An all-new 1.4L engine that is a new addition to GM’s great lineup of Ecotec small-displacement engines powers the 2016 Spark. The engine enables the Spark to have received a 16-percent increase over the previous Spark model. Chevrolet has created the 1.4L with various goals in mind, chief among them to be both high performative and efficient. Furthermore, Chevrolet has aimed for this engine to imbue the Spark with a lower noise and vibration when driving, and a level of refinement that is unparalleled. Features that contribute to the fine performance of the Ecotec is the low-friction oil pump, low-friction camshaft drive, reduced friction, and low-friction piston rings. Drivers can choose between a five-speed manual transmission, or an excellent dual-range continuously variable transmission. Overall, the fantastic Spark is offered with 98 horsepower, and it offers both a dynamic and nimble drive for customers everywhere.
The Spark has a reputation for being one of the safest vehicles on the road, no matter where occupants sit. In 2015, the Spark was named by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) as a Top Safety Pick. It has a stronger body structure than is found in the minicar segment, and it offers a wide array of both active and passive safety features. Available to the customers is a rollover sensing and protection system, as well as an incredible ten standard air bags. Coming standard is a rear-vision camera system, and drivers can also equip rear park assist and a full range of driver assistance features. For example, the amazing Spark offers radar and camera based technologies, like Forward Collision Alerts with Lane Departure Warnings. This works by using camera-based technology to alert the driver to possible collision threats.