NY LIVE: 2016 Chevrolet Spark [Video]by Ronan Glon
The next Spark rides on the same platform as the Opel Karl.
Chevrolet has introduced the 2016 Spark at the New York Motor Show.
The rear door handles are integrated into the C-pillars, a Chevrolet-specific design cue borrowed from the outgoing Spark. The rear end gets large vertical tail lamps and a small roof-mounted spoiler.
The Spark borrows its steering wheel and its dashboard from the Karl but it features a new instrument cluster and a different center console. Most trim levels come equipped with a seven-inch touch screen that runs Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, and navigation is available as an option on top-spec models.
Power for the Spark comes from an all-new 1.4-liter Ecotec engine that sends 98 horsepower to the front wheels. A five-speed manual gearbox comes standard, and a CVT is available at an extra cost. Chevy predicts that Spark buyers who go clutchless can achieve roughly 40 mpg on the highway.
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark will go on sale across the nation in the fourth quarter of the year.