The Chevy Spark is set for discontinuation after the 2022 model year, as GM Authority covered previously. However, prior to the departure of the Chevy Spark, GM Authority has learned that General Motors still has a huge number of vehicle orders to fill.
According to GM Authority sources, there are still 11,500 Chevy Spark orders remaining to be filled as of the beginning of March, 2022. Per previous GM Authority, the Chevy Spark will no longer be available in the U.S. following the conclusion of the 2022 model year, with production of the subcompact scheduled to come to a close on August 31st. The final order cycle for the 2022 model year will be June 16th.
The Chevy Spark is produced at GM’s Changwon plant in South Korea. The facility was recently upgraded with a new paint shop following a $7 billion investment announced in 2018, which will support the production of “next-generation global products.” To that end, further investments are expected in the future, including a new press line, car body line, and assembly line.
One of the new products set to roll out from the GM Changwon plant is an as-of-yet unannounced crossover model, which will take over the production capacity freed up with the departure of the Chevy Spark. This new crossover model may or may not be sold in North America. Given the new crossover has been in planning stages since 2018, it’s likely internal-combustion based, rather than a new electric vehicle.
To note, the Changwon plant previously produced the Damas and Labo, although production of both models ended last year.
Looking ahead, the Chevy Spark’s retirement will coincide with the discontinuation of the Chevy Trax, both of which represent Chevy’s most affordable model offerings. Following the departure of the Spark and Trax, the Chevy Trailblazer will be the Bow Tie brand’s new entry-level vehicle.