2016 Chevrolet Spark API

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) top award in class, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE Award in the Mini-compact car class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs data-driven automotive life-cycle assessment platform - the Automotive Performance Index (API) - the Spark outperformed 75 other Mini-compact cars, earning the distinction as an ASG best in class selection for model year 2016. 

ASG’s 2016 Study also found the Spark to hold the lowest cost of ownership in class, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE Award in the Mini-compact class. ASG’s economic performance model shows the abridged life-cycle carrying and operating costs of vehicle ownership to assess the economic benefits of owning and operating conventional and alternatively powered vehicles.

The API applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class. 

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