DETROIT – The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark hatchback is on sale now at Chevrolet dealerships, priced at $13,535, including an $875 destination charge, according to the Chevrolet vehicle configurator.
The pricing reflects a $440 increase over the base 2015 Spark.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Spark 2LT with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) starts at $18,160, including shipping, for a price increase of $800 over the comparable 2015 model.
Premium Black Granite metallic exterior paint adds $225 to the bottom line.
The Spark is equipped with a new 98-horsepower Ecotec 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine linked to a five-speed manual transmission. The CVT is optional.
The EPA has not released the fuel economy numbers on the 2016 Spark.
A key vehicle in the Chevrolet portfolio, the Spark is designed to attract younger and first-time buyers and keep them loyal to the brand as they grow up.
The redesign features “more traditional proportions,” according to GM. The changes include a more conventional roof line than the 2015 model.
Key Spark competitors include the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Mitsubishi Mirage.
Edmunds says: The 2016 Spark features a new engine and a new look, along with a relatively modest price increase.