Chevrolet Spark and Sonic Drive with Siri

                  Chevrolet Spark and Sonic Drive with Siri

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 12, 2012

LONDON, December 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Early next year, the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic (known as
Aveo in Europe) will integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps get
things done just by asking. Chevrolet made the announcement at theLos
Angeles International Auto Show.

Through the cars' standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers
with a compatible iPhone (4S and newer) running iOS 6 can direct Siri to
perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and
their hands on the wheel. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes
hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode that enables
users to interact with their iPhone using nothing more than their voice while
keeping the device's screen from lighting up. Owners simply connect their
iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the
steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in
Eyes Free mode.

In the U.S., Spark and Sonic RS, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:

  *Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
  *Play songs in the iTunes library, and even switch music sources
    automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
  *Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone
    number or anyone in saved Contacts
  *Access Calendar and add appointments
  *Minimize distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from
    lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores
    or the dates of national holidays
  *While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex
    questions that require displaying a web page.

"It says a lot about our commitment to small-car customers that Chevrolet
has announced that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark
and Sonic well before the luxury brands," said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet
marketing director for small cars. "Safe, easy, reliable and portable
connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements
MyLink's existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving
experience." Both the Spark and the Sonic also come with six months of
OnStar's premium Directions and Connections service. OnStar brings added
safety, security and connectivity to these vehicles, including services such
as Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics
and Roadside Assistance. Most smartphone owners can also download the
RemoteLink Mobile App, which allows OnStar subscribers to control and manage
certain vehicle functions from their phone. For more information on OnStar's
services, visit .

About Chevrolet Founded in 1911 in  Detroit , Chevrolet is now one of the
world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and
selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides
customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expr
essive design and high quality.  It is represented with a total of 2,500
sales and service outlets in Western and  Central Europe . The European
Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and
hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan and hatchback , the Orlando family van,
the Captiva SUV , the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the
extended-range Volt  electric car . More information on Chevrolet models can
be found at .


Emily Higgins PR Executive / Chevrolet UK and Ireland Phone: +44(0)1582-426723
/ +44(0)7432-101690
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