Chevrolet Spark Review
Best Entry-Level Small CarWednesday, June 05, 2013
Chevrolet India has launched the much-awaited 2013 Spark in India. It is available in five variants with prices starting from INR 3.16 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). It is powered by the same 995cc petrol engine which powered the last generation Spark. It generates maximum power of 63 bhp with maximum torque of 90 nm. 2013 Spark is available in six eye-catching shades.
What's New in 2013 Chevrolet Spark
- New Clear Glass Jewel Effect Headlamps
- Chevy Signature Twin Port Chrome Lined Honey Comb Grille
- Stylish Rear Tail Lamps
- Satin-Silver Roof Rails
- Stylish Fog Lamps
- Dual Tone Interiors & Optimax Cabin
- Silver Finish Dash And Decor
- New Wing Inspired instrument cluster
- 2-Din Music System
Chevrolet Spark Exterior
Like all other Chevrolet vehicles, the Spark has continued to prove that Chevrolet will always leave an impression of boldness. It has an angular, poised outline giving it the magnitude of a larger car. Chevrolet Spark has been carefully crafted by a team of professional car designers focused on creating a mini car with a modern look and universal appeal. Chevrolet Spark has been redefined by experts, making it exceptional than to what is expected from a mini car segment. It has defied conventional car designs to offer luxurious style and value for money without compromising its performance. The outer shell of the Spark highlights its wheels out and its body in. Its single-arc roofline is emphasized by a strong, spotless body.
The appearance is smooth, forceful, and distinctly more high-class than a number of mini car competitors. The headlamps are oblique and matched into the Spark’s body, extending from the front grille right back to the A-pillar, with flawless polycarbonate lenses and chrome-coated headlamp to highlight the frontal design. From the side, the back door handles are concealed alongside the C-pillar. Its sharp looks are boosted by a level of quality that’s second to none. The board gaps are laser-straight and manufactured to be less than 3.0mm or less across the vehicle. This accuracy and care to tailoring detail does not only cover the car’s outer finish. Unlike many models in the segment where the interior design is usually plain or common, the Spark has achieved to add an active, energetic appeal combining amusement, style and functionality inside the car.
Chevrolet Spark Interior
Chevrolet Spark’s compartment maintains all of the class qualities. It is the perfect example of comfort, roominess and easy-to-use state-of-the-art controls. It delivers a car that is in style with unique features to make it standout from other vehicles in the sector. The main charm of the cabin is the motorcycle-themed instrument or pod, which is assembled on top of the steering pillar and brings all of the essential information in a precise yet readable manner. It is truly extraordinary which clearly shows Chevrolet’s intention to put fun into every Spark ride.
Another feature which makes Chevrolet Spark irresistible is the integrated center stack. It integrates all of music system, radio, heating, air conditioning and ventilation controls all in one central location making the front dash clean and orderly by putting all of the most important switches in one place that is easy to use. A neat ornament around the device panel adds even more attention to detail. Chevrolet Spark’s high-grade finished mechanical grain on base models, piano black on mid-range models and a choice of red, silver or blue surrounds on top models, with matching details on the doors and colored seat fabrics.
Comfort and Convenience
Just because it is a mini car doesn't mean that is lacking in comfort and convenience. It is equipped with all the essential amenities air conditioner, power windows, remote central locking, remote boot, remote fuel filler, rear wiper and rear defogger. All of these features help make driving the car an enjoyable experience. The tinted glass shields you from direct sunlight and the rear folding seats allow you to recline when you are tired or turn the entire space into cargo space when there is no passenger in the back seat.
Engine and Gearbox of Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet has always given drivers a seamless and efficient driving experience which is the same when it comes to the Spark. Its state-of-the-art and hushed SMARTECH Engine guarantees a suave drive even on less than perfect or bumpy roads making it any driver’s ideal companion. It has amazing fuel efficiency and outstanding technology to ensure an unmatched driving experience. A four cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission provides a maximum power of 63 bhp and a torque of 90 Nm. The fuel tank capacity is of 35 litres.
Chevrolet Spark Mileage
Fuel costs will be the last thing that a driver would want to think of. The smooth and great engine of Chevrolet Spark gives a mileage of 18 km/litre as certified by international certification agencies as per rule 115 of CMVR. If you want to see it for yourself, go ahead and test-drive a Chevrolet Spark today to experience a smooth drive.
Chevrolet Spark is available in five variants: 1.0, 1.0 LS, 1.0 LT, LPG LS and LPG LT.
Chevrolet Spark is available in six attractive shades: Red, White, Silver, Black, Grey and Misty Lake.
The safety features provided are central high mount stop lamps and fog lamps for better vision. Rear door child locks and 2.5mph impact proof rear and front bumpers are also present. Door Ajar warning display option is available in all the variants of Chevrolet Spark.
Suspension and Braking
Like other Chevrolet cars, the Spark also has a MacPherson Struts front suspension and a Torsion Beam Axle rear suspension, which are standard features in most cars. The front wheels have disk brake system while the rear wheels have drum brake system. The strong suspension provides adequate protection in case of a sideway collision and the robust brakes help avoid collision at a very short notice.
Aside from the vibrant shades, Chevrolet gives car owners the luxury to make their cars more comfortable and personalized. If you plan to purchase a Chevrolet Spark soon, you can get your very own accessories from a huge range of accessories designed specifically for Spark. You can get genuine accessories from any Chevrolet store in India or check online to browse through their gallery. You can look for different accessories online by using the filters to quickly narrow down your options. You can then find accessories that best fit you and your taste.
Reasons to Buy Chevrolet Spark
There are more than a few reasons you should buy the car. However, the top two reasons are fuel efficiency and a bold look that attracts attention. Another reason you should buy it parking. In a congested parking lot in a crowded street, you will be extremely pleased by the ease with which you managed to park the car. Of course, it's not your dexterity that did it; it's the car that manoeuvres so well that parking in any small space is a piece of cake.
Should you buy the Chevrolet Spark? The answer really depends upon where you live and what you want to do with it. It's not for you if you want power and speed; it's not for you if you work involves driving on rough terrain. However, fuel efficiency, ease of parking and an eye-catching design make it a good buy. If you are the sort who dares to be noticed wherever you go, then the Chevrolet Spark is definitely the car for you