The Chevrolet Spark might not be the most expensive or cutting-edge of vehicles, but it hasn’t stopped the little car from being a quiet success in terms of sales. Mustering 26,869 sales in its first 12 months in the U.S. market, the Chevy Spark is moving off lots 35% higher than originally anticipated, according to Automotive News. Globally, the Spark accounts for 720,000 sales since its introduction in 2009.
Year-to-date, GM has currently sold a little over 14,000 Chevy Spark models in America — just behind that of the trendy Fiat 500, which leads the microcar class at 17,562 units. The Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo lag far behind. The Spark also currently has the lowest average transaction price in the segment. And even with the Spark exceeding expectations, momentum is expected to pick up for the 2014 model year, as the lineup welcomes the all-electric Spark EV, a CVT for the automatic model, and new color options (Techno Pink is being replaced by a more mauve Grape Ice).
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