Chevrolet finally revealed the redesigned 2016 Spark at the New York International Auto show earlier this month, after weeks of speculation. The debut brought with it an updated list of Spark facts and tech specs.
The 2016 Spark has a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a solid 98 horsepower, which is a significant improvement over the model’s predecessor. Plus, you can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a continuous variable transmission, the second option achieving a 40-mpg highway rate.
Of course, the 2016 Spark also has a more modern look, with edgier styling in mind. The newest model still has that cute feel, but stark lines, sloped windows, and cut angles keep the Spark from seeming too cartoony.
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Exciting fans around the world, Chevy recently announced that the new 2016 Spark will debut on April 2nd in Seoul and New York. This new minicar is specially engineered with eco-friendly design in mind, providing owners with a new level of performance and fuel economy.
According to Chevy, the Spark has sold over 1.1 million units around the world, and is most popular with people under the age of 35. The Chevy Spark debut is set to reveal the 2016 model’s sleeker, more aerodynamic profile, aggressive design overhauls, and classic Chevy quality.
“The new Spark’s design has evolved and grown up with the segment,” said Michael Simcoe, GM International vice president of Design. “The youthful whimsy of the original Spark is still in its genes, but it is conveyed in more traditional proportions that reinforce the customer’s refined expectations.”
All Chevy has released about the new model is a silhouetted profile, which is still noticeably different than the previous generation. Although there are no specs available, the new model is bound to be one of the most fuel-efficient models available.
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV was introduced to the world last Tuesday, and we immediately felt a buzz in the air when it happened. To date, Chevrolet accounts for over 50 percent of all EV sales in the United States, and the technology behind the Spark really piggy-backs off of what we’ve already seen in the Volt by taking what already works and improving it.
First off, the 2014 Spark EV is expected to have the best range of any car currently in the EV segment. Plus, its motor and drive unit are expected to deliver best-in-class acceleration.
“When you engineer a technology-filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mpg in less than eight seconds, customers won’t miss the gas,” said Mark Reuss, the president of GM North America.
Also, the 2014 Spark EV will be equipped with two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens for displaying on-the-fly vehicle updates and infotainment. Our favorite feature, though, is the DC Fast Charging capability. With this, your Spark is able to be charged to 80 percent capacity within 20 minutes. That means no more waiting over night for a charge!
Although initial markets for the Spark are mainly in the Western United States, we hope it won’t be long for the Spark EV to reach Kentucky!