This makes me want to buy more stock in Honda.
On the plus side: This car (aka the 2011 Chevy Spark) is 143 inches long, more than a foot shorter than the Fiesta and 7 inches shorter than a Yaris, and it will probably be a fair bit cheaper than either. The Chevy version gets a 1.2 liter 4.
On the minus side: My god it's ugly. According to Edmunds it will have an ancient 4-speed auto.
In fairness though: Chevy has been touting this as a fun, entry-level car--not as premium transportation. Try Googling "Chevy Spark" and "premium" and you'll come up dry.
Those headlamps are el-huge-o. They would look in place on a full size car. This must be that new "macho" styling language in action again. Take a wimpy little car and give it big macho headlamps so it won't look so wimpy.
I actually don't mind the overall styling of the vehicle considering its price range.
But THAT color … lime green … phew… even Kermit the Frog would puke.
I think it would look much better in another color like black or metallic silver.
Why is that little car staring at me?