Chevrolet Spark - 2015

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Overview

Models:

Spark LS and LT (see separate release for Spark EV)

Body style / driveline:

five-door, four-passenger, front-engine; front-wheel drive

Construction:

body-frame integral

EPA vehicle class:

Mini-car

Manufacturing location:

South Korea

Key competitors:

Fiat 500, Smartfortwo, Scion iQ

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Engine

 

Ecotec 1.2L I4 DOHC VVT

Type:

transverse-mounted, four-cylinder dual overhead cam gasoline engine with variable valve timing

Displacement (in. / cc):

76 / 1249

Bore & stroke (in. / mm):

2.77 x 3.15 / 70.50 x 80

Block material:

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder

Fuel delivery:

multi-port fuel injection

Ignition system:

coil-on-plug with long-life (100,000-mile) spark plugs

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

84 / 63 @ 6400 (SAE certified)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

83 / 113 @ 4200 (SAE certified)

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

Max. engine speed (rpm):

6500 (manual)
6850 (CVT)

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

31 / 39 (manual)
30 / 39 (CVT)

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Transmissions

 

5-speed manual (std.)

Gear ratios (:1)

 

     First:

3.54

     Second:

2.05

     Third:

1.32

     Fourth:

0.95

     Fifth:

0.76

     Reverse:

3.39

     Final drive:

4.21

 

2-step CVT (opt.)

Gear ratio (:1):

 

     Ratio coverage:

7.3

     Pulley ratio:

2.20 ~ 0.55

     Final gear ratio:

3.75

     Planetary gear ratio – first      gear:

1.82

     Planetary gear ratio – second      gear:

1.00

     Planetary gear ratio – reverse      gear:

1.71

Through low ratio:

15.03

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

MacPherson strut-type

Rear:

compound crank rear suspension

Steering type:

electronic power steering

Steering ratio:

16:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb
(ft / m):

32.5 / 9.9

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Brakes

Type:

front: vented disc
rear: drum

Rotor diameter (in / mm):

front: 10.1  / 256
rear:  7.9 / 200

Anti-lock braking system (ABS):

four-channel w/ brake assist

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

15-inch five-split spoke silver painted aluminum
(LS, 1LT)
15-inch aluminum machined gray painted (2LT)

Tire size and type:

 185/55R15 all-season

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

93.5 / 2375

Overall length (in / mm):

144.7 / 3675

Overall width (in / mm):

62.9 / 1598

Overall height (in / mm):

61/ 1549

Track (in / mm):

55.7 / 1415 (front)
55.5 / 1410 (rear)

 

Interior

Seating capacity:

2 / 2

Headroom (in / mm):

39.4 / 1410 (front)
37.3 / 947 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):

42 / 1067 (front)
35.2 / 894 (rear)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

50.7 / 1288 (front)
49.7 / 1262 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):

48 / 1219 (front)
47.5 / 1206 (rear)

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

11.4 /  323 (behind rear seat)
31.2 /  884 (rear seat folded)

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Capacities

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):

86.3 / 2444

Fuel tank (gal / L):

9.2 / 34.8

Engine oil (qt / L):

4.2 / 4

Cooling system (qt / L):

5 / 4.7

Curb weight base (lb / kg):

2269 / 1029 (man)  
2368 / 1074 (CVT) 

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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