Chevrolet in 2012 has launched the new Spark with a lot of changes. General Motors has revamped the styling of the new Spark which now features the Chevrolet corporate grille upfront with the bow-tie logo in the center. The expressive headlights have been carried over from the old model while minor tweaks have been made to the bumper. Towards the rear the bumper and the tail lights have been sculpted with a Â refresh in mind. The interior of the car remains the same with the instrument cluster in the center of the dashboard.
Chevrolet Spark has features that come in cars of slightly higher pricing. Chevrolet has gone ahead to please its customers by providing various good features in the car and thus the car brings very good level of kit to its buyers such as center mounted stop lamp, door ajar warning display, central locking and optional ABS and driver side airbag. Spark brings basic amenities like the air conditioner with heater. Chevy Spark hatchback also has power steering, power windows and rear defogger and remote fuel filler release. Spark is quite spacious enough to seat 4 passengers inside and has comfortable seats. It also has space for storage and a sizeable 170 liter boot.
The new Spark gets a 2DIN Audio system with USB and AUX functions.Chevy Spark has a powerful engine for a small car and manages to lug around all its passengers without breaking a sweat and Chevy has equipped the Spark with a 1.0 liter, 995cc, S-Tec petrol engine with a five speed manual gearbox which develops a decent power of 63 BHP at 5400 RPM and 90.3 NM of torque at 4200 RPM. The engine delivers superb low end torque and ensures easy drivability in the city and on the highways.Chevrolet Spark isn’t an enthusiast’s car but it’s a small budget car which manages well on different road conditions and satisfies everyone driving it on a daily basis. Spark is a capable car and has decent handling qualities that are on par if not better over its competitors. Chevy
Spark brings exceptionally good quality 155/70 R13 sized tyres which provide adequate road grip in wet and dry conditions and under varying terrains.Spark feels comfortable on city drives and offers very good ride quality which feels well cushioned when negotiating bad roads and tight curves. Spark brings optional Anti-Lock Braking System to further aid braking capabilities and it has small turning radius making it very easy to maneuver in the city and heavy traffic conditions. The mileage is 15-16 kmpl. Prices are Rs 3.16 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for the base model. The new Spark is now available in five variants including those with factory fitted CNG kits on the LS and LT variants. The base CNG model starts at a price of Rs 3.71 lakh while the LT will cost you Rs 3.99 lakh.