2011 Chevrolet Spark Review and Price
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.
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.