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Chevrolet sparks a new Spark


THE Chevrolet Spark has become one very popular little city run-around. They are loved by a wide variety of people, from students to rental companies. Now Chevrolet has introduced an all-new Spark, which looks better and is sure to impress customers when it arrives on our shores. We have the details here.

The all-new 2016 Spark is a completely redesigned and more sophisticated execution of the brand's global mini car. It offers greater efficiency and refinement according to Chevrolet, along with new, safety and connectivity features.

As one of Chevrolet's most popular global vehicles, the 2016 Spark will be offered in more than 40 markets around the world. It has a sleeker appearance thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase and an overall height about 40mm lower than the current model. The lower profile reduces aerodynamic drag to help improve efficiency and interior changes maintain the Spark's traditionally generous headroom.

It is also built on an all-new, more robust architecture that serves as the foundation for its more sophisticated driving experience. The stronger body structure enabled engineers to tune ride and handling more precisely, for greater feelings of control and refinement, while fostering a quieter ride.

The 2016 Spark is distinguished by a sleeker proportion and aesthetics.The lower roof height reduces the characteristic upright-look of many mini cars, while a "shrink-wrapped" body - with the wheels pushed to the edges of the fenders - contribute to a firmly planted presence.

An evolution of Chevrolet's signature dual-port grille is flanked by large, elliptical headlamps that sweep back into the front fenders. The headlamps have a highly detailed appearance that contributes to the Spark's more sophisticated design.

Inside, designers matched the lowered roof height by adjusting the hip-point dimensions for the seats, maintaining the ample headroom of the current model and offering comparable spaciousness with a more engaging driving position.

Upgraded materials and greater attention to detail - including everything from the higher-quality fabrics to the higher-density seat foam - enhances comfort and durability and adds sophistication.

An all-new instrument panel design with an advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) features a prominent "centre stack" for the infotainment and climate system controls. The Spark's signature colour-matched instrument panel décors are updated with trapezoidal air outlets compared with round outlets on the current model.

 The Spark's all-new MyLink radio features a capacitive-touch colour display, with an icon-based interface similar to smart phones and other electronic devices. And like a smart phone, the capacitive-touch display allows swiping, pinching and other gestures for quick, easy operation.


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