The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been Redesigned
The first generation of the tiny Chevrolet Spark hatchback was a nice selling model for several years, but as other hatchbacks came along with less of a cartoon look the Spark lost some traction and reportedly only sold 39,000 units last year. This was quite a dip in sales, but Chevrolet is ready to launch the second-generations of the Spark which will be a more serious player with upgraded looks, shape and styling to attract a much larger crowd. Along with the new offering, this new version will be sold in forty countries in the world to help bring the Spark to a much broader audience.
The new Spark is actually going to be shorter than the outgoing model, which seems like it would be a problem, but to combat this issues Chevrolet has lowered the hip points of the seats in order to still allow taller riders to fit in just fine. The front will sport a more horizontal appearance with the lights set next to each other instead of stacked on top of each other. Along the sides is a sharper appearance with an elevating beltline to the rear and a cleaner overall look. The rear spoiler is more integrated than before and the taillights now feature a squared-off look instead of the rounded design from before.
On the inside the Spark has sticks with the two-tone interior look but has a redesigned steering wheel that offers a repositioning of the controls to make them easier for the driver to reach and utilize. The readouts on the instrument cluster are now given a digital readout that makes it easier to know what is going on with the car. The overall appearance is modern, clean and less cluttered than before to make a smooth transition and an enjoyable cabin to ride along in.
As with many subcompacts and tiny hatchback cars the technology inside is amazing. The air vents have been placed below the infotainment screen which is a lot of fun to use, especially if you have a Spark equipped with the new 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot through the OnStar system. With a complete redesign to make the Spark more aggressive in appearance and much easier to love the expectation is a flocking of buyers in the US market and abroad.
The Spark makes a great choice for anyone on a budget or living in the city. At the low price it is offered for this is a great car to be a graduation present for a teen heading off to college or as a great first car for a young professional just starting out. You won’t feel you have come up short in this car that gives you everything you need in a compact size that is fuel efficient, user friendly and one of the most attractive new subcompacts on the market today. Coming this fall, check out the Chevrolet Spark at your local dealership and see what it has to offer you.