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Spyshots: 2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos

Our spy photographers stationed in Sweden tell us this mysterious looking test prototype is the next generation of the Chevrolet Spark, coming out some time in 2015, which would likely make this a 2016 model year. But why replace it, when it's only been on the market for a year? While relatively new in the US, the current model went on sale in some parts of the world back in 2009, so it's nearing the end of its life cycle.
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2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos2015 Chevrolet Spark First Photos
Chevrolet has officially announced that it's all but pulling out of the European market in order to focus more on the America one. So it's really quite surprising that we're seeing this test prototype for an A-segment car testing in Scandinavia. Perhaps American car buyers aren't as disinterested in subcompact as was originally thought.

While this Chevy model is probably being developed for the US and Asia, there could be an Opel version as well. The Adam is not practical enough for some people, while the Agila is not a very good vehicle, being based on Suzuki's kei car technology.

Little is known about the new Spark and its architecture. But we can clearly see it's a 5-door model, probably with four seats and a boxy shape to maximize the use of space.

The Spark is a child of GM's Daewoo Motors takeover. The car was developed in Korea and came to America mid-way through the current generation's life cycle. Built in India, designed in Korea, powered a 1.2-liter engine and originally based on the Lucciola, a Fiat Cinquecento concept by Italdesign Giugiaro – it's every bit the car we though Chevrolet would never build again.


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