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Spied: Chevrolet Spark Prototype Hides its Revised Nose and Tail

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/13/2014 Erick Ayapana

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark was updated with a new transmission and more standard features, but it appears another update is on the way, and this time it’ll include visual tweaks. Recently caught testing on German roads was a Spark prototype wearing lots of camouflage.


Chevrolet recently unveiled the refreshed 2015 Cruze sedan, and there’s a chance its new nose design could carry over to the subcompact Spark. The headlights also appear to be redone, with a smaller and more horizontal look as opposed to the relatively large units in the current Spark. The side appears to be untouched, including the rear door handles that are mounted towards the upper edge of the C-pillar. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Like the front end, the rear of the Spark prototype also has some subtle changes. The taillights have also shrunk and appear to curve into the hatch, while the rear windshield wiper is now center-mounted into the glass, which looks cleaner than current Spark’s off-set wiper.

The current Spark is offered with two powertrains. First is a 1.2-liter I-4 that makes 84 hp and 83 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual or a new CVT, which replaced the four-speed auto gearbox. There’s also the all-electric Spark EV that gets about 82 miles of range on single charge.

With the all-new 2015 Honda Fit and revised Nissan Versa hitting the market soon, Chevrolet would be wise to push a refreshed Spark to dealerships sooner than later.

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