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

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.