Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chevrolet prices Spark LT from $12,995

Chevrolet Spark pricing to start at $12,995.
Chevrolet has officially announced pricing on its upcoming A-segment car, the Spark. The car will start at $12,995. So what will $12,995 get you?

The $12,995 Spark LS will net buyers:
  • Standard 1.2L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
  • Standard convenience features including air conditioning, power windows, rear window wiper, auxiliary input jack, outside temperature display and trip computer
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • 60/40 split flip-and-fold rear seat
  • Comprehensive safety package including 10 air bags, electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist
  • OnStar Directions & Connections plan standard with six-month introductory subscription
The  $14,495 Spark 1LT will net buyers:
  • Standard 7-inch color touch radio with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth connectivity for select phones, steering wheel audio controls, USB port and Sirius XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
  • Other standard convenience features include power door locks with remote keyless entry, theft deterent system, outside power mirrors, floor mats, visor mirrors, and cruise control
 The $15,795 Spark 2LT will net buyers:
  • Unique 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Exterior appearance enhancements including silver painted roof rails; chrome lift gate handle, exhaust outlet and beltline molding; body-color lower rocker molding; front and rear body-color sport fascias with unique front upper and lower grille inserts
  • On the interior, leatherette seats and heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel
 All of these include the five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is available for $925 extra.

Chevrolet MyLink in the Spark will include Pandora internet radio and Stitcher Smart Radio apps. Later in the model year, the recently introduced GogoLink – an embedded smartphone application that delivers full-function navigation including live traffic updates – will be available. Pricing for GogoLink will be announced later.

Chevrolet touts the car has having more room than the Scion iQ, Smart ForTwo, and the Fiat 500.

5 comments:

Draw2much said...

If the Spark is good quality, then what you're getting at the cheapest price point isn't too bad. I wonder if part of the reason it's at the 12K mark is all the standard safety features?

Tony said...

Curious about the price point. I mean, It's an entirely different segment.

If you were in the market for a subcompact/compact Chevy though, what would keep you from spending an additional $800ish on the Sonic.

Andy Lilienthal said...

Tony, that's the million dollar question with all A-segment vehicles. Currently, most of them are more expensive than the larger B- or C-segment vehicles.

Be sure to check out my article I wrote exactly on this subject.

Will the Chevrolet Spark be the first affordable A-segment vehicle?

Chevy is taking a risk. Should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

What are the fuel economy ratings? I'm betting the reliability ratings will suck in the strategic long run, but what do I know. I'm no expert. But when it comes to experience, I'm skeptical concerning American small cars, sorry. I don't trust them and wouldn't own one (unless one was given to me).

Dan Cole said...

I can't remember what I had given you for the estimated price a while back. Was I close?