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2016 Chevy Spark Goes on Sale Today

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The 2016 Chevy Spark goes on sale today

The 2016 Chevy Spark goes on sale today, and despite a modest price increase, the minicar retains its status as the least-expensive vehicle in Chevrolet’s lineup. It’s also still the bowtie brand’s smallest offering, for what it’s worth.

The new Spark arrives at dealerships carrying a starting price tag of $13,535, including an $875 destination charge but excluding tax, title, and registration fee. The new model is $440 more than the base 2015 Spark.

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The trim-topping 2016 Chevy Spark 2LT equipped with a continuously variable transmission starts at $18,160, representing an $800 increase over the top-of-the-line 2015 Spark.

For 2016, the Spark’s power output has jumped 17%, increasing from 84 horsepower to 98 hp. The extra 14 ponies come from a new 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that was adopted from General Motors’ new Ecotec small engine family, and is 0.2 liters more than the 2015 Spark’s 1.2-liter four cylinder.

The tiny powertrain returns impressive fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway for manual models, and 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway for automatics.

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Stylistically, the 2016 Chevy Spark has been redesigned to feature more traditional proportions, including a more conventional roof-line. With a low price, impressive fuel efficiency, modest power increase, and a slightly more conservative look, the 2016 Chevy Spark should appeal to young, thrifty car buyers.

  • Will Haynie

    Glad I didn’t wait a year for this car. I have had my 2015 LT1 Spark for a year and 20k and love it. 15 more hp and lose of the Spark look not worth it. It looks more like the Hyundia Accent but smaller. Good Luck GM.