Chevrolet Spark Review
General Motors has launched its new Chevrolet Spark which is an ideal car for city driving and on highways. The Spark is a four seating car and it is easy to handle in tight city streets also. The car comes with a powerful engine with lot of advanced features also. The Spark would be a tough competitor to its similar segments.
Models of Chevrolet Spark
The Chevrolet Spark is available in both petrol and LPG variants. The petrol models of the car includes
1) Chevrolet Spark 1.0
2) Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LS
3) Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LT
Likewise, the LPG variant of the car includes
1) Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LS LPG
2) Chevrolet Spark 1.0 LT LPG
The colours of Chevrolet Spark are very attractive and they are
1) Misty Lake
2) Velvet Red
3) Switch Blade Silver
4) Linen Beige
5) Summit White
6) Caviar Black
Engine, Mileage and Fuel Economy
The Chevrolet Spark is powered by a 1.0 litre petrol engine of displacement 995cc with a five speed manual transmission system which churns out a maximum power of 62.1 BHP @ 5400 RPM and maximum torque of about 90.3 NM @ 4200 RPM. It is also available in LPG also which is powered by a 4 cylinder 8V SOHC MPFI engine delivering a power of 60.16 BHP. The mileage generated by the petrol variant is 15kmpl in the city and 18kmpl on the highways and LPG generates a mileage of 13.2 kilometer per kilogram. The performance of the Spark engine is very good and it can reach from 0 to 100 kms in just 15.1 seconds. The maximum speed generated by the car is approximately 153 kmph and the aerodynamic design makes it very smooth.
Design and Comfort
The interiors of the spark is very upgraded and it comes with the new stylish upholstery of dual tone-light urban and dark urban interiors. The front row space in the car is really good including the quality of the plastics. The headroom is very decent and neat eventhough it is tall. It has a semi cloth seat covers with excellent designs and the rear seats are foldable which results an increased boot space. The Spark comes with a new design instrument panel with silver finish enhancing the style of the hatchback. GM has designed the car with excellent, stylish and advanced features. The drive is very controlled and the passengers are very comfortable while riding. The cabin of the car is very spacious and it has an air conditioning system with power steering and power window features. With these, it also has instruments like a digital tachometer, digital trip-meter, digital fuel guage, low fuel warning, door ajar warning, bottle holders in door trims along with the cup holder on the centre console.
The good looking car Spark is designed with refined exteriors and new upgrades. It looks so trendy and modern with changes in the front and rear part. The Spark gets a new split honeycomb grille with a Chevrolet logo. The car is integrated with body colored bumpers along with full wheel covers in the high end LT model and hub caps to the wheel in the lower too. The front grille of the car is of chrome finished type, sporty rear spoiler, satin silver roof rails, stylish fog lamps which enhances the exteriors of the car. All the variants of the car has a tinted glasses giving sporty look. The car features an impressive and attractive headlamps which looks so small and cute along with fine curves. Regarding the measurements, the length of the car is 3495 mm, width is 1495 mm and 1518 mm height respectively. While talking about the wheels, Spark possess a tubeless 155/70 R13 tyres which offers a smooth ride and good handling. The Company believes that definitely it would attract the customers.
Braking and Handling
The car offers a decent braking and handling features. The Spark is well equipped with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. The car does not have ABS, EBD and BA but the brake boosters is well and good for controlling. It has a front suspension system of McPherson Strut with Anti Roll bar and Torsion beam axle rear suspension system.
The Chevrolet Spark is available with various safety features but it lack features like Anti-Lock Braking System and airbags. Spark consists of three point ELR seat belts for better safety of the passengers. The ELR stands for Emergency Locking Retractors helpful in case of a sudden brake or a collision. In addition, it has rear doors with child safety lock and central locking with anti-glare day/night rear view mirror. The headlamp leveling device assures for better safety and vision during night driving.
Spark has achieved many awards such as Interior Award, Most Dependable Compact Car and Best Compact Car in Initial Quality 2010, Power Quality Award etc