Chevrolet rolled out the 2016 Spark yesterday, the second-generation of the zippy little subcompact. The new model is more refined than the last, both in looks and feel, and also boasts a fresh new appearance coupled with the latest in automotive technologies.
The Spark may have matured a bit in moving to the new model, however it’s still immediately recognizable as a Spark. It still has four doors and the quirky door-mounted entry handle for the rear passenger doors, along with a rearward sloping roofline, a new version of Chevrolet’s two-tier grille and a relatively large set of headlamps.
The looks of the new spark appear to borrow a bit from the also new Opel Karl, which is unsurprising considering the two cars share a platform. Both models have similar sculpted bodylines running along the doors, and they also share a set of taillights with each other. Where they differ is in the front fascia and the aforementioned rear doors.
In our opinion, the 2016 Spark is an ample improvement over the outgoing model. We think the model has come of age a bit in moving to the second-generation car, and the looks should fit in nicely with other new and future product offerings from Chevrolet. We don’t doubt its new 1.4-liter 98 horsepower engine and available CVT transmission are large improvements, either.
So, is the 2016 Spark Hot or Not? Place your vote below, and feel free to share your sentiments on the new city car in the comments.