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2019 Chevy Spark Additive Alert: Orange Metallic Burst Scheme Now Available

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Small in size and big on safety is exactly what we tell our customers here at Jim Butler regarding the great reasons to own a Spark. There have recently been four new exterior colors added to the palette: Caribbean Blue Metallic, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, and Orange Burst Metallic. The Orange Metallic hue is available in conjunction with all trim levels, and with the Jet Black or Jet Black with Orange Burst interior color combinations. This selection is currently available on most dealer lots, and you can inquire with us about availability when you come down for a test drive to see just how practical and capable the Spark is!

 

The Spark is a car that may appear on the smaller side at first, but with 10 standard airbags, a steel safety cage and available advanced safety features, it is at the top of its class as far as providing a sense of security. With Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, the system senses when a front-end collision with a detected vehicle is imminent. While traveling between 5 and 37 mph, it can be an ingenious way to prevent a bad event at low speeds. Lane Departure Warning is an amazing benefit: if you happen to drift unintentionally from your lane without engaging your turn signal, it puts to use the camera sensor to detect lane markings when traveling over 35 mph, and alerts you to quickly get back on track.

 

If looks on the more rugged side and a penchant for vehicles that lean towards adventurous are more your style, the Spark ACTIV is the perfect subcompact option. It sports 15-inch aluminum wheels, roof rails, rocker panel and fender trim, unique front and rear bumpers, black leatherette heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a package offering raised suspension. Many of the people we talk to right here in St Louis are interested in cars on the compact side that offer the perfect in daily driving capabilities and safety features, so cars like the Spark provide a simple solution that embodies many different driving types instantaneously.

 

With any new vehicle purchase like the Spark here at Jim Butler, one of the things you’ll find most comforting is the fact that we’ve got you covered mile after mile. You can rest easy knowing that as soon as you leave the lot with a new car, you’ll be covered with a comprehensive Complete Care package. With all new 2019 cars, this includes one maintenance visit with an oil change, all-important tire rotation, and multi-point inspection, as well as 5-years or 60,000 miles of 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

 

Make sure to ask us about the 1-month available trial of Chevy connected services, with 1-month of OnStar Safety and Security Plan coverage, and 1-month or 3GB of 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot data, (whichever comes first). The Spark is just one of the many selections we have here at Jim Butler that is ideal for the infinite possibilities on hand for a new graduate or family in their infancy: You’ll be amazed at how great the potential to grow and fortify a future is when you have a vehicle like this at your disposal: the Spark is an engineering accomplishment that keeps giving back at every single available opportunity!

2019 Chevy Spark Receives Raspberry Color + More Included in Base Price

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The ultra-small and savvy subcompact known as the Spark truly has a lot of traits to appreciate: it is the vehicle that Car and Driver deemed “chock full of value,” and possessing nearly perfect road manners. It is absolutely a car for those looking for a bargain, and shamelessly promotes itself as such. There is no shame in fulfilling a very crucial area of demand in the current marketplace: those consumers who are looking for a reliable vehicle, and don’t want to have to break the bank to attain it.

 

The Spark is now adding four new exterior colors to its selection range: Passion Fruit, Orange Burst Metallic, Caribbean Blue Metallic, and Raspberry. With the designation GUO for color code and the touch-up paint code WA-695D, it’s an ultra-cool way to ring in the coming of fall, when thoughts of cinnamon, apple, and trees with colorful leaves are a sign of annual change that we all look forward to in droves. During the past decade, new car buyers are realizing all of the awesome options at hand for color customization, and many are straying from what was once considered traditional.

 

All of us on staff here at Jim Butler will be bringing you back the Spark to be available in LS, LT, and 2LT trims, and the Activ model will make its return as well, with plastic outer-body, and a .2-inch higher ride than other variants. As before, it will come with a 7.0-inch touchscreen sporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, built-in 4G LTE data connection with a powered Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, backup camera, and 10 airbags. This is a great selection for the daily driver who does not have any interest in supporting the massively gas-guzzling club’s “mountain-moving” mantra, and wishes to have a safe, efficient, and modern means of getting from A to B.

 

The Drive Confidence Package for next year’s model includes forward-collision as well as lane-departure warning. There is also an automated emergency braking feature: in the event the car senses that you may be about to encounter a crash, it will apply the brakes for you, or cleverly augment the driver’s braking inputs to avoid dangerous impact. If you move up to the 1LT trim, you are the lucky recipient of 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise control, heated and power side view mirrors, LED daytime running lights, and the vast sea of versatile entertainment known as SiriusXM satellite radio.

 

The 2LT trim is where things really heat up: it comes equipped with leatherette seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accents, a proximity key, push-start ignition, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, an upgraded instrument cluster display, and exterior chrome trim. You can’t go wrong in any urban area with a car that delivers an EPA-rated 29/38 mpg city/highway, fulfilling a longstanding commitment on behalf of Chevy to always pack an Earth-appreciating punch within the realm of fuel efficiency. We invite you to come down and see how Chevy did not forget about performance when loading up so much into a small package: the Spark is on track to win over many urbanites with a desire to keep things scaled down, and we deem it an absolute and ultra-efficient success!

2019 Chevy Spark Revamped For 2019, Eco and Budget-Minded Quality Abound

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As the time of year begins to edge into the season where the next year’s model details are being leaked, there is no shortage of curiosity about the invigorating and punchy Chevy Spark. A completely restyled front end delivers a new fascia, grille, and headlamps on LS, 1LT, and 2LT models. Projection-style headlamps are added, as well as LED daytime running lamps on 1LT and 2LT. A completely updated face and new available active safety technology add a new vibe of confidence and quirk to the front-running mini-car that is the current triumphant sales leader in its segment.

 

Customers have been easily swayed by the excellent value offered by the Spark and the excitement of getting into an affordable car that offers reliable connectivity and safety. Newly available Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking can help drivers reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions by applying the brakes, or enhancing the braking job already being performed by the driver. The awesome new styling details are an ideal boost to the vehicle’s appearance, with a rich use of chrome in the grille, helping the popular car further bear a resemblance to the rest it’s siblings in the Chevy car family.

 

Dual-element taillamps on the rear are on deck to help with the signature brand cue mood, and one of its best traits is the ability to choose between many various bright and mood-lifting color choices. The 2019 Spark is offered in LS, LT, 2LT, and ACTIV trim levels, with the ACTIV sporting a 10mm ride height increase. All available trims feature standard A/C, 10 standard airbags, and a camera system with the rear-vision system. Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking is a segment-exclusive addition to the Driver Confidence Package, working hand-in-hand with the already-in-place Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning. The demographic that this car is truly striving to reach and appeal to is going to go absolutely wild over the standard Chevy infotainment system: it features phone integration compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, limited trial of OnStar Service, and access to full connectivity at no additional cost, all under the guise of the stellar MyChevrolet mobile app.

 

The prior model’s USB port and Auxiliary jack are now replaced with two illuminated USB data ports, and the cabin is now basked in light courtesy of the True White color hue. New colors added to the available choice are Orange Burst Metallic, Passion Fruit, Caribbean Blue Metallic, and Raspberry. Power is generated with a 1.4 DOHC engine, paired with a manual transmission, or continuously variable transmission. We have loved the privilege of representing the most awarded and fastest-growing brand the last four years overall here at Jim Butler, and we are consistently excited to see upgrades for this budget-friendly model. Come test drive the car that Road Show claimed “boasts one of the most impressive color palettes in the entire product range”, and experience automotive greatness on an entirely savvy and eco-friendly choice!

Small and Mighty: New 2016 Chevy Spark Is the Ideal City Car for St. Louis

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Technology and efficiency are the name of the game in impeccable compact car from Jim Butler Chevrolet

The new 2016 Chevrolet Spark is now available near St. Louis at Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton, Mo. For those living in St. Louis city or other metropolitan areas, this improved compact hatchback has the efficiency and size that urban-centered drivers crave in a vehicle.

For those times you need to hit the highway, the Spark can offer you up to 41 mpg with equipped with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The engine size has been bumped up to 1.4-liters, 0.2 liters more than the outgoing model. Now with an ECOTEC engine, the Spark can do more for St. Louisans.

JBC-STL Spark-2016Choose between the aforementioned CVT automatic transmission or, for fans of the stickshift, a five-speed manual transmission to stay in total control. Available safety and comfort features such as forward collision alert, lane-departure warning and a power sunroof, you can make your Spark more uniquely yours for conquering the urban jungle.

The technology is the other area where the Spark shines. Standard is the Chevrolet MyLink seven-inch touchscreen which includes Bluetooth streaming audio. New 2016 Spark owners could stop there, but Chevrolet added a new dynamic to the Spark’s technology this year.

Available smartphone integration allows you to use some of your smartphone apps while driving. With Apple CarPlay and, coming soon, Android Auto, your phone’s apps can be part of the Spark. You can have your text messages read aloud, music apps used and any navigation apps from your phone utilized.

Returning is a newer Chevrolet staple — available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. With this nifty feature, you can turn your new ’16 Spark into a mobile hotspot with the capability to connect up to seven devices to the Internet. Now, you and your friends can search the latest Internet reviews for your next favorite location downtown.

All this and more are packed into the 2016 Chevy Spark. To test drive one near St. Louis or to learn more, contact Jim Butler Chevrolet online or give us a call at 636-349-3222.

 

2015 Spark Named Most Affordable Hatchback in US by Autoblog

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Sleek and affordable city car offers both manual and automatic transmissions on entry trim

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark city car was named the most affordable hatchback in the U.S. according to Autoblog! This vehicle gets up to an outstanding 39 MPG Hwy and 31 MPG City! Sparks usually have automatic transmissions, but stick shift fans will be happy to know manual transmissions are also available!

2015 Spark front-side view JBCThere is up to 31.2 cubic feet of cargo space in this model, so you can take all of your luggage on a weekend trip. The rear seats fold down to produce the most amount of space with versatility for all possibilities! The 1.2L 4-cylinder engine powers the Spark across its six trim levels, with the entry level LS trim making Autoblog’s list. Both the LS trims with manual and automatic transmissions start at less than $13,000 at Jim Butler Chevrolet, the #1 Chevy dealer in Missouri!

We recommend Jim Butler’s Chevrolet 2015 and soon-to-be released 2016 Spark to those living in urban areas. Its convenient body size and great gas mileage make the Spark the perfect car to zip around anywhere near or far. This would make a great addition to anyone living in downtown St. Louis! It could also be a perfect addition to any college student/ recent college graduate’s lifestyle! There is a lot of versatility to provide room for 3 extra backseat passengers, or extra cargo space for any transporting needs. The Spark received a Kelly Blue Book overall Consumer Rating of 9.3 out of 10. Customers are highly satisfied with this model, and we believe you will be too!

2015-chevrolet-spark-interior JBCTo learn more about the 2015 Chevy Spark, call us today at 888-640-6826. As your St. Louis Chevrolet dealer, we invite you to check out the Spark in person at our Fenton dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Arnold, Belleville or Chesterfield area, stop by our lot at 759 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton. Here at Jim Butler you can make your Spark purchase with confidence. We are located in Fenton, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield, Belleville, Fenton and Arnold Chevrolet dealer.

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Redesigned Chevy Spark Offers More Powerful Engine, Efficiency and Safety Features

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2016 model year of Chevrolet’s globally popular city car set for end of ‘15 sale date

The all-new 2016 Chevy Spark is ready to be your guide through the urban jungle and presents a great car for those living in St. Louis city and downtown St. Louis! These redesigned “minicars” are set to go on sale at Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton, MO, during the fourth quarter of 2015.

“The redesigned 2016 Spark builds on a strong legacy and takes the segment to a higher level with features and technologies not typically offered,” Alan Batey, GM North American and Global Chevrolet president, said.

A more sophisticated exterior

16 Chevy Spark Jim Butler ChevyThe new 2016 Chevy Spark has a sleeker look about it. The wheelbase has been lengthened slightly, and the height has been lowered approximately 1.6 inches than the 2015 Spark. This lower profile reduces aerodynamic drag to help improve efficiency, and interior adjustments maintain the Spark’s traditionally generous headroom.

The Chevy Spark’s latest edition builds on an all-new, more robust architecture serving as the foundation for its more sophisticated driving experience. A stronger body structure enabled engineers to tune ride and handling more precisely for greater feelings of control and refinement. This all offered while also keeping a quieter ride.

Three new colors are also available for the Spark — Toasted Marshmallow, Kalamata and Splash.

Interior shows off attention to details

Higher quality fabrics, higher-density seat foam and upgrade materials make the seats in the Chevy Spark even more comfortable. They also enhance durability and create a more sophisticated feel.

An all-new instrument panel design with an advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) features a prominent “center stack” for the infotainment and climate system controls. New volume control and other physical buttons reduce complexity and enhance the system intuitiveness.
The Spark’s all-new MyLink radio features a capacitive-touch color display, with an icon-based interface similar to smartphones and other electronic devices. And like a smartphone, the capacitive-touch display allows swiping, pinching and other gestures for quick, easy operation.

A new Chevy wouldn’t be complete without the available OnStar with 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on.

A Spark of power added under the hood

2016 Chevy Spark Jim Butler ChevroletThe engine powering the 2016 Spark gets an increase in horsepower. The 1.4-liter Ecotec small-displacement engine now offers an estimated 98 horsepower. This represents a 16 percent increase from the 2015 Spark.
Spark’s new 1.4L features an aluminum cylinder block and head, which helps reduce the vehicle’s overall mass to enhance performance and efficiency. Chevy has been working to better the handling of its vehicles by reducing weight, and the Spark has undergone some of the same changes.

The cylinder head also incorporates an integrated exhaust manifold, which further reduces weight. These changes help improve the Spark’s efficiency and create a more responsive driving experience.

Engine efficiency is also enhanced through reduced friction, including low-friction piston rings, a low-friction camshaft drive and a low-friction oil pump. A five-speed manual transmission or dual-range continuously variable transmission are available with the new 1.4L.

Spark’s enhanced safety features

The 2015 Spark was an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the 2016 model wants to build on that accolade. A stronger body structure and more safety features — both passive and active — make the Spark an even safer driving choice for the unpredictability of both city and highway driving.

Chevy Spark side view 2016 JBCTen standard air bags include driver/front passenger knee air bags, roof rail side air bags and seat-mounted thorax/pelvic air bags. A rollover sensing and protection system is also offered.

A rear-vision camera system is standard, and rear park assist is offered. Additionally, new active safety features can help drivers avoid collisions through camera-based technology providing alerts to possible collision threats:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Spot Alert.

Look for the all-new 2016 Chevy Spark at Jim Butler Chevrolet by the end of 2015. Jim Butler Chevrolet is the No.1 Chevy dealer in Missouri and is your St. Louis Chevy source!

To learn more about the 2016 Chevy Spark, call us today at 888-640-6826. As your St. Louis Chevrolet dealer, we invite you to check out the Spark in person at our Fenton dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Arnold, Belleville or Chesterfield area, stop by our lot at 759 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton. Here at Jim Butler you can make your Spark purchase with confidence. We are located in Fenton, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield, Belleville, Fenton and Arnold Chevrolet dealer.

2014 Chevy Spark EV Coming Soon to Jim Butler Chevrolet

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 The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is the first all-electric car General Motors has launched in 14 years. Jim Butler Chevrolet can’t wait to get the sequel to the GM EV 1 from 1999 on the lot in St. Louis. The 2014 Chevy Spark EV has major improvements that may even make it the most efficient electric car on sale in St. Louis.

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the first electric car to offer the SAE’s new combo plug for DC fast charging. The 21-kWh lithium-ion battery can recharge the electric car from dead to 80 percent in 20 minutes. The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is able to be charged with Level 2 charge ports without requiring a secondary connection.

With 400 Ib-ft of torque and 130 horsepower, the 2013 Chevy Spark EV goes from zero to 60 in less than eight seconds. The 2013 Chevy Spark has an EPA-estimated range of 82 miles and a combined 119 MPGe.

Jim Butler Chevrolet will let you know when the 2014 Chevy Spark EV will arrive in St. Louis!

Fit to be Dyed: Chevrolet Spark Suits Up for The Color Run™

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Multicolor version of brand’s first U.S. mini car will pace urban 5K races nationally

The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Spark, a city car offered in bold hues such as Jalapeno, Salsa Red, Lemonade, Denim Blue and Techno Pink, will pace nearly 10,000 runners in The Color Run™ this Saturday and Sunday at the Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn, the first of numerous Spark-paced races across the country.
Chevrolet and The Color Run today announced a sponsorship deal that makes the Spark – Chevrolet’s first mini car for the U.S. and Canadian markets – the official vehicle and pace car for The Color Run through 2013.The Color Run is a popular, nationwide series of urban 5K races in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors for each kilometer. Participation in and buzz for The Color Run have exploded since its debut last year, with nearly a half-million “likes” on Facebook.”The Spark and The Color Run are perfect running mates because both appeal to style-conscious, high-energy urbanites who don’t live life in neutral,” said Cristi Landy, marketing director, Chevrolet Spark. “We hope Color Runners will like what they see when they meet the Spark.” Read More

2013 Chevrolet Spark Maximizes the Mini Car Segment

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Ten ways Chevy’s first mini car for North America delivers a huge driving experience

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark mini car, Chevrolet’s first mini car for the U.S. and Canadian markets, is a sporty four-passenger, five-door hatch. It is designed to excite first-time buyers and city dwellers with its bold styling and colors, affordability, the safety of 10 standard air bags, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.

Spark also is the only car in its segment to provide MyLink Radio – a seven-inch color touch screen radio capable of displaying smartphone-based music, videos, photos and contacts for hands-free calling. MyLink Radio comes with two embedded apps for Pandora internet radio and Stitcher Smart Radio and later, BringGo, an embedded app for full-function GPS navigation, will be available for purchase.

Though compact, Spark offers more passenger and cargo room than other mini-cars such as the Fiat 500, Smartfortwo and the Scion iQ. Equipped with the Ecotec 1.25L four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, Spark offers competitive EPA-estimated fuel economy of 38 mpg hwy. Read More