Though recently refreshed for 2019, the Chevrolet Spark may have a shorter life ahead of it. A new report from Reuters published on Monday alleged General Motors has plans to replace the mini car with a crossover.
Should the news prove true, it would mark the third car potentially headed for automotive graveyard from Chevrolet. Earlier this month, news broke that GM had canceled the Chevrolet Sonic and the Chevrolet Impala continues to inch towards the chopping block. Chevrolet also sells the Spark Activ, which is meant to emulate a crossover with a slightly raised ride height.
Spark sales continue to fall in the United States as well, and with Opel now out of GM control, which sold the Spark as the Opel Karl, production may take a further hit. GM Korea currently builds the Spark.
The new model, reportedly in the cards for 2022, would be built in South Korea should the local union agree to concessions. The unit warned the union it will file for bankruptcy this month if it does not reach an agreement. GM also announced it will close the Gunsan plant and decide the fate of its other manufacturing facilities in the near future.
Meanwhile, the automaker has also proposed a $2.8 billion investment in South Korea, should the government agree to co-invest alongside GM.