Home » News » Chevrolet » 2016 Chevrolet Spark unveiled in New York Auto Show

Chevrolet left the European market but is still going to sell its Spark urban model in other markets. So it has unveiled a new generation of the small car, during New York Auto Show first press day.

New Spark Exterior

The new generation Spark has an evolutionary design, with changes that occur mostly on the front. The car has now a slightly longer wheelbase and an overall height about 1.6 inches (40 mm) lower than the current model.

The lower profile reduces aerodynamic drag to help improve efficiency. It is also built on an all-new, more robust architecture. An evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-port grille is flanked by large, elliptical headlamps that sweep back into the front fenders. The lower roof height reduces the characteristic upright look of many minicars.

A palette of bold exterior colors remains, and three new colors – Toasted Marshmallow, Kalamata and Splash – join the mix, depending on the market.

Interior Design

Inside there are upgraded materials and greater attention to detail, including higher-density seat foam that enhance comfort. An all-new instrument panel design with an advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) features a prominent “center stack” for the infotainment and climate system controls.

The Spark’s all-new MyLink radio features a capacitive-touch color display, with an icon-based interface similar to smartphones and other electronic devices. And like a smartphone, the capacitive-touch display allows swiping, pinching and other gestures.

2016 Spark Engine

The 2016 Spark is powered by an all-new 1.4-liter engine that is part of GM’s new, global family of Ecotec small-displacement engines. It offers an estimated 98 horsepower, which is a 16-percent increase over the current model.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427

    Engine: L72 90 Degree V8, Power: 324.4 kw / 435 bhp @ 5800 rpm, Torque: 623.68 nm / 460 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
  2. 2000 Chevrolet Camaro 302 Concept

    Engine: V8N/AN/A
  3. 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

    Engine: LS1 V8 SFI, Power: 231.2 kw / 310.0 bhp @ 5200 rpm, Torque: 460.98 nm / 340.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
  4. 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe

    Engine: V8 SFI, Power: 227.4 kw / 304.9 bhp @ 5200 rpm, Torque: 335 nm / 247.1 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
  5. 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 220 Turbo Concept

    N/A, Power: 164.1 kw / 220 bhpN/A

New Vehicles

Renault Kadjar Dynamique SE Nav introduced in UKRenault Kadjar Dynamique SE Nav introduced in UK
Renault is trying to increase the appeal of the current Kadjar with a special edition, available only on the UK market. The compact crossover is now available ...

Concept Cars

Polestar 1 makes European debut in GenevaPolestar 1 makes European debut in Geneva
It was first unveiled in Asia, Volvo's biggest market and now makes it European premiere during Geneva Motor Show. The Polestar 1 landed on the Old Continent. ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Wraith Luminary Collection announcedRolls Royce Wraith Luminary Collection announced
Rolls Royce is continuously improving its client experience with special editions for the current range of cars. Same happened with the current Wraith ...

Future Cars

Skoda Fabia update scheduled for Geneva debutSkoda Fabia update scheduled for Geneva debut
For the last three years was one of the best sold cars in Skoda range. Fabia is also responsible for current Skoda success and sales record. To keep up ...

Market News

McLaren celebrates 15.000 units producedMcLaren celebrates 15.000 units produced
The dream of building a really fast car started with the McLaren F1, but then it faded away. Seven years ago, the light was on and McLaren was decided ...

Gadgets

Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo - first teaser pictureAudi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo - first teaser picture
Audi has published a first teaser picture with the upcoming Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo. The virtual car will be showcased on April 9th and it will ...

Various News

Ford Mustang is world's best selling sports car in 2017Ford Mustang is world's best selling sports car in 2017
This is for the third time in a row when Ford Mustang was named world's best selling sports car. Global Ford Mustang registrations in 2017 totalled 125,809 ...

Motorsports

Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak - officially unveiledVolkswagen ID R Pikes Peak - officially unveiled
Volkswagen has officially unveiled the new Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak Concept. The car is set to compete in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb event which ...

Videos

Video: Jaguar I-Pace is doing a night lap of Monaco circuitVideo: Jaguar I-Pace is doing a night lap of Monaco circuit
Jaguar I-Pace has tackled the famous Monaco street-circuit to prove its performance credentials. The British car manufacturer is the first premium car ...