Spark¯s on Fire: Strong Chevrolet Spark Sales Prompt More Imports - Chevy Spark Forum : Chevrolet Spark Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-17-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 236
Spark’s on Fire: Strong Chevrolet Spark Sales Prompt More Imports



GM is increasing imports of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark because of higher-than-expected demand, Automotive News reports. Since July, when the city car went on sale in 18 major U.S. markets, Chevrolet dealers have sold 6313 Sparks, which is more than GM expected.
Cristi Landy, marketing director for Chevrolet small cars, told Automotive News that the U.S. branch has already asked for more units and has been pleased by the “strong reaction” the car has received.
GM is also working to make up lost production time after a series of partial strikes earlier this year by Korean laborers. In August, the automaker and Korean labor union were able to reach an agreement. The Korean plant which builds the Spark also supplies other world markets where the car has been on sale for a few years now.





GM recognizes that while initial demand for the city car has been high, the trend could change. “Our dealers are asking for more,” Landy said to Automotive News. “We don’t want to make a gut production decision based on two-and-a-half months of sales. But demand has been strong.”
In our 2013 Chevrolet Spark First Test, the car performed respectably.


“That 1.2-liter engine is still rather petite, but its 83 hp seemed sufficient as we guided the Spark through the ride and handing development loop. … The steering is quick, precise, and provides better feedback than we’ve experienced in other small cars with electric steering and, just as important, doesn’t get twitchy at higher speeds. Early yet subtle stability control intervention keeps the car pointed in the right direction through midcorner bumps. The throws of the five-speed manual gearbox are smooth if a bit too light (there’s also a four-speed automatic). Our short drive did not include any time on the highway, without which it’s impossible to issue any kind of conclusive verdict. Still, we’ll allow that the Spark comported itself far better than we’d expected.”


Source: GM

Spark's on Fire: Strong Chevrolet Spark Sales Prompt More Imports - Rumor Central



All_Spark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 10-17-2012, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 154
wrong section
sparked is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Spark Forum : Chevrolet Spark Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome