While the majority of the news coming from the 2012 Paris Motor Show this week relates to European automakers, the American automakers are well represented at the French auto show including the 2013 Chevrolet Spark for the European market that sports a similar look to the tiny Spark subcompact available in the USA.
The Chevrolet Spark has just arrived for the 2013 model year in North American GM dealerships but the subcompact Chevy 5-door has been on sale in Europe for several years now. When GM unveiled the “new” Spark for the 2013 model year in the US, the diminutive Chevy had a unique look from that seen on the pre-existing Spark design used in Europe. However, with the debut of the European 2013 Chevrolet Spark, our friends across the pond now get a Spark with a similar exterior design to the one on sale now in the good ol’ USA.
The most noticeable difference with the 2013 Chevrolet Spark for the European market is the new lower front fascia that now wears a grille opening that runs from one side of the under-bumper area to the other. Integrated into this lower grille opening are a set of redesigned fog lights in chrome housings with a new angular design. For comparison, the 2012 European Spark had a lower grille opening that bowed down to the lower edge of the fascia to create almost a frowning look while the fog lights were independently mounted on the outer edges of the fascia with a round design and significantly less chrome trim. The front end of the 2013 Euro Spark also has headlights with a refreshed layout behind the massive lens.
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