General Motors India Launches All-New Chevrolet Spark
New Delhi – General Motors India launched the all-new Chevrolet Spark. The popular small car is more sporty and stylish than ever before, with several new exterior features and interior amenities. The Spark is available in Petrol & LPG Options.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lowell Paddock, President & Managing Director, GM India, said “The all-new Spark will build on the success of its predecessors and stand out against the competition in India’s rapidly growing small car market. The introduction of the all-new Spark reinforces GM’s commitment to continually roll out new and upgraded products that exceed the expectations of car buyers nationwide,” Mr. Paddock added.
Since launching the Spark in 2007, GM India has regularly introduced new variants and color options. The all-new Spark sets a new benchmark for its segment through its modern design, clever space utilization, affordability and engineering. It has added the convenience of the first-of-its-kind Chevrolet Promise Cost of Ownership Program.
Mature and Bold Exterior
The all-new Spark has a more mature and bold exterior. The twin-port grille, a signature Chevrolet design cue, gives it a premium hatchback look from the front. The styling has been enhanced with stylish new clear lens “quotation” headlamps; chrome accents on the grille, which features new graphic patterns; sporty fog lamps with trendy bezels surrounded by chrome; dual-tone front and rear bumpers that give the small car an energetic look; and stylish rear reflectors that provide even greater safety.
New Spark will be available in six vibrant colours; Velvet Red, Caviar Black, Linen Beige, Sandrift Grey, Summit White and Misty Lake.
Redesigned Interior with a Local Flair
The bold exterior is complemented by a ground-breaking interior that is highlighted by a completely redesigned cockpit with a local flair. The primary colour, Dark Urban, flows from the dashboard and encircles occupants. Light urban colours in doors and seats create a sense of harmony. The all-new Spark’s premium upholstery is trendy, taking inspiration from the Indian culture. The new door pad design has an upmarket look.
Positioned at the centre of the dashboard and easily visible to all occupants are a “wing-inspired” speedometer and instruments, which feature a combination of analogue and digital displays that lend a modern feeling to the interior.
Thanks to its intelligent packaging and 2,345-mm wheelbase, the five-seater offers a comparatively large amount of space and a feeling of roominess. Like its predecessors, the all-new Spark has a generous assortment of smart storage spaces.
Economical yet Powerful Engine
The all-new Spark is powered by an economical yet powerful S-Tec engine, which was developed exclusively for the nameplate. The four-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine delivers peak power of 63 PS @ 5,400 rpm and peak torque of 90.3 Nm @ 4,200 rpm. Power and torque are maximised at lower speeds, making the all-new Spark ideal for commuting both in congested cities and on open highways.
The engine includes many new-age innovations such as Sequential MPFI, a Dual Distributor-Less Ignition System (DDLI), a Motorized Throttle Intake System (MTIS) and an Advanced Optical Sensor. This ensures smooth, noiseless, efficient, powerful, reliable and low-maintenance operation.
The all-new Spark LPG variants come with a next-generation sequential injection-type LPG kit. It offers several advantages, including no engine backfiring while changing to LPG mode or back to petrol for a smoother ride, good fuel economy, low running cost, better power and pick-up, and lower emissions compared to the competition.
The factory-fitted LPG kit is certified by ARAI and DOE. It comes with the standard company warranty of three years/100,000 km along with Chevrolet Promise.
Advanced Safety Focus
The all-new Spark carries forward the nameplate’s focus on safety. Fifty-one per cent of the total weight of the Spark’s body shell consists of high-strength steel, providing great rigidity and stability while lowering weight. Precisely defined load paths with energy-absorbing profiles protect passengers in the event of a head-on or rear-end collision.
Optimized links between the B-Pillar and sills provide side impact protection. The B-Pillar is made of tailor-welded blanks with two steel sheets of different thicknesses, reducing the chance of the B-Pillar’s intrusion into the passenger compartment during an accident.
The all-new Spark comes with a three-year/100,000-km standard warranty, which is an industry first in its segment. In addition, customers can opt for a unique add-on service maintenance package, the Chevrolet Promise Cost of Ownership Program, which provides free maintenance for three years or 45,000 km (whichever comes first).
Several Well-Appointed Variants
Living up to the Spark’s reputation for being a great value-for-money car, three well-appointed variants for the all-new model with a petrol engine and two equally well-appointed variants for the all-new model with an LPG engine are available.
All-New Chevrolet Spark Base: Rs. 326,365
All-New Chevrolet Spark LS: Rs. 352,565
All-New Chevrolet Spark LT: Rs. 381,365
All-New Chevrolet Spark LS – LPG: Rs. 381,665
All-New Chevrolet Spark LT – LPG: Rs. 410,465
(All prices ex-Showroom Delhi)
Chevrolet was founded in Detroit in 1911. Chevrolet products are sold in more than 140 countries. The Chevrolet brand was introduced in India in 2003 and is one of the fastest-growing automotive nameplates in the country. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio in India includes the Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Tavera. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.co.in.