General Motors South Africa has expanded the Chevrolet Spark line-up to include a top-of-the-range LT specification level in a new four-model passenger line-up, as well as an urban delivery solution called the Spark Pronto.
The Chevrolet Spark is refreshed for 2013 with the adoption of a number of exterior and interior styling revisions. The profile remains but is complemented by a new frontal treatment including revised front fascia, rocker mouldings, a larger radiator grille, revised headlamp treatment, and side mirrors that incorporate indicators.
Side-on, the 2013 Spark now features a decorative chrome strip along the belt line and new alloy wheels in either 14-inch or 15-inch sizes for the Spark LT. A new tail-light treatment along with a decorative chrome strip on the tailgate lift handle are also present. The rear bumper is restyled with a triangular chromed tailpipe incorporated. On the LS and LT models, a large roof spoiler incorporating a high mount stop light is a standard fitment.
Body styling on the Spark LT is enhanced with the optional Sports Style Decal kit available in white, silver, and black. This consists of components for the bonnet, roof panel, lift gate and roof spoiler.
The interior of the Chevrolet Spark for 2013 is defined by new fabric materials and designs. Minor changes have been made to the positioning of controls in the centre stack for improved ergonomics and styling. Interior trim colour is matched to exterior colour choice with four variations of interior trim available.
The space utilisation within the Spark provides adequate and comfortable seating for five, says GMSA, with 170 litres of luggage capacity available. The rear seat offers a 60/40 fold-down split to provide a versatile increase in available luggage space. Additional storage is provided in the form of a centre console with dual cup holders and storage bin for small items such as cellphones. Both front doors have storage pockets incorporating bottle holders. Seatback pockets on passenger front seat provide generous storage for rear seat passengers.
All Spark models are powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder, 16-valve, double-overhead camshaft engine. Maximum power is 60kW at 6400rpm with peak torque of 108Nm delivered at 4800rpm. Drive is via a five-speed manual transmission to the front wheels. This performance is matched to economy with average combined cycle fuel usage of 5.4 litres 100km and CO2 emissions of 129g/km.
The Chevrolet Spark is covered by a five-year or 120 000km warranty with five-year unlimited kilometre anti-corrosion cover. Service intervals for the new Spark are 12 months or 15 000 kilometres. A service plan is available as a cost option at the time of purchase.
Chevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus: R106 100
Chevrolet Spark 1.2 L: R113 600
Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LS: R123 000
Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LT: R136 500
Chevrolet Spark "Pronto" van: R101 500