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To be honest, it was a bit difficult to get excited about the all-new Chevrolet Spark at this year's Manila International Auto Show. For one, it was launched without any fanfare. To add to that, it was re-entering a segment that doesn't exactly get a gearhead's blood pumping. Another commuter car, big deal. 

Thankfully, our unenthusiastic response was reversed once we actually drove it. Yes, it's another mini hatch, but it has a few noteworthy features. First up, its sportier styling is a big improvement from the previous generation's ladybug-esque look. Its 1.4-liter mill with 98hp and 128Nm delivers more power and short-term fun than you'd expect from a hatch this size. On a road trip to La Union, the ride proved to be mostly comfortable, save for some stiff bumps we ran into on our unforgiving roads. 

Any car, even a seemingly ordinary mini hatch, can surprise you under the right circumstances. To learn and see more about Chevy's all-new mini hatch, watch the video above. 

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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