December 5, 2014: Chevrolet Spark, General Motor India's cheapest offering in the country is being offered with a discount of upto INR 68,000 in December. Powering the hatch is the same 1.0-litre Smartech engine, which churns out 63 bhp and 90Nm of torque , which is quite generous for a car in its segment.
Chevrolet Spark is an entry level hatchback from the American auto giant, which is doing quite well in the Indian automobile market. Recently, it received a few tweaks in terms of both exteriors and interiors, which has given it a new look. To start with the exteriors, its radiator grille surround along with the fog lamp console have been decorated with chrome inserts. At the same time, its headlight and taillight cluster have been modified, which adds to its refined look. As far as its interiors are concerned, this model series is bestowed with a refined dual tone color scheme, which is enhanced by the silver inserts given on the central console. The car maker has also tweaked the dashboard wherein its central console is mounted with an attractive instrument panel. Apart from these, the manufacturer has also updated the music system and repositioned the power window switches on door panels. At present, this hatchback is being offered in a total of three variants like Base, LS and LT, which are equipped with a 1.0-litre petrol engine. It can pump out a maximum power of 62.1bhp along with a peak torque of 86.8Nm, which is quite good. The manufacturer is offering an air conditioning system including a heater along with features like drink holders, digital clock, reclining front seats as standard across all variants. At the same time, this model series is bestowed with a set of steel wheels, wherein the top end variant also gets full wheel covers. The high end LT trim is also blessed with an integrated audio system featuring a CD player and Radio tuner, which keeps the passengers entertained. As far as its safety features are concerned, this models is incorporated with quite a few functions including headlight leveling device, brake booster and collapsible steering column. At present, the automaker has placed it against the likes of Maruti Alto K10, Datsun Go, Ford Figo, and Hyundai Eon in the market. It is being offered with a standard warranty period of 3-years or 100000 kilometers (whichever is earlier). Buyers can also avail an additional warranty for a period of two years or 50000 kilometers at an extra cost.
Chevrolet Spark is indeed one of the small yet stylish hatchbacks available in the country's car market that has attracted several buyers with its striking external appearance. It is blessed with an aerodynamic body structure that is equipped with a number of styling aspects. Starting with the front facade, it has a twin port perforated radiator grille with a large Chevrolet logo engraved between them. This grille further gets a chrome surround that highlights its frontage. It is flanked by a large headlight cluster that is integrated with high intensity headlamps and turn indicators as well. There are a few visible character lines available on its sleek bonnet, which gives it a trendy appearance. It has a pretty wide windscreen that is made of tinted glass and equipped with a couple of wipers. Apart from these, it includes a dual tone bumper that gives it a sporty look. It is fitted with a wide air intake section that helps in cooling the engine quickly. This is further surrounded by a couple of bright fog lamps in the high end variant, which not only adds to its style but also enhances visibility when driving under foggy climatic conditions. The side profile is designed elegantly and includes some striking features like door handles and outside rear view mirrors. It also has neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a conventional set of steel wheels. These rims are covered with hub caps in entry and mid range trims, while there are full wheel covers available in the LT variant. Meanwhile, its rear end includes a few interesting features that gives it a decent look. It has a wide tinted windshield that comes with defogger and a high mount stop lamp. The boot lid has an expressive design and is embossed with company's badge on it. This is flanked by a jewel effect tail light cluster with chrome finish that gives it a trendy look. These are optimally positioned to give better visibility and safety as well. Apart from these, the top end variant is blessed with a sporty rear spoiler as well as satin silver roof rails that adds to its overall appearance.
This small car is built with an overall length of 3495mm along with a decent width of 1495mm. It has a total height of 1518mm, which is rather good. Other contenders in this segment are almost the same size as well, which further increased the competition. It comes with a wheelbase of 2345mm, which determines enough leg space inside the cabin. This vehicle has a ground clearance of 170mm that is rather good. It has a minimum turning radius of 4.5 meters, which helps in easier maneuverability, while it has the kerb weight of 840 kgs approximately.
Editor's Take : The front row space in the Spark is good and even the quality of the plastics is decent. It being tall, the headroom is decent.
The internal section of this hatch is quite appealing, which is packed with a lot of sophisticated features. The manufacturer has used an attractive dual tone color scheme to decorate the entire cabin, which adds to its style quotient. The combination of light and dark urban colors blends perfectly and gives it an appealing look from every angle. The cockpit has a well designed dashboard that is integrated with many equipments. These include a large glove box compartment and a stylish center console, which is further fitted with a music system in the high end variant. It alsp has an instrument cluster that includes a digital tripmeter, tachometer and a fuel guage. This panel also displays a few notifications like door ajar warning lamp and low fuel consumption display, which makes it quite convenient for the driver . On the other hand, the silver finishing on instrument panel and fabric inserts on door trims further gives a classy look to its interiors. It is incorporated with wide and well cushioned seats that offers good comfort as well as support to its passengers. These are covered with semi cloth upholstery along with design inserts that further gives it a stylish appearance. The front seat is integrated with an adjustable headrest, while the rear one comes with folding facility. This function is quite useful to bring in more luggage by folding the rear seat. There are also a few utility based aspects available inside that further adds to their convenience. The list includes cup holders on center console, seatback shopping hooks, front door map pockets and bottle holders in door trims. Apart from these, it also includes a digital clock, three position cabin lamp and a glove box, which comes with ample storage space and useful for placing small things in it.
Chevrolet Spark is bestowed with many comfort features that will certainly help in giving a pleasurable driving experience to its passengers. This small car is blessed with a spacious cabin and incorporated with sliding and reclining front seats that offer more convenience. This feature is quite useful in adjusting the driver's seat accordingly, which will offer a comfortable drive. It includes an advanced air conditioning system that comes along with an heater. This unit will cool the cabin in no time thus, creating a pleasant ambiance inside. The mid and high end variants have a power steering wheel that makes handling easier. The front seat is integrated with an adjustable headrest and there is remote fuel lid as well as boot release available. The dashboard is equipped with an instrument cluster that includes several functions and displays important notifications that keeps the driver alert. On the other hand, its top end LT trim includes an advanced infotainment system that keeps its occupants entertained all through their journey. It features a CD, MP3 player and supports auxiliary input option as well. It has rear windscreen has defogger that adds to the convenience especially when driving in rainy season. The accessory socket is quite useful, which allows its passengers to charge their mobile phones as well as other electronic devices. In addition to these, it is blessed with internally adjustable outer rear view mirrors, passenger side vanity mirror, front room lamp and a few other such aspects.
The car maker has designed this car brilliantly with a spacious internal cabin that provides seating for five people. It is blessed with a pretty good wheelbase that helps in providing sufficient leg room to its occupants. Moreover, the shoulder room as well as the head space is also decent, which makes them feel quite convenient. It has a centrally mounted fuel tank that is capable of holding around 38 litres of petrol in it. On the other hand, it comes with a boot compartment of 170 litres. This space is rather good wherein, its passengers can place enough luggage in it.
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Editor's Take : The acceleration of the Spark is decent and is good even while driving in daily bumper-to-bumper city traffic.
Its petrol power plant is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It enables the vehicle to achieve a top speed of around 153 Kmph, which is rather good. At the same time, it can cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 15 seconds from a standstill.
Editor's Take : The performance of this 1.0-litre engine is good and we should forget the fact that it isn’t built for outright acceleration.
This stylish hatchback is incorporated with a noiseless 1.0-litre SMARTECH petrol engine that ensures smooth drives, which enhancing power and torque even at lower speeds. This power plant carries four cylinders that are fitted with eight valves in it. This comes with the total displacement capacity of 995cc and is based on a (SOHC) single overhead valve configuration . It is integrated with a few innovative technologies that helps it to deliver a remarkable performance. Besides these, it also assists in returning a decent fuel economy. This motor has a dual distributor less ignition system (DDLI), motorized throttle intake system (MTIS) along with an advanced optical sensor. It is incorporated with an advanced sequential multi point fuel injection system that helps in giving a maximum mileage of 16.2 Kmpl, which is quite good. The maximum power produced by this engine is 62.1bhp at 5400rpm. At the same time, it can yield a peak torque output of 86.8Nm at 4200rpm, which is rather good considering the Indian road and heavy traffic conditions. The automaker has skillfully coupled it with an efficient five speed manual transmission gear box. It helps in easier gear shifts and transmits torque output to its front wheels. Furthermore, this efficient engine is compliant with OBDII Bharat Stage IV emission norms.
Editor's Take : The mileage of the Spark is good, and hence it is competitive in the A+ segment.
As claimed by the company, this engine has the ability to return a maximum fuel economy of 16.2 Kmpl on the bigger roads . Meanwhile it gives approximately 14 Kmpl when the vehicle is driven under city traffic conditions.
Editor's Take : The power of the Spark is good for its engine size and when compared to competition. On paper also it is good enough.
This motor has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 62.1bhp at 5400rpm , while generating a peak torque output of 86.8Nm at 4200rpm, which is rather good considering the Indian road conditions.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|14.0||16.2||62.1bhp @ 5400rpm||Standard||Not Available||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|14.0||16.2||62.1bhp @ 5400rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|14.0||16.2||62.1bhp @ 5400rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
Editor's Take : The Spark’s range topper gets all-four power windows, music system, power steering and even AC. The music system supports USB and aux connectivity.
The high end variant of Chevrolet Spark is blessed with an integrated audio unit that allows its passengers to listen to their favorite music and stay entertained all through their way. It comes with a CD, MP3 player along with a radio tuner . There are also speakers available inside that offers better sound experience. This system also supports USB port and auxiliary input options as well. It also has a roof mounted antenna that helps in better reception of radio signals. On the other hand, the owners can customize it with accessories based on their requirements. These can include alloy wheels, leather seat covers, music system in mid range trim, stylish body graphics and a few other aspects that adds to its overall appearance besides improving the comfort levels.
Editor's Take : The handling of the Spark is decent and even the brakes are good on it.
This model series is blessed with an efficient braking system. The front wheels are equipped with a robust set of disc brakes, while the rear ones are fitted with sturdy drum brakes. Its suspension system is very proficient, which helps the vehicle to maintain stability on any road conditions. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut along with anti roll bars, whereas the rear one is affixed with torsion beam axle. This mechanism enables it to deal with jerks caused on uneven roads and offers a comfortable driving experience. It is incorporated with a collapsible and power assisted steering system, which makes handling convenient. It supports a minimum turning radius of 4.5 meters and reduces the efforts of driver during heavy traffic conditions.
Editor's Take : The Spark lacks features like ABS and single airbag that most of its competition gets.
The manufacturer has bestowed this Chevrolet Spark with a number of safety aspects that gives maximum protection to its occupants and the vehicle as well. It has high strength steel body structure with crumple zones and side impact beams that offers maximum protection in case of a collision. It is fitted with a pair of bright fog lamps that not only compliments its outer appearance but also offers better visibility in foggy climatic conditions. All the seats have three point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seat belts along with two point seat belts in the rear middle. These offer security in the event of emergency braking or a collision. The top end LT trim additionally includes day and night anti glare rear view mirror as well as central locking system, which allows to lock all doors with the push of a button. In addition to these, it has features like child safety locks on the rear doors, headlamp leveling device, brake booster and collapsible steering column that further adds to the safety quotient.
The wheel arches of this vehicle are equipped with a conventional set of 13 inch steel wheels. These have hub caps in the base and mid range trims, while the high end variant has full wheel covers, which gives a stylish look to its side profile. These rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 155/70 R13 that provide a strong grip on roads. Moreover, the company has affixed a spare wheel inside the boot compartment along with all other necessary tools required for changing a flat tyre.
1. Handling is quite easy in city traffic.
2. Acceleration and pickup is good.
3. Many utility aspects are available.
4. It is sold in a reasonable price range.
5. Leg as well as head room is quite good.
1. Lack of ABS is a big minus.
2. Mileage can be made better.
3. Quality of interior plastic is slightly disappointing.
4. External look has scope for improvement.
5. After sales service needs to improve.
|3,60,949||3,67,366||3,62,424||3,67,366||3,65,549||3,67,366||3,72,585||Get On Road Price|
|1.0 LS |
|3,88,681||3,95,591||3,90,203||3,95,591||3,93,281||3,95,591||4,01,071||Get On Road Price|
|1.0 LT |
|4,18,472||4,25,912||4,20,086||4,25,912||4,23,072||4,25,912||4,31,687||Get On Road Price|
General Motors today introduced a Limited Edition version of its entry-level hatchback- Spark in India. Priced between INR 3.44 to 3.99 lakhs (ex. Showroom, New Delhi), the hatch has received some minor updates inside as-well-as on the outside. “The stylish, frugal and spacious city car with superior SMARTECH engine technology appeals to all aspirational first-time buyers and young nuclear families across India,” said Arvind Saxena, President and Managing Director of GM India. “With the launch of another limited edition model with more features, GM India has sought to exceed the expectations of its customers,” Mr Saxena added.
Following the global reveal of the Spark Electric Vehicle in Los Angeles last year, Chevrolet's all-new battery-powered mini car will be presented to a European audience for the first time at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The car will be sold in select European markets as of 2014.
Chevrolet has announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that by early next year, the US versions of the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic/Aveo will incorporate the Siri software. Through the cars’ standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone (4S and newer) running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimise distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode that enables users to interact with their iPhone using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device’s screen from lighting up.
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