2018 Chevrolet Spark is just a year away, so let’s see what news we can come up with. Release Date: Most likely, late 2017. Price: In the $20-$32,000 range for the base model.
2018 Chevrolet Spark Exterior
The outside of the new 2018 Chevrolet Spark is going to feature a slight facelift on the old fascia, albeit in strict line with the overall Chevy style. That means no more huge headlamps and the new ones are going to be sleek and positioned in a more practical manner.
The old grille is still retaining the “dual-port” part of its design, but it too will be updated for a more sporty look and feel. In the back section, the hatch on the rear fascia is still being tweaked, now with less glass and different taillights.
The bumper is now sporting a trapezoidal line and a tiny splitter in order to increase aerodynamic properties of the vehicle. This and the fact that its height had already taken a hit by more than an inch and a half means the designers are definitely moving away from an old boxy design and moving for optimal fuel consumption instead.
Interior of 2018 Chevrolet Spark
On the inside, the new 2018 Chevrolet Spark is going to feature relatively few updates, at least for the base version. The materials selection has been expanded upon and both the fabric for the upholstery and the foam in the seats have been improved extensively.
This means added comfort for the occupants, and durability to boot. The new instrument panel involves an updated LCD display with a suitable MyLink infotainment system, while controls and gauges remain straightforward and minimalistic.
The new air outlets have done little to change the effectiveness of the AC unit, but the new trapezoidal shape is more in synch with the new design. The radio can now be operated in a manner that is similar to a Smartphone, which is a welcome improvement.
Bluetooth and USB ports are not optional, but Wi-Fi seems to be. Overall, the cabin space is definitely better than it used to be, and all the safety features have been updated to a new standard, complete with Forward Collision Alert, rear–view camera and park assist.
Chevrolet Spark Engine
Even though we still don’t know for sure what kind of engine will find its way under the hood of the 2018 Chevrolet Spark, it will undoubtedly be similar to the 1.4 L Ecotec inline-four engine.
The exact specs are a mystery as well, but this is not a powerful car so anything over 90 hp and 80 lb-ft of torque would count as a serious improvement.
Considering the fact that the materials might be lighter and the engine more powerful than ever, the new Spark should be able to reach 60 mph in under 10 seconds, which is pretty good for its category.
Transmission is going to come to a choice between a 5-speed manual or a CVT that will also improve fuel efficiency. The older models could get 40 miles on a single gallon on a highway, which is far from a record, but if they work on it, it might even compete against the “giants” in this category.