Mini hatchback is more popular in Europe and Asia as compared to America, there are different argument from people about their increasing trend in Europe and Asia as compared to America, most of them says that there roads are wider and their towns far apart and the parking is available at premium to them even in big cities. When we talk about the fuel economy while making the comparison between larger aerodynamic sedans and mini hatchbacks, we will find that the larger sedans are more efficient on the open roads as compared to small stubby hatchbacks. Just like fait 500 and mini cooper the chevy is dipping their toe in the water by introducing the Chevrolet Spark Manual Hatchback In its home market.
The Exterior of the Car and Trim Levels
The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a four door, small hatchback available in three trim levels that are LS, 1LT and 2LT. There is no feature that is available from upper trims as an option on supporting model.
Standard LS features comprises on 15-inch alloy wheels, power window, a height-adjustable drive seat , 60/40 split folding rear seats, air conditioning, a trip computer, on star telematics, a tilt only steering wheel and a four speaker radio with an auxiliary audio jack.
The 1LT and 2LT trims add Power adjustable mirrors, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, cruise control, floor mats, steering wheel mounted audio and phone control, fog lights, sporty front, rear fascia treatments and roof rails, faux leather upholstery, chrome exterior trim and front heated seats.
Interior of the Car and Other Special Features
It has a simple modern interior which is accented by the door panels and color-accented dash. It provides both the traditional speedometer and a digital multifunction display to its users and the sporty gauges further enhanced its visual interests. There is a multitouch screen which adds a more modern vibe and is available with sharp graphics and intuitive menus. The Upright position of the front seat gives an impression that you are sitting on the top of the car rather than inside it.
Most body types will be able to sit comfortably for a longer period of time because the seats of this car also lack any worthwhile lateral support. There is a narrow cargo space behind the rear seat that can accommodate 11.2 cubic feet of cargo, however when we fold down the rear seats we will find a fairly flat cargo floor which will provide a more accommodating space of 31.2 cubes.
Powerhouse and Performance
The 2013 Chevrolet spark is powered by 1.2 litter four cylinder engine that can generate 84 HP and 83 LB-Ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheel through a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission.
The spark with a manual transmission will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 10.5 seconds while the automatic version will take 12.2 seconds. The fuel economy of the spark is estimated by EPA that is 38 highway/32 city and manual have a 34 mpg as combined millage while the automatic have 28/37/32 mpg.
Price of the Car
- The 5-speed manual transmission is available at $12,185 where as the 4-speed automatic version is available at $13,110.
- Available high-tech features
- Inexpensive to buy and having a spacious interior
- The rear seat is very difficult to fold down and have a slow acceleration
- This car will face a competition from Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and the Scion IQ.
This is an affordable car with a good fuel economy featuring, One can buy this car with a very low budget. This car will be a best option for those People who have small parking space in their garages.