The Chevrolet Spark is nearing the end of its life in the U.S. The mini car is slated to end production later this year as Chevrolet focuses on its SUV and electric vehicle lineups.
CarsDirect first reported the Spark’s death. It has since been confirmed by Chevrolet, who says the Spark will officially end production in August of 2022. The bow tie brand is also confirming there is no direct replacement for the Spark, instead suggesting potential buyers take a look at the brand’s SUV lineup. The Chevrolet Trax is closest to the Spark in terms of price and size.
The 2022 Chevrolet Spark carries the title as the vehicle with the cheapest starting price in the Chevy lineup. A Spark LS starts at $14,595 after destination.
Chevrolet first launched the Spark in the U.S. back in 2009. Since launch it has gone through two generations. In fact, at one point Chevrolet offered the Spark EV, an electric version of the mini car. Throughout the Spark’s span in the U.S. it has always been produced in South Korea.
Once the Spark dies later this year, Chevrolet will be left with one non-performance car in its lineup: the Malibu. As of now the Malibu’s future is still questionable as GM pivots its focus to EV’s, most of which are currently slated to be SUV models.