Chevy Spark and Sonic RS get MyLink as standard equipment

Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System

Chevy is adding some of its latest technology to some of its newest models, with the addition of the MyLink infotainment system in the upcoming 2013 Sonic RS and 2013 Spark models.

Both models will include the same LG Electronics produced touch screen, sized at 7 inches with a color display.

“The whole philosophy of MyLink is about letting our customers personalize how they bring information and music into their vehicles,” said Sara LeBlanc, GM global infotainment program manager.

The automaker did some worldwide research to get a handle on just what consumers would want out of their smartphones in relation to their vehicles to help produce what the brand describes as “safe, simple and connected.”

MyLink works by bringing media from a connected smartphone into the car, providing access to playlists, contacts, and any additional media stored on the phone. All of the information in the phone is organized and displayed via menus on the touch screen.

While Chevy is putting MyLink in the Spark, out this summer, and the Sonic RS, out late this year, the functionality of the system is still a bit questionable, as Chevy notes it will vary depending on the model. The Sonic and Spark RS will not have voice recognition or Gracenotes, for example.

By: Alexandra Koken