For the second year in a row, Chevrolet introduces a small car to its lineup, the Spark.
Replacing the Sonic to become the smallest car in Chevy's lineup, the tiny Spark is designed to compete with the smallest cars on the road today, like the Fiat 500 and smart ForTwo. Somehow the Spark manages to fit four doors and space for four people into its 93.5 inch wheelbase.
The Spark debuted last year, replacing the Aveo. Available as either a sedan or a five-door hatchback, the Sonic shares engine options with the compact Cruze and offers a significantly improved interior compared to its predecessor.
With the Spark, Sonic, and the compact Cruze sedan, Chevy is looking to prove that it can indeed build small cars the people want to drive. Speaking of the Cruze, it offers plenty of passenger and cargo room for a car of its class and Eco versions get up to 42 mpg on the highway. Chevy's MyLink is newly optional for 2013.
Need more space? Then the midsize Malibu and the full-size Impala might be more up your alley. The Malibu got a head-to-toe makeover for 2013, with brand new styling and improved fuel economy.
Chevrolet is also home to two of America’s iconic sports cars: the muscular Camaro and the “proof that America still builds rockets” Corvette. The Camaro, which comes as a coupe or convertible, has been in a horsepower arms race of sorts with that other pony car across town and for 2013 adds a new 1LE trim to bridge the gap between the SS and the supercharged ZL1 high-performance trim. The ZL1 is now available as a convertible as well.
The Corvette needs no introduction. A 427 convertible trim joins the party for 2013; ZR1 varieties of the Corvette can hit 205 mph.
If you’re in the market for something with a little bit more utility, Chevrolet has got you covered offering a few crossovers/SUVs that will help you schlep around kids and cargo. It starts with the compact crossover Equinox which gets a 14-percent power boost with its new V-6 while somehow maintaining the same fuel economy. The Equinox features a flexible interior (including a second-row that slides forward/back and folds) as well as options like a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, an uncommon feature in this segment.
Next up is the three-row Traverse, which gets brand new front styling and interior upgrades for the new model year. Power comes from a direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 and both the Traverse and Equinox are available with all-wheel drive.
There is also a trio of full-size SUVs which provide maximum utility. The eight-passenger Tahoe is also available as the Tahoe Hybrid for those who want to save some money at the pump. Topping things off is the Suburban, which also comes in two varieties: the regular-duty Suburban 1500 and the heavy-duty Suburban 2500. Rear-wheel drive is standard while four-wheel drive is optional.
Chevrolet’s pickup trucks are very similar to their other GM counterparts. Starting things off is the flexible Colorado compact truck, along with its three available engines and three cab styles which make it very flexible.
Up next is the full-size Silverado family, which includes the regular-duty Silverado 1500 and Silverado 1500 Hybrid, and the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 and Silverado 3500. The Silverado 1500 is the best-selling truck of the bunch, fresh off an exterior makeover last year that brought a new grille and front fascia. If you want full-size utility without paying a full-size price at the pump, the Silverado 1500 Hybrid gives you better mpg ratings while still being able to tow up to 6,100 pounds.
The Avalanche combines the body of an SUV with the utility of pickup truck bed so you get the best of both worlds and the midgate even folds down for more space in the back when needed.
Chevrolet also offers a line of work vans for the commercially inclined, the Express 1500, Express 2500, and Express 3500.
We are now for the first time covering the Volt plug-in sedan. The Volt has about 35 miles of electric range and when the battery is running out the onboard gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the battery.