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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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