The automaker will cease taking new orders for the 2022 Chevy Spark today or over the weekend. The vehicle will remain in production at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea until August 31st, at which point the plant will prepare to begin production of a new small crossover model.
GM said in April that it had roughly 11,500 order slots available for the 2022 model-year Chevy Spark, which have presumably now been filled. The automaker sold just 278 units of the subcompact hatch in the first quarter of this year due to low inventory stemming from the global microchip shortage.
The Chevy Spark nameplate has been in production since 1998, spanning a total of four model generations. The current fourth-generation iteration of the vehicle received a refresh for the 2019 model year and introduced a number of changes and updates, including a restyled front fascia, new available wheel designs, LED daytime running lights for 1LT and 2LT trims and two illuminated USB ports in the cabin, among more. The 2022 model year saw the introduction of three new exterior color options to the Spark, including Crimson, Blue Glow, and Nitro Yellow.
Power in the Chevy Spark is sourced from the naturally aspirated 1.4L I4 LV7 gasoline engine, which is rated at 98 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque. While not a powerful engine, this setup helped make the Spark the most fuel-efficient vehicle in GM’s lineup for the 2022 model year at 33 mpg combined. The Chevy Malibu sedan was second at 32 mpg combined, followed by the Trailblazer subcompact crossover at 31 mpg combined.