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Old 01-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A fuel efficient car from GM for 2010: Chevy Spark

Saw this little car on the news tonight. If they make I will buy. Chevy Spark Claimed 40mpg on the news. Would be a nice replacement for my slowly rusting Metro.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you say "Honda Fit"? Of course, the new civic hybrid is exactly like a Prius, so all's fair in copying the copier.
I don't know what car companies have against making their eco-flagship cars a bit longer. Adds lots of interior space, adds safety, and doesn't hurt FE really if done right (could actually help).
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I wouldn't call it a Honda Fit. More of a Toyota Yaris or Scion Xa. Of the three competing designs, one was an absolute Scion Xb rip-off.

I want to see it next to a Chevy Aveo so I can get a better idea of it's relative scale.

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This is an "A" class car, quite a bit smaller than the Yaris.

gascort: this won't be GM's "eco flagship" - that'll be the Volt, at least until (if) they do a Cadillac version of it (the concept revealed looks amazing).
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Hmmm,

The Chevy Beat is a 2-door version of the Spark?

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tter-6270.html

...or, did they just change the name?
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Hmmm,

The Chevy Beat is a 2-door version of the Spark?

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tter-6270.html

...or, did they just change the name?
Yes and yes, based on the original article posted by bbjsw10 :

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Spark is the production version of the Chevy Beat concept that made its debut alongside the Trax and Groove at New York two years ago.
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Anyone going to be at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend? Its going to be sweet. The Chevy Spark, Honda Insight hybrid, the redesigned Prius, and other new green cars are suppossed to be there.
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...this won't be GM's "eco flagship" - that'll be the Volt...
Indeed; however I don't have much faith in them actually producing the Volt. All the ads and hype are going to shift to the new Camaro, and if fuel stays cheap, I bet they give the Volt the ax... or the EV-1 shredder.

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