While critics slammed its first generation for not having like tweaks other than a pair of roof rails, this time, GM motors look to bring back some of its lost reputation with it’s 2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ. With the fading appeal of traditional sedans, every automaker in today’s world is looking to flood the market with compact crossovers and Chevrolet is no exception to that trend. When Chevrolet’s small city car, the Spark was fitted with some off-road skid plates and roof rails it leads to the creation of the Spark Activ.
2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ – Is Redesigning Successful
Chevrolet has taken the word of its critics quite seriously which shows in its upcoming design. Most important factor is ride height which has been elevated by almost 0.6 inches. The bi-Xenon headlights make way for LED projectors with daytime running forming a bracket on both sides.
A refreshed grille design with a pair of larger hex-LED fog lamps makes their entry. The 2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ has retained its matte black off-road skid plates which form the overall base design of the car including its wheel arches. Other noticeable features include roof rails and body decals. However, it still lags in its 15-inch wheel design which is smaller compared to standard crossovers.
Interiors of Chevrolet Spark Activ 2018 remain unchanged as per speculations. Expect it to get hold of a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen synced with Apple car Play and Android Auto. To give it premium finish, all-black leather upholstered seats come with heating facilities.
Although GM motors have not unveiled much in this segment, yet sources claim that Spark Activ will include standard features such has hill climb assist and traction control. New Chevrolet Spark Activ 2018 will include some standard feature such as rear view camera and Cruise Control and will clad along basics such as front and rear airbags.
2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ- Engine Specs
The 2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ is expected to get a slight engine upgrade as compared to its elder sibling. The first generation made use of the existing hatchback’s engine. However, it is speculated that this time Spark will go for a 1.4-liter four-cylinder powertrain capable of producing close to 120 hp and 100 lb-ft or torque. This will be mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission which is estimated to produce 29 mph in cities and 37 mpg on highways.
Chevrolet Spark Activ – Price and Release Date
Chevrolet has still not commented anything about the release date of 2018 Chevrolet Spark Activ. Talking of its price, it is sure to be priced a bit above the standard Spark. Sources claim that this subcompact crossover will get a price tag of around $17,000 while higher trims will go up to $25,000.