Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark gets More Power, New Styling


The fully redesigned 2016 Chevy Spark was unveiled at the The Big Apple International Auto Show this week. The new Spark features a more powerful engine, a lengthier wheelbase, newly available security features and updated exterior and interior styling.Within the 2016 Spark’s hood can be a new 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 98 horsepower, which is 14 more horsepower than the 2015 model’s engine makes. Driver and Car notes that while a 98-horsepower car is typically absolutely nothing to write home about, they expect the extra 14 horsepower should help it feel quicker in everyday driving. The Spark is accessible with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Chevrolet estimates that the Spark will return 40 mpg highway when built with the CVT, which is slightly higher than the 39 mpg highway EPA rating of the 2015 model.The Spark’s new exterior styling is now being well received with the automotive press. Kicking Tires says the 2016 Spark has a more grown-up look, noting that “”It now looks much more like the remainder of the Chevrolet family and less such as a bug-eyed character from an anime cartoon.”” Inside, Chevrolet says it provides upgraded the Spark’s seats, instrument panel and available MyLink infotainment system, that features a 7-inch touch-screen. The 2016 Spark includes a standard rearview camera and rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision alert can be purchased. The Spark competes along with other subcompact cars like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent. The 2015 Spark currently ranks 8th in your affordable subcompact car rankings. Do you think the 2016 model will rank higher?