2018 Chevrolet Spark Slight Changes

When you need a small city car that will get you to point A to point B fast, Chevrolet Spark is a solid choice. The reason is, it’s small, versatile and you’ll park it anywhere. It can be described almost as perfect city car. The second-generation for U.S. market is here for two full model years 2016, 2017. The sales numbers are good with a number well over 30.000 units per year. So, 2018 Chevrolet Spark won’t bring some radical changes, rather cosmetic changes and trim upgrades.

2018 Chevrolet Spark-front view

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet Spark – Design

As far as the exterior design is concerned only one update is expected. For 2017 model year Chevrolet replaced five colors with new ones. There are ten colors available in the palette, with two of them comes at $395 extra. There are rumors that Chevrolet will add even more. Other than that, exterior won’t go through any changes. The Chevrolet also deleted Solar Red package with no substitution. So, 2018 Chevrolet Spark might bring another one.

2018 Chevrolet Spark-interior

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Spark interior

2018 Chevrolet Spark – Interior

Rumors say that there will be some upgrades in already available trim levels. But, Chevrolet won’t go frenzy with them since the price would rise much more. And they want to maintain the lowest price possible. Although small, it is well packed. Even the base LS trim comes with the rearview camera, 10 airbags, 7-inch color touch-screen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Leather-wrapped seats are available only in highest 2LT trim. It will also come with leather steering wheel rear parking assist with an audible warning. Although it seats only four occupants, there is enough room inside.

2018 Chevrolet Spark-rear view

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet Spark – Powertrain

Nevertheless, which trim option the buyer chooses, only one engine will be available as up till now. The fuel-efficient 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. Average fuel consumption is 37.1 mpg. FWD is the only option, but there is either 5-speed manual or CVT. And those two are available nevertheless which trim is chosen. Safety isn’t an issue, but we’re still waiting for IIHS to conduct small overlap crash test for current generation Spark. The previous generation got “A” (Acceptable) in mentioned test.

2016 Chevrolet Essentia Concept 2018 Chevrolet Spark Sedan-front view

Note: Image of 2016 Chevrolet Essentia

2018 Chevrolet Spark – Sedan

But there is a rumor that Spark that is now only available as hatchback might get sedan version. Spark is sold by the name Beat in India, which was transformed into Essentia. Although this is a concept car, it is very likely that Spark sedan will join the Chevrolet lineup. With very small updates, the starting price for 2018 Chevrolet Spark won’t go much higher. It will surely remain below $14.500.

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