2017 Chevrolet Spark affordable subcompact relaunched

The little 2017 Chevrolet Spark subcompact hatchback is the smallest Chevrolet that you can buy, it competes against the likes of the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage (hatchback and sedan) and the Nissan Versa sedan; all three sell for less than $15,000, and this is beginning to become quite a strong market for the future – it’s all about affordable and sustainable transport.
Chevrolet also do an all-electric Spark, although strangely (given the name), there is talk of discontinuing that model and just running with the gas engined version.

2017 Chevrolet Spark Release date

We expect to see the new 2017 Chevrolet Spark in the showroom toward the last quarter of 2016, pretty much anytime around now.

2017 Chevrolet Spark Price

This sector is beginning to grow, although there are only a few decent competitors at the moment, but the little Chevy is designed to be affordable, this means a price tag of less than $15,000 – the base model starts at $13,535.

2017 Chevrolet Spark Video

2017 Chevrolet Spark Redesign and changes

Not much will change regarding the style of the little Chevy, but there will be a range of brand new colors and an updated dashboard, it seems as though that is pretty much it regarding the styling.
Under the hood, Chevrolet have kept the existing 1.4 liter 4-cylinder gas engine exactly as it was, this means 98 BHP (which isn’t actually that bad). Transmission is a 5-speed manual as standard, but if you go up a trim level, then a CVT system is also available. As you may expect, gas mileage is pretty good; 30 and 41 MPG depending on driving conditions. All models are front wheel drive only.

Perhaps where the little Chevy really stands out is the equipment offered, either as standard or as an option – you can really pack a lot of tech and features into the small hatch, especially if you’re willing to add a few dollars to the purchase price.

2017 Chevrolet Spark Equipment

As standard, all Spark’s will come with 10 airbags, 15” alloy wheels, rear spoiler, tilt adjustable steering wheel, manual air conditioning, rear view camera, GM’s OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability through a 7” touchscreen and a CD / MP3 player with MyLink infotainment.

Not enough? You can also have leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, powered accessories (think seats and mirrors and the like), roof rails, rear parking sensors, lane departure alert, forward collision warning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – it really is a well-equipped, capable little subcompact and if that’s what you’re in the market for, you can’t really go wrong.

2016-10-10 by Luke Widmeyer