The wee Chevrolet Spark, which we were aboriginal alien to in 2016, gets a balmy brace for the 2019 model-year. The changes are mainly artful in nature, but there are additionally new assurance actualization and improvements in agreement of connectivity. Elegant and nimble, the Chevy Spark is accessible in four altered trims, and it still represents the American automaker’s best affordable commuter car.
Exterior tweaksThe 2019 Spark comes in an LS abject adaptation as able-bodied as two average configurations, the 1LT and the 2LT.
The new copy is absolutely hardly best in its wheelbase and hardly lower to the arena (40 mm beneath height), giving it a hardly sleeker, more-svelte appearance.
The changes in allegory with the approachable archetypal don’t end there. Chevrolet has active the Spark with a new advanced grille and cowls and redesigned advanced headlights. To adore a Spark with a added activating look, buyers can opt for the 1LT or 2LT; the two versions accept projector headlights and LED daytime active lights. Additionally accessible are several chrome accents for the advanced end, advised to accord the 2019 copy a added sparkling personality.
Want added pizzazz? New exoteric colours accept been added to the artefact offering, which can alone advice activate up a anatomy whose all-embracing appearance is a little abbreviate of exciting.
The abject adaptation rides on 15-inch animate wheels, with high trims accepting 15-inch admixture wheels. Buyers can bandbox up those tiny auto with several accessories, however.
Safety and new technologiesInside, the Spark is, absolutely simply, simple. Basal even. But the amplitude it does accommodate is intelligently laid out, which the aftereffect that it feels roomier than it has a appropriate to be aback you attending at it from the outside. Reality does set in added in the aback row, which is appealing cramped.
This is a basal four-person car with no aroma of affluence about it, but it offers the necessities, of that you can be abiding – as continued as what you accede all-important is not unreasonable! As of the 2LT version, you do get acrimonious leatherette seats and a leather-wrapped council caster with argent accents.
Don’t anticipate you can lug about too abounding kitchen sinks, however. The Spark has alone 314 litres of burden space, which grows to 770 litres with the seats down. Basically, you can carriage three passengers, or a atom of stuff, but not both at the aforementioned time.
TechThe Spark is, as mentioned, upgraded for 2019 in agreement of assurance and connectivity actualization in allegory with before, starting with the adapted Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. All versions can be had with a 7-inch touchscreen that accesses the MyLink multimedia system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there are two lit-up USB ports as able-bodied as chip WiFi.
Options accommodate a 6-speaker audio arrangement forth with SiriusXM accessory radio and, in the 2LT, push-button start.
Safety-wise, the little Spark comes with 10 airbags, anti-block brakes, adherence ascendancy and, of course, a advancement camera. The 2LT incorporates advanced blow active and lane abandonment alert, emergency braking and automated low-speed braking. That aftermost arrangement makes this the aboriginal mini-car able to stop automatically if an approaching blow is detected, and all of those would assume to me to be the basal bulk of added aegis you would appetite in a small, potentially accessible car. Which makes it account giving austere application to allotment the high trims of the model.
The mechanicsThe 2019 Spark is powered by a 1.4L I4 agent carrying 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque, with the accepted chiral actuality a 5-speed manual. The alternative assemblage is a CVT, and absolutely acceptable this will be the best accepted best by buyers.
When able with the chiral gearbox, accustomed in-city burning is 7.9L/100 km, while on the artery you should get abutting to the official amount of 6.2L/100 km.
These numbers aren’t absolutely all-important for a car in this admeasurement category; booty a attending about the bazaar and you’ll calmly acquisition several options in the sub-compact categories that do better.
On the road, the car offers a affable abundant active experience, admitting I wouldn’t acclaim you do any continued active on asperous roads. From a car that has beneath than 100 horses beneath the hood, you can’t apprehend miracles, and so the dispatch is rather anemic, decidedly aback you amount the car bottomward with cartage or cargo.
Sound insulation is alone fair to middling, with alfresco sounds and agent babble clarification in, but you can affectation those somewhat with the adventurous 6-speaker audio system.
The pricingHere of advance is the body of the amount for shoppers attractive at a baby car like this. The (very) basal entry-level Spark starts at $11,895, and it climbs to the 2LT at a bit over $20,000.
Clearly the Spark is not article you’ll but if you’re activity to booty it on the artery with regularity, but it makes added faculty in the burghal environment, area it’s a actual angle in water. Its baby ambit acquiesce you to abscond about calmly in cartage and attenuated streets, and you’ll administer to clasp into the affectionate of bound little parking spots bigger cartage can alone beam at with longing.
For what it is, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is a solid product. It’s one of the added applied baby cartage for use in cities. The three trims and accessible options accomplish it a able best for consumers who appetite assertive things. And if you abhorrence crumbling time attractive for a parking spot, this is an ideal best – as continued as you’re allotment of a one- or two-person ancestors unit.
– The pricing, of course- Interior is added ample than you’d estimated from attractive at it- The college trims can be had some appealing important assurance features- Good infotainment system, bottomward to the included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto- Pleasant driving
We like less- The abject archetypal could be a little beneath basic- A bit slow, abnormally abounding down- No way to clasp in a fifth adult- Measly burden capacity- Ticking off options shoots up the price
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