2012 Chevrolet Spark Review, Pictures & more
Chevrolet is going to make a step towards taking over the small car market with the new Chevrolet Spark that it is introducing in 2012. This car has not been getting much recognition, however, there is no reason that people should not be lining up to at least learn about what this car has to offer. The car was first introduced to the European market, where it did fit in. Now that it is coming to the United States most people wonder just how well the Spark will do here? The Spark can be compared to the Smart cars that are out there, and everyone that has followed the market for these cars knows that they are not necessarily a big seller in the United States. But, with that being said, the Spark has a few characteristics that are going to make people turn their head to look, while others may have them running in the opposite direction.
One of the cosmetic aspects about the Spark that has most people frowning is the fact that the car seems to be all headlights. The headlights are the most dominant thing that people are going to notice when they look at this car which makes the hood and the front end in general stand out in a crowd. This could be a good or bad thing. However, professionals in the market point out that those cars that have these kind of front ends in the design spectrum are usually having to be redesigned within a small amount of time because people get tired of this look. So from this perspective, the Spark is going to be old news by 2014 or 2015.
There are some good points about the Spark that are really gaining the attention of those out there. For starters, even though the design on the exterior may be a turn off, people are going to find that the interior is something that they are going to love. There is a lot of room for five passengers, even though the car is so small. And this includes the leg room, head room and overall shoulder room that the person has in the car. And with the ability to fold down the rear seats, it allows it to have great storage in the rear.
So how does it perform? The person should keep in mind that this car was not designed to be winning any races, it was in fact designed to be more fuel economical and be an option for those that want a car that is going to give them decent gas mileage. However, the official engine size has not been released for the United States, nor has the estimated fuel mileage. The European version of the car, would not be satisfactory to most American's since the engine is not really designed to give performance. So is the Spark something to consider? For those that want a subcompact car that is going to be on the green side, then this is really the only option that Chevrolet is going to offer them. However, for those that want a good family car, they may want to reconsider before they purchase this.