Chevrolet Philippines launches all-new Spark

What you need to know about Chevy's newest offering
Feb 21, 2011
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If the horrendous traffic last weekend forced you to miss the Chevy Motorama at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where the all-new Spark city car was launched, don't fret. We have all the details you need to know about Chevrolet Philippines' latest offering.

Styled as a sporty hatchback, the Spark continues Chevrolet's design direction and goal to bring exciting looks and great value to all of its products.

The all-new Spark is a much bigger vehicle than its predecessor so a six-foot tall passenger will have no trouble sitting in the front seat; the old one had the passenger's scalp becoming very intimate with the car's headliner. The Spark cunningly bridges the gap between a city car and a subcompact passenger car as it can seat five adults comfortably while offering best-in-its-class leg and headroom. It claims, however, to be very compact and as easy to maneuver as the smallest city car in the market.

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The Spark's cabin echoes the playful and fashionable look of its exterior. One example is the motorcycle-inspired, LED-lit instrument cluster, which is fast becoming a trend in city cars these days. Mounted on the steering column, it provides easy-to-read information through a combination analog and digital displays. The Spark's interior also bears Chevrolet's signature dual cockpit layout while the textured inserts that flow from the similarly LED-lit instrument panel to each side of the cabin into the doors add another eye-catching element to the interior.

Powering the Spark is a 1.2-liter, four-cylinder S-TEC II engine that, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, produces 80.5hp and 110Nm of torque. Chevrolet Philippines claims the powertrain combination can enable the Spark to go as far as 22 kilometers on a single liter of unleaded fuel.

Standard safety equipment includes driver-side airbag, central door lock, child safety seat latching system, anti-theft alarm with keyless entry and an electronic immobilizer.

The all-new Spark is available in either Green Cocktail Metallic, Moroccan Blue, Carbon Flash Metallic, Super Red, Switchblade Silver or Olympic White at P568,000.

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