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General Motors is going to have quite the showing for the New York Auto Show with the introduction of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Malibu. Add another showing to that list. Chevrolet released a teaser shot of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark.

Chevrolet describes the Spark as having "sleeker, more aerodynamic profile and a progressive take on' the brand's design cues. From what we can tell from the shot, it looks like the Spark will sport with a larger lower grille and a new upper grill.

“The new Spark’s design has evolved and grown up with the segment. The youthful whimsy of the original Spark is still in its genes, but it is conveyed in more traditional proportions that reinforce the customer’s refined expectations,” said Michael Simcoe, GM International vice president of Design.

Chevrolet will be doing a dual debut in both New York and Seoul Auto Show on April 2nd.

Source: Chevrolet

2016 Chevrolet Spark

Press Release is on Page 2


A Spark of Sophistication

  • Chevrolet’s redesigned global minicar to debut in Seoul and New York on April 2

DETROIT –The all-new 2016 Spark will debut on April 2 at the Seoul and New York auto shows, Chevrolet announced today.

A sleeker, more aerodynamic profile and a progressive take on Chevrolet’s signature design cues will give the redesigned Spark a more sophisticated aesthetic that reflects the changing tastes of the global minicar market.

“The new Spark’s design has evolved and grown up with the segment,” said Michael Simcoe, GM International vice president of Design. “The youthful whimsy of the original Spark is still in its genes, but it is conveyed in more traditional proportions that reinforce the customer’s refined expectations.”

Chevrolet has sold more than 1.1 million Sparks around the world since it went on sale as the Beat in India in late 2009. Today, the Spark is available in 71 markets worldwide, selling the most in South Korea, followed by the United States and Mexico.

Spark is attracting younger and first-time car buyers to Chevrolet with 26 percent being under the age of 35.

Sales of the Spark in the U.S. are up 32 percent in the first two months of 2015 versus the same period in 2014.


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Looks like a promising little chunk!  I hope it has a grown-up powertrain to go along with the new look.

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Looks like the made the Big Mouth Billy Bass mouth front end even bigger. Weird!

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Looks like the made the Big Mouth Billy Bass mouth front end even bigger. Weird!

 

 

LOL! Bait now included?

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Now looking at it-might it look like the GM cars in china- kinda reminds me of the Sonic/Aveo and Cruze...

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I like what I see: Sonic-like front end and Impala-like hips :AH-HA:

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I like what I see: Sonic-like front end and Impala-like hips :AH-HA:

Yup, I see those hips now.  Sweet!

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Now this I can say is a bit impressing for them this year...that one is very nice. However it just looks like the older model they have with a different face. I wonder how it drives though?. 

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I'm liking the new styling direction over the current model's 'quirky' styling. I'm also more impressed with the interior dash design too. Had a 2014 Spark rental for a day last spring and it really isn't the car for our needs (35-40 mile one way work commute on major NJ highways). But the Sonic is more my speed and looking forward to the eventual interior update it will receive - can't accept the 'motorcycle' inspired dash design.

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Have a feeling the new sonic will look like the one in China....and might not be a bad thing....

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From GMAuthority's site:

 

2016-Chevrolet-Spark-Teaser-700x340.jpg

More KARL-like than I thought... I prefer the Chevroley front end to the Opel one...

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