The answer finally came via Twitter, where a recent post by Chevrolet’s North American president, Mark Reuss, confirmed the Spark will in fact arrive in the U.S. as a 2013 model year vehicle sometime in early to mid-2012.
The Spark is currently selling in Asian countries and has been a very important model for Chevrolet in the global mini car segment.
Jason Laird, executive director of North American product communications for GM also tweeted on the matter: “Spark minicar will give Chevrolet A-B-C-D-E segment coverage for the first time in the U.S.”
His statement is backed by the fact that the new five-door hatchback will actually be placed below the revised Aveo (Sonic) in Chevrolet’s lineup. The Spark fits in the A segment, the Sonic fits in the B segment, the Cruze fits in the C segment, the Malibu fits in the D segment and the Impala fits in the E segment.
The European version of the Spark features 1.0-liter 66 horsepower and 1.2-liter 78 horsepower 16-valve four-cylinder double overhead camshaft gasoline engines, delivering excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions. However, full details and pricing on the matter are expected to surface sometime in early 2012.