New York 2015: Chevrolet Spark Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

What does a 16 percent boost in power bring for the Chevrolet Spark? Erm…not too much.

The newest Spark, based on the Opel Karl, now packs a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder making 98 horsepower. A 5-speed manual or CVT are available. The spark is expected to return 40 mpg while also offering advanced features like a 7-inch touch screen, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Spot Alert.

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  • Geozinger Geozinger on Apr 02, 2015

    I don't get all of the hate for this car. It's a city car in terms of size and capacity. It would make a great runabout as a economical third car or a good car for kids just starting out. As we become empty nesters, I could see one of these for me to haul my decrepit ass around in...

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 02, 2015

      @Jgwag1985 What made you purchase it?

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Apr 02, 2015

    This is weird, this car somehow uses the Chevy SS's "face" better than the Chevy SS itself!

  • SoCalMikester SoCalMikester on Apr 02, 2015

    more like a "hot karl" amirite?

  • Kkollwitz Kkollwitz on Feb 13, 2016

    Drove a 2016 LS CVT today and bought it for my daughter. I have not driven a 2015, but was very impressed with the 2016's power and handling, as well as front seat comfort, quiet, and the CVT's unobtrusiveness. I like the 2015's visual energy, but was happy to get the bigger engine, better mpg, and increased HP of the '16. I'm used to driving a 2002 Camaro Z28 6-speed which should shed light on my automotive worldview.