New Spark lost for SA hatch buyers
Last year Chevrolet packed it’s bags and waved SA goodbye for good, so the new Spark hatch is lost to us.
The Spark was one of the most popular budget cars in recent years and many can be seen on the road, doing what they are designed to do, taking their owners to work without fail.
What are SA budget hatch buyers losing out on?
A modern looking car which matches the latest offerings from style masters such as Kia and Hyundai.
There’s also more tech in the Spark and more safety features.
According to Chevrolet, features such as Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking will make the budget hatch a safe commuter because it can help drivers prevent or reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions by applying the brakes, or enhancing the driver’s braking.
The brand has also upped the ante as far as on-board communication goes with a standard infotainment system featuring phone integration compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar and access to the MyChevrolet mobile app.
Under the bonnet the new Spark will feature a 1.4-litre DOHC engine offered with a manual transmission or an available continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Going through the car’s specification sheet, it’s clear that if Chevrolet was still around, SA buyers would have liked the new Spark.