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.


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?