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2011 Chevrolet Spark Review and Price

August 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

About 2011 Chevrolet Spark

GM introduces the smallest Chevrolet you have ever seen in 2011 Chevrolet Spark. This is a surprise entry into the minicar lineup in an effort to boost up sales in that department. But in this trying economic state, will this be enough to revive interest among buyers to opt for a mini car over SUVs or any other larger vehicle types.

The 2011 Chevrolet Spark is due for release this 2010, which will be somewhere around the fourth quarter of the year. However, details are slowly surfacing to give buyers an idea of what this vehicle model will be like. According to GM, this all-new Spark will introduce a fuel-miser that is smaller than most subcompact cars in the market today.

In terms of the body style, the 2011 Chevrolet Spark will come with a redesigned replacement for the Matiz minicar that introduces the Chevy line to European markets. It therefore comes with a bold styling approach and a size that makes it suitable for use in the city. In addition to offering a fashion-conscious style that is tailor made for the modern driver. Nonetheless, it is built with an eco-minded urbanity to ensure that you can drive within budget.

When Powertrain concerned, the European version of Chevrolet Spark comes with two gasoline engines: 1.0-liter 4 cylinder engine which produce 67-hp and another 1.2-liter 4 cylinder which produce 80 hp. Both engines brought 46 mpg on the combined European driving cycle. So it is expected that the US version will also come with same specification.  Also incorporates 5 speed manual transmission gearbox

This is also a fuel-efficient car, but despite of that there are several questions left in the mind of several auto consumers: will the 2011 Chevrolet Spark be strong enough for the long trip? It is very unlikely although you will be pleased with the fact that albeit this is a mini car, it has a large interior space for optimum passenger comfort. In addition, it is also faster than most other minicar counterparts, such as the Toyota iQ and Smart ¬†ForTwo, and to consider that these two cost more than the Chevy’s Spark.

Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Spark

*It is a fast mini car, especially in comparison with its rivals;

*It is fuel efficient and runs in an eco-friendly manner;

*It comes with bold styling that garners attention.

Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Spark

*It might not be your first choice if you are looking for something that you can use for long trips.

Pricing Details

The 2011 Chevrolet Spark is GM’s own offering into the minicar lineup but it is surprisingly cost-efficient too. In comparison to its closest rival, Toyota’s Aveo, it is a lot cheaper although the actual prices have not yet been released by GM. But still, it won’t be surprising if the model will suffer from a slight price increase given that the South Korean manufacturer is not the same low-cost manufacturer it once was and the recent global recession. The base SL model is therefore expected to start at an $11,500 price tag with the uplevel LT at $13,700.

The Bottom Line

You should consider the 2011 Chevrolet Spark if you are planning to make a purchase late 2010, which is also the expected release date for this vehicle model. It is indeed promising if you intend to use it only in the city and for daily transportation instead of long trips and travels. It has a good enough set of features and fuel efficiency that make it one of the best among its class.

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  1. August 5th, 2010 at 19:46 | #1

    I live in South America (Ecuador) and we have thousands of these chevy sparks running around. About 9,000 dollars will buy one here. Although this may not be the exact car they will sell in the U.S. The car is made in Korea by Daewoo for Chevrolet. Many are used for taxis here and seem to be a really cheap poor quality vehicle. If you look at the Korean car market, Daewoo is not a popular car in Korea compared to Kia and Hyundai. Quality being the biggest issue. Will Americans buy a car that only offers manual transmission? This car is basicly an urban vehicle,no 1000 mile ventures in these sardine cans. Safety in a collision would be another big issue for many Americans. They will have to build them a lot tougher than these in Ecuador because they fold up like an accordian when in a collision. I hope they sell if improvements are made.

  2. September 4th, 2010 at 15:27 | #2

    This is a great litle car, I’m in Mexico where is already available (have one), great for city or comute, but for the US market I think a CVT transmission or any other automatic will be better.

  3. ROBIN
    January 14th, 2011 at 09:09 | #3

    Researching

  4. bozo
    March 14th, 2011 at 17:17 | #4

    i heard you can get a lot of pussy with this car. not sure about that though. researching

  5. OArrocha
    July 4th, 2011 at 12:44 | #5

    2011 Kia Picanto or 2011 Chev Spark…..any suggestions?

  6. August 4th, 2011 at 18:14 | #6

    I got my Spark 2011 three days ago and all i can say is that you need to sit inside to see that it’s an amazing car!:)this is far better than kia picanto.