The Chevrolet Spark is a front-wheel drive Class A hatchback. The world premiere of the fourth generation model took place at the New York Motor Show in April 2015.
The subcompact Spark underwent serious plastic surgery, which, however, made the fourth generation model not younger, as it happens, but somewhat older and more serious in appearance. Moreover, the hatchback has new not only the exterior, but also the interior that has become more spacious, and more qualitative in terms of finishing materials, and richer in terms of equipment. Suffice it to say that different levels of options include ten airbags, multimedia system MyLink with a 7-inch touchscreen, the system of monitoring “dead” zones, the rear-view camera and the front, monitoring the vehicle in front and lane control.
As for the technical aspects, Spark is built on the same platform as the Opel Karl – with McPherson struts in front and a torsion beam in back. At the same time, compared to the third generation, the hatchback got 10 mm longer wheelbase (2385). Besides the body became wider, the height of the car, on the contrary, was reduced by 40 mm, which, in theory, should have a positive impact on aerodynamic efficiency of the hatchback.
The Chevrolet Spark is powered by a 1.4-liter Ecotec gasoline engine that puts out 99 horsepower and mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a variable transmission. The car requires 5.9 litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometers on the combined cycle.
Production of the Chevrolet Spark is set up at the General Motors plant in Changwon, Korea.