Chevrolet Spark – Sparkling Delights

Chevrolet cars are well regarded for its style, precision and comfort. They have an imposing appearance with the typical Chevy front. All their vehicles have been an instant hit in the Indian car market, and their small hatch, the Spark is not far behind. Chevrolet Spark gets a new and improved body design.


This hatchback from the stables of General Motors, has become more sporty and stylish. Spark is available in two engine options- Petrol and LPG and 5 variants – base, LS and LT in Petrol and LS and LT in LPG. Chevrolet Spark is available in colors like Velvet Red, Caviar Black, Linen Beige, Sandrift Grey, Summit White and Misty Lake.

The 995 cc petrol engine generates 62 bhp @ 5400 rpm and delivers a torque of 90.3 Nm @ 4200 rpm. This engine is powerful with many innovative new features like a Dual Distributor-Less Ignition System (DDLI), Sequential MPFI, an Advanced Optical Sensor and a Motorised Throttle Intake System (MTIS). The 995 cc SOHC LPG engine churns out 62 bhp in petrol mode and 60 bhp in LPG mode and delivers a torque of 90.3 @ 4200 rpm. The LPG variants of Chevrolet Spark are equipped with a sequential injection-type LPG kit. The engines are mated to 5-speed manual transmission system. The turning radius of 4.5 m helps the Spark to move easily through city traffic.

The new aerodynamic frame adds to the whole appeal. The twin port grille, headlamps, and silver roof rails complement its aerodynamic styling. The tail lamps have chrome touches. The interiors are spacious. The instrument cluster comes with a digital tachometer, digital tripmeter and digital fuel gauge. The Chevrolet Spark is equipped with many advanced safety features. However, airbags are not offered even as an option. The fog lamps add to the beauty of the exterior and also provide enhanced road visibility. The newly added rear reflector tail lamps make night driving easy.  Central locking is available only in the higher-end model. The rear seats are foldable with seatback shopping hooks. The seat base slopes slightly downwards which is uncomfortable on long drives.

The top variants gets power windows on all four doors, power steering, internally adjustable rear-view mirrors, rear defogger and an MP3 CD player with Aux and USB input.

Chevrolet Spark is one of the top selling brands in India. It is the perfect small family car to be driven in congested cities with ample practical features. The Spark comes in a price range of Rs 3.44 to 3.9 lakhs and is especially a good choice for first time car buyers considering the easy handling and cheap price.

The top competitors for Chevrolet Spark are the Maruti Alto 800, the Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon.

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