In a competition like Car of the Year, you’d be forgiven for thinking the diminutive Chevrolet Spark is the equivalent of bringing a wet noodle to a knife fight, but you’d also be mistaken. Whatever the little Chevy lacks in grunt (just 84 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque from a 1.2-liter mill) and size (93.5-inch wheelbase) it makes up for with a big plate of charisma.
The Spark is quite cute and well-sculpted for a high-roof box. The interior, especially up front, is “well-appointed,” according to technical director Frank Markus, with some cool touches, like the gauge cluster mounted on top of the steering column and — just as in a Porsche 928(!) — it moves up and down with the wheel.
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