Chevy Beats The Gas Prices Blues In India With LPG, EV City Car

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Speaking of GM’s future lineup, there’s no sign in GMI’s 2013 projected lineup of the on-again-off-again Spark city car (A-Segment) that we had heard would be here now. Hell, they’ve had the cupholders ready since 2009. So what’s the Spark up to?

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  • Benzaholic Benzaholic on Jun 27, 2011

    If my driveway doesn't open up right into a full speed road, 12 seconds to 60 just requires a little patience and planning, and 100 mph top speed is something i would probably only be able to reach twice before getting a very expensive ticket. 100mph top speed means it can keep up with 80 or 85 traffic on the main highways, and maybe you're not running the engine at 98% when doing 75 or 80, so economy should remain.

    • Srogers Srogers on Jun 27, 2011

      In my part of the world, drivers have no need for more that half the horsepower that their vehicles possess. People casually pull away from lights and daringly drive 10kph over the posted limit. We have long on-ramps and merge zones and drivers that will usually let you in if you signal. I assume, from what I read on the Internet, that other parts of the world truly are cut and thrust, full throttle/smoking brake exercises in vehicular survival, but a 12second vehicle would have no trouble keeping up with typical traffic here.

  • Obruni Obruni on Jun 28, 2011

    for city driving, 0-30 is most important. for highway driving, it is 40-70. the Spark will probably not do well in 40-70 (lets face it, a lot of automobiles struggle here), but if 0-30 is fine it should be good enough. it won't attract drivers that need penis extensions, but they don't really look in this segment anyway.

  • Nadude Nadude on Jun 28, 2011

    Ed-- I answered it carefully because it is true. Tough, but our jobs are to solve it. What the heck does a Spark have to do with that and how did you speak that I think that no one would buy these specs on the Spark in India? wow.

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    • Nadude Nadude on Jun 28, 2011

      @Edward Niedermeyer Ed--no worries. I cant talk about our future product stuff obviously and your clarification is great so thanks for that and I just want people to know there are lots of customers with different views of what they need for cars or trucks and we obviously try to please them on many levels, so I just want to make sure folks know I have an open mind and want to win. thanks man--mark