Chevrolet Spark India
Chevrolet Spark was launched in India to take on the market leader Maruti Suzuki. The new Chevrolet Spark has a wheel base that is 5mm longer than the old Matiz. However they both still retain the same length with 3495mm measurement. The new avatar is a lot sharper in the fashion department. This time it has a well-defined bonnet V, pointy headlights and tiny slit for a bonnet intake. In terms of the build quality, the Chevrolet Spark is pretty good for a small car and the panel gaps are fairly tight. On the inside, the centrally-mounted instrument console sits proud on the dashboard and makes for a unique style statement. The Chevrolet Spark with all this ingredients offers a mileage of 16.9kpl with a top speed of 156Km/hr.
Chevrolet Spark Engine
The Chevrolet Spark is run by a 1.0L, 995cc, S-Tec (Smart-Tec) petrol engine which really pumps up some raw power. The 995cc power-horse produces 63bhp of maximum power at 5400rpm and maximum torque of 90.3Nm at 4200rpm. With a kick ass power the engine delivers a top notch performance with better fuel efficiency and also delivers good acceleration. The car stays still and does not tremble with fear even at triple digit speeds. The compact car is mated with five speed manual gearbox. The Chevrolet Spark LPG also comes with the same specifications, power and torque. On the LPG mode the car has a slightly less power with 60 bhp and 88.4 torque at 4200 rpm.
Chevrolet Spark Exteriors
The Chevrolet Spark’s aerodynamic body design improves fuel efficiency and makes it a sleek and modern-looking ride, making you stand out wherever you go. Every detail of the new Spark cars allures attention with its stylish and compact body. The Chevrolet Spark does manage to look appealing and contemporary. The car has impressive front grille, large head lamps, fog lamps, body colored bumper and door handle, tinted glasses, rear spoiler, mud guards, body side moulding and satin silver roof rails that make it a cute but smart looking car. Though fascia, tail-design is quite different from Matiz, the overall shape & size of Chevrolet Spark gives a familiar look.
Chevrolet Spark Interiors
The new Chevrolet Spark is adorned with Beige interiors which mix with the overall style of the car and this surely adds to the beauty of the car making it a car beyond its class with a premium feel to the vehicle. The well balanced colour harmony makes the Chevrolet Spark appealing from every angle. A high roofline and a prudent interior design in the Chevrolet Spark give enough headroom and legroom for both the front seat passengers and rear seat passengers. The Chevrolet Spark is also studded with lots of practicality with option of clever storage spaces.
Chevrolet Spark Safety Features
ABS & Airbags are optional in the Chevrolet Spark even in its top-end variant (Spark LT). However Chevrolet Spark LT is equipped with goodies like 2-Din music system with Aux-in & USB mode, roof rails, alloy wheels, all door power windows, power steering, rear defogger, rear view mirror with day/night function etc. It also has some add on features like ABS & Air bags as a fitment at an add-on price.
Chevrolet Spark Colors
Chevrolet Spark comes in 6 striking colors, each matching its bold elegance and style and reflecting a different shade of your personality. The Chevrolet Spark shades are Caviar Black, Velvet Red, Linen Beige, Misty Lake, Summit White and Sanddrift Grey.
Chevrolet Spark Ride and Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has a well resolved ride and handling package and is less susceptible to crosswinds. There is a hint of body roll and the inside rear wheel does lift off tarmac but the grip levels are excellent. You can tame the corners with its powerful engine and go for an enthusiastic drive. On the Rev, things improve considerably and though it does not match up to the big boys, the car her rides well without much fuss. In-fact Chevrolet Spark represents the best combination of ride & handling in its segment. With turning radius of 4.6m, maneuverability is excellent along with very light steering. However steering doesn’t provide any feedback at all especially in straight line.
Chevrolet Spark Specifications
Chevrolet Spark easily seats up to five people with comfort and has a spacious passenger cabin. The exterior dimensions of Chevrolet Spark are - its length is 3,495mm, width is 1,495mm, height 1,518mm and its wheelbase is 2,345mm with the ground clearance of 170mm and minimum turning radius of 4.6 meters.
Chevrolet Spark has headroom of 970mm (Front) and 905mm (Rear) with the legroom of 1130mm (max.) and 995mm (min) with the rear knee room of 850mm (max.) and 670mm (min.) and with the shoulder room of 1254mm that is enough, even for a six feet tall person. The boot capacity of this hatchback model is 170 ltrs.
Chevrolet Spark Ex-Showroom Price
The Spark costs from Rs.3.09 - 4.24 lakh ex-showroom, New-Delhi.
Spark 1.0 (Beige) BS4: Rs. 3, 23,458
Spark 1.0 LS (Beige) BS4 (new): Rs. 3, 59,539
Spark 1.0 LT (Beige) BS4 (new): Rs. 3, 81,239
Spark 1.0 LS LPG (Beige) BS4 (new): Rs. 3, 82,948
Spark 1.0 LT LPG (Beige) BS4 (new): Rs. 4, 04,648
Chevrolet Spark competitors
Chevrolet Spark competes in the entry level hatchback segment with the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Alto, Hyundai Santro, Wagon R, Maruti Swift, and the Hyundai i10.
Compared Chevrolet Spark with other Models
Hyundai Eon Vs Chevrolet Spark: Hyundai Eon is based on the fluidic sculpture design of Hyundai and contains beautiful and aerodynamic curves with a very upmarket exterior styling. The design of the interiors seems slightly plain if compared with the Eon. Hyundai Eon is a better choice overall across the variants and starts at a much lower price. The Chevrolet Spark does offer a better engine and impressive handling, but looks dated.
Hyundai i10 vs Chevrolet Spark: The i10 may not be as cute as the Chevrolet Spark but she is eye-catching contemporary with smart detailing and excellent proportions. The cute styling of the Chevy Spark might make her look tiny in this Company but she's actually quite spacious on the inside, with more knee room and shoulder room.
Maruti Swift vs Chevrolet Spark: The Maruti Swift offers better build quality, mileage, features and also has a good re sale value but comes at a price costlier than the Chevrolet Spark. The Spark on the other hand is a value for money with some smart styling, space and nippy performance at a far lesser price.
Chevrolet Spark vs Maruti Alto K10: The Chevrolet Spark price is a bit costlier compared to Maruti Alto K10. The top end variant of Chevrolet Spark gets ABS which also makes it a lot safer which is good. Maruti Alto K10 however hits back with its fuel efficiency.
Chevrolet Spark vs Ford Figo: Both the cars get Airbag in the top end variants making them equal in safety. The Ford Figo price however rises up compared to the Chevrolet Spark. The Chevrolet Spark is however better looking and also gives better mileage compared to the Ford Figo. The Ford Figo offers plenty of option as it comes in both petrol and diesel variants in India whereas the Chevrolet Spark comes with petrol version only.
Chevrolet Spark vs Hyundai Santro: The Chevrolet Spark is any day lighter on the wallet compared to the Santro. The Chevrolet Spark also is the better looking with a nippy engine and excellent fuel efficiency.
Chevrolet Spark vs Chevrolet Beat: Chevrolet Beat edges past the Chevrolet Spark in terms of the fuel efficiency. But in terms of the engine power and fuel options, the Chevrolet Beat dominates the Chevrolet Spark.
Chevrolet Spark awards
Best Value Car of the Year by BS Motoring - Chevrolet Spark (2007-08)
Top J D Power Award for Quality in 2010
Chevrolet Spark Mileage
With ARAI certified figure of 18.3 Km/l, Spark boasts of excellent fuel efficiency. We expect a city figure of around 12-13 Kmpl in city with the highway drive offering around 15-16 Kmpl on highway.
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Everyone knows that General Motors in USA filing a bankruptcy but very few know that GM India subsidiary doing great job in India. They are moving aggressively to capture more domestic market. GM India is working very well in small cars and recently launched a LPG variant of Spark. To compete with LPG variant of Maruti, Tata and Hyundai; GM decided to come with factory fitted LPG kit in its small segment. The price tag of LPG variant is 3.88 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). GM also planning to launch a mid size sedan Chevrolet Cruze with price tag close to 12-13 lakh and a small car with multiple fuels option with price tag of 4 lakh by this year