Chevrolet launched the Spark to replace the Chevrolet Matiz and it was a vast improvement on its predecessor. The exterior styling was fully updated and modern with a more angular design making it very much stand out on the road. It is also a 5-door car, making it easy for passengers to get in and out.
The Chevrolet Spark has a range of petrol engines available to make this little city car great for everyone.
The base model is a 1.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine as well as a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is able to accelerate from 0-60 in seconds and has a top speed of 94 mph – perfect for a small city car. When it comes to running costs, the Spark a combined fuel economy of 56.5 mpg. However as this is a city car and is designed for use in the city, the Spark develops an urban economy of 42.8 mpg. If you were tempted to take it out of the city environment, then it would deliver an extra urban fuel economy of 68.9 mpg. There is another Spark model that is very similar with the simple addition of air-conditioning.
A more improved model is the Spark LT with a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 5-speed gearbox. With a slightly more powerful engine, this Spark has a top speed of 102 mph. It can also accelerate from 0-60 in 12.7 seconds. Again with regards to running costs, it can deliver an urban fuel economy of 42.8 mpg, which as a city car should be a main concern. However, its extra urban running costs are 68.9 mpg and combined fuel economy is 56.5 mpg.
In the Spark cabin
Chevrolet Spark comes with 5 seats that supply plenty of space for the driver and passenger in front, with adequate if not slightly cramped space in the back. It has enough space for parents and their children to use in the city with regards to space. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and all round visibility is good.
The Spark’s dashboard is well set out and uncluttered, making it very user-friendly. The LT and LTZ models both have adjustable steering wheels to ensure you can get the best driving position. With regards to boot space, the Spark has 170-litres with the rear seats up, but if you drop them then that increases to 568-litres.
Take it to the road
When it comes to handling, the Chevrolet Spark performs well with easy handling at both slow speeds and motorway speeds. The suspension also soaks up most of the bumps in the road in order to ensure a comfortable ride.
Chevrolet Sparks are a great little city car that should be taken into account when considering buying or getting a car lease deal. It can offer so much for a small family or a first time driver for a city car. If you are seriously looking into leasing cars in the UK, then check out the Chevrolet Spark.