All-new mini-car with maximum attitude
The all-new Chevrolet
Spark, making its world premiere at the Geneva auto show in March, is a
small car designed to make a big statement. It’s big on style, big on
fuel economy and, like all products carrying the Chevrolet gold bowtie,
big on refinement and value.
Its design breaks the
mold for mini-cars and takes Chevrolet’s signature styling elements to
this vehicle segment in a youthful, fun and fashion-conscious way.
Spark was inspired by the
Chevrolet Beat concept, the most popular of a
trio of mini-car concepts
that has toured international auto shows since 2007. A clear majority
among 1.9 million internet voters said it was the car they wanted
The crisp lines of the five-door hatchback provide a wedge-like
profile. Below Chevrolet’s hallmark two-tier grille and headlamps that
resemble diamond cut lines, the shape of the fog lamp housings and the
“floating” lower air intake extend the sense of forward movement.
Strong wheel arches accommodate up to 15-inch wheels to give the car a
dynamic, ready-to-go stance.
The rear door handles are
integrated into the upper part of the door to preserve the clean lines
of rear quarter panel and wheel arches. In the rear, an integrated
tailgate spoiler and Chevrolet’s round tail lights add to Spark’s
With an overall length of
3,640 mm and a generous 2,375 mm wheelbase, Spark offers a spacious
cabin with outstanding leg and hip room in the front and rear.
The design of Spark’s spacious cabin clearly matches its fun and
fashion exterior look and functionality. A unique feature is the
motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster. Mounted on the steering column,
it provides easy- to- read information to the driver utilizing a
combination of analog and digital displays.
With fresh colors and
fabrics, exterior color schemes continue inside to Chevrolet’s
signature ‘dual cockpit’ layout and the door panels. Textured inserts
flow from the instrument panel to each side of the cabin into the
doors, adding another eye-catching element to the interior.
Spark also boasts a high level of interior acoustic refinements typical of larger vehicles.
Engines and safety
Sales will start in Europe featuring 1.0 and 1.2-liter 16-valve
four-cylinder double overhead camshaft gasoline engines, delivering
excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions.
Depending on global
markets, safety equipment includes driver and passenger front air bags,
front side airbags, roof rail head curtain airbags, antilock brakes and
electronic stability control. Other safety features include
pre-tensioners for front seat belts and three-point belts in the rear.
Spark has been developed and is expected to achieve high crash test
Europe leads start of sales
Spark will be available in European dealerships early 2010,
followed by other global regions. Spark is the newest in a series of
all-new, globally developed Chevrolet vehicles that are defined by
expressive design, refinement and value.