What You Need to Know About the New Chevrolet Spark
The little car with the big heart: Why subcompact fans are loving the newly-redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark.
Introducing the New 2016 Chevrolet Spark
Whether you have a long daily commute and need maximum fuel efficiency, or live in the city and need a vehicle that is easy to park, a mini-car can be an excellent solution. The Chevy Spark is one of the most popular members of that mini-car revolution, and for 2016 the vehicle is getting a serious upgrade. Here are 5 key things you need to know about the newest version of the Chevy Spark.
1. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has more safety features.
The 2016 Chevy Spark may be small and compact, but it packs a lot of safety technology into its tiny package. The redesign include plenty of safety features, including some of the most advanced driver-assistive technology on the market, forward collision alert, a lane departure warning system and blind spot alerts. Although it’s not quite up to the challenge of driving itself, the Spark comes pretty close.
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2. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has a more powerful engine.
The newest version of the Chevy Spark produces 16 percent more horsepower than previous versions, giving drivers added confidence when merging onto a busy highway or fighting city traffic. The source of that horsepower is a completely new Ecotec 1.4-litre engine with your choice of manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). This combination allows the new Spark to deliver an estimated 5.9L/100km highway with the CVT engaged.
3. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has an enhanced instrument panel.
Driver safety and the visibility of controls is always a big concern, and GM has responded with an upgraded instrument panel in its newest Chevy Spark. The 2016 Spark features an advanced centre-stack LCD instrument cluster with a brighter display, making it easier for drivers to monitor speed, fuel level and other critical functions.
4. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is tech-savvy.
Modern drivers are looking for the latest in interactive technology, and the Spark’s 7-inch diagonal full-colour touch-screen system is intuitive to anyone who’s ever picked up a smartphone. It’s standard across all trim levels, and gives drivers access to the Spark’s all-new MyLink car radio.
5. The 2016 Chevy Spark is highly customizable.
While other Chevrolet models tend to offer a handful of trim levels and options, the 2016 Spark includes a host of different accessory packages. This gives drivers the opportunity to create a truly customized car, based on their needs-and budget.
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