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End of the Road for Chevy Spark?

Korean plant may replace minicar with new CUV.

by on Apr.09, 2018

The Chevrolet Spark is at the end of the line as General Motors plans to end production of the small car in favor of a crossover.

Yet another familiar passenger car nameplate may be heading to the junkyard, General Motors’ troubled Korean subsidiary saying Monday that it may discontinue the Chevrolet Spark and replace it with a new crossover model.

The potential move has been prompted by the sharp decline in Spark sales, especially in the critical U.S. market, but also reflects GM’s efforts to try to turn things around in Korea. The Detroit-based automaker recently announced it will close one of four Korean plants and could shut down its operations there entirely without a mix of union concessions and government assistance.

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The Spark is one of a growing number of sedans, coupes and other passenger car models facing an uncertain future. As TheDetroitBureau.com reported last week, the slightly larger Chevy Sonic is also likely to be pulled from production in the near future as GM shifts resources to focus more on the SUVs, CUVs and other light truck models that continue to gain market momentum. (more…)