interior of the Spark "The Color Run" also gets its share of modifications, including a custom seat with The Color Run graphics and a slew of new Chevrolet Accessories like stainless steel pedal covers and sill plates.

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Fisker's Battery Supplier, A123, Files Bankruptcy and Sells off Assets

Fisker’s Battery Supplier, A123, Files Bankruptcy and Sells off Assets

A123 has been put through the ringer in recent history, most notably with its massive battery recall, and now it is just about belly up. Things were starting to look up for the battery make when it announced that a $450 million deal had been reached with Wanxiang Group Corp, but that deal recently fell through.

Now the inevitable is upon A123, as news came across the board that A123 had filed for bankruptcy protection, despite having received a $249 million government grant. With this bankruptcy filing also comes the likely liquidation of its assets. It appears as if A123 has already gotten a head start on this liquidation by negotiating to sell off its automotive business to Johnson Controls – well-known for building nearly every lead-acid and gel battery sold.

The deal is not yet done, but it is reportedly for the sum of $125 million and will include the Fisker, GM, and BMW contracts that A123 has already inked. Part of the proposed deal includes Johnson Controls fronting A123 $72.5 million in “debtor possession” funds to keep the bankrupt company running while the sale is being completed. There is no timetable for the completion of the deal, but per the press release, things will continue as usual for A123 during the entire sale process.

All we can hope for is a full turnaround once this technology gets in the hands of Johnson Controls, as the fate of the EV realm rests heavily on the technologies developed by A123. This could possibly be part of the reason that Fisker wasn’t shy about announcing that the upcoming Atlantic was delayed. We’ll also keep an eye on the Chevy Spark EV project to see if that is put on hold until this situation is resolved.

We’ll keep you updated.

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Chevy Makes it Nearly Impossible to Get Lost with the Gogolink Smartphone

Every single year cars continue to get closer and closer to being completely autonomous, but that’s still a distant goal. In today’s world, automakers are simply trying to make getting lost a thing of the past with new integrated navigation systems. Chevy has taken this a step further by announcing that it is planning to release a new type of navigation system in the fall of 2012.

Chevy has dubbed this new system GogoLink and will debut it at the 2012 New York Auto Show. What’s weirder than the name itself is that it is a smartphone application. Yup, this application loads into any smartphone and offers a fully functional navigation system with live traffic updates. This system works through the MyLink infotainment system installed in the upcoming 2013 Sonic and 2012 Spark via Bluetooth or cable connection, and displays the navigation system on MyLink’s 7-inch LCD touch screen.

But why on Earth would Chevy put a smartphone app as its navigation system? Well, Chevy claims that 90% of Sonic and Spark buyers own a smartphone and that these higher-end customers are accustomed to using their phones for everything. We honestly think it is a cheap way for Chevy to say “Even our entry level cars have navigation systems,” but we’re skeptics.

Due to the fact that GogoLink will likely not debut in time for the release of the 2012 Spark, Chevy dealers will quickly upload GogoLink onto the MyLink system on your new Spark once it becomes available. For now, we’ll reserve judgment until more details come about, but we can certainly see a large number of Spark and Sonic customers complaining because they used up their entire smartphone data plan running GogoLink (See iPhone billing nightmares). However, if you happen to have an unlimited data plan, which we would assume most smartphone users would, this could be a pretty cool system to help get you around town.

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2010 Chevy Spark Z-Spec Concept

2010 Chevy Spark Z-Spec Concept

Yet another small Chevrolet is making an impact at this years’ SEMA show in Las Vegas. This time it’s the smallest member of the Chevy family – the diminutive Spark. Set for launch in the US, the Spark is difficult to picture on American roads because of its town-car attributes.

This new generation is slightly bigger than its predecessor, which should help the situation. The car has angular lines and big headlights that are accentuated by the bow tie grille. The designers for this Z-Spec Concept would have their work cut out for them to turn this pumpkin into a worthy carriage. The Z-Spec program was launched by Chevy to give small car customers the opportunity to factory-customize their cars in a fun unique way

"The Chevrolet Spark will cause people to rethink their perceptions of what a small car can be – particularly when it comes to design and performance," said Paul Arnone, lead designer. "The Spark Z-Spec concept incorporates a blend of Chevrolet-designed exterior and interior enhancements."

These parts, like the items for the Cruze Z-Spec Concept, will be available through local dealers and can be built-in to your monthly payments. That makes this car very appealing to those on a budget that want to stand out form the crowd.

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Chevrolet SpART

Chevrolet SpART

What do you get when you take a Chevrolet Spark and add some design and flare with the use of paint splatters? You get an art car that goes by the name of SpART. The car was designed by young British car artist Ian Cook and is the artist’s biggest remote control art car in his collection. The SpART was unveiled at this week’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Silverstone.

The SpART is the last art car created for the Art Spark series coming from Chevrolet Europe. Other versions of the vehicle can be found in the one-off WTCC leading car by Portuguese art student Jose Rocha, a Spark DJ Car – the world’s largest record turntable, and a Spark Woody Wagon. This latest version draws its inspiration from other art cars and Chevrolet’s racing liveries.

“Chevrolet’s association with young artists continues - Cook was this year’s Visual Arts UK judge for the pan-European Young? Creative? Chevrolet! competition, which brings together art students across Europe to compete in a series of disciplines, including photography, video, fashion and visual art,” a company statement reads.

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2010 Chevrolet Spark Woody art car

2010 Chevrolet Spark Woody art car

Remember when having a wood-lined vehicle was the epitome of coolness? Well they’re making a comeback with Chevrolet UK’s Spark Woody art car. Now although it might not be as awesome as the 1951 Chevrolet Woody, it is guaranteed to transport surf boards to the beach in style.

To achieve the laid-back retro style, the 2010 Chevrolet Spark was wrapped in a three-quarter wood-grained vinyl, similar to that of the down right awful looking PT Cruiser Woody. If that’s not enough for you beach boys, take a glance down at the tires. You’re not seeing things, those are wide whitewall tires similar to those of a 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe.

This is not the first one-off Chevrolet Spark and it probably won’t be the last. Chevrolet intends to release a British Touring Car Championship edition set to come later this month. Hopefully it will be better looking than the "woody" version. With inspiration from the 40s and 50s America, UK Chevrolet is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone from that era.

The first public unveiling of the Chevrolet Spark Woody will take place at Snetterton this weekend.

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Chevrolet announces winners of the 4th Young Creative Chevrolet competition in Europe

Chevrolet announces winners of the 4th Young Creative Chevrolet competition in Europe

Ironic as it sounds, but there’s been a buckling trend in the industry these days of manufacturers faring much better in other countries than they do in their own home soil. Proof of that lies in how well Chevrolet seems to do in the European market compared to its standing over in America.

As such, Chevy has taken painstaking lengths to put more juice over in Europe by engaging young and creative minds to participate in contests like the Young Creative Chevrolet, a competition that challenges students to put in the time to insert the Chevy Beat- it’s the Spark in this side of the world - into five different forms of medium. Now in its fourth year, the Young Creative Chevrolet competition has grown from being a modest competition, that features eight schools from eight countries, into a bigger and far more encompassing contest that includes 135 schools in over 20 countries.

This year’s competition proved to be as competitive as it has been since its inception back in 2007 with entries from all over Europe divided in five categories, including photography, music, fashion, video, and visual arts. In the end, the winners were all evenly distributed from a number of countries with Austria grabbing the award for music, Portugal taking home the crown for visual arts, the UK snapping up photography and France winning the other two categories, fashion and video.

We know that there’s some serious talent over there across the Atlantic, but we’re also positive that there’s a lot of young artists on this side that can do as good a job – maybe even better – than those chaps over there. It’s something that Chevrolet ought to look at if they hope to become bigger players in their home market. Just a thought, fellas.

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2010 Chevrolet Spark Tags

2010 Chevrolet Spark Tags

Drivers outside the U.S. are very familiar with the Chevrolet Spark, meanwhile we here in America were only introduced to the Beat alongside the Stingray Concept with the summer blockbusterTransformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Fresh for the U.K. market, the bow tie brand is offering a subtle styling kit for compact city car owners consisting of a trio of urban inspired graphics that accent the Spark’s curvaceous doors and bold rear arches that they are calling "Tags," the best part is that they they will only set owners back £199. Not a bad price to pay for some very tasteful styling upgrades.

The new Spark "Tags" package in a few different forms; the first being a set of racing stripes running the length of the vehicle along with the lower door trim, a shimmering star pattern that speckles along the doors and highlights the sculpted rear fenders as well as a tribal style design that goes on the doors right behind the front wheel wells. Adding a unique touch that allows enthusiasts to personalize their Spark straight from the factory.

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2010 Chevrolet Spark

2010 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet has revealed the Spark ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. If the car looks familiar, that’s because this is the production-ready version of the Chevy Beat. Not much was lost in the transition from Beat to Spark. In fact, the car gained two well-hidden rear doors.

The Spark is the international replacement for Daewoo Matiz. While the Matiz earned little respect for being a budget-first kind of car, the Spark should be just a spend-thrifty but can do it with more style. The 2010 Spark will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 1.0 and 1.2-liter 16-valve four-cylinder double overhead camshaft gasoline engines.

The little Chevy will be in European dealerships by early 2010, with other markets to come online shortly thereafter. Although the U.S. will be getting a new micro car from General Motors, the Spark has not yet been confirmed to be sold here. Chevrolet seems to have found its way with small cars like the Spark, Cruze and Volt. Let’s just hope that they arrive in time to save the company.

Press release after the jump.

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