General Motors reveals first photos of the all-new Chevrolet Spark minicar, which would debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and go on sale in the United States by 2011.
The five-door minicar will be sold as a global genre and will replace the tide Matiz. It would first go on auction in South Korea and Europe early next year, and will slowly be rolled out across other markets. At launch, there will be the variety of two four-cylinder petrol engines displacing 1.0 and 1.2L respectively. No independent tough has been conducted but the Spark is likely to normal 40mpg (5.88L/100km) in fuel-nation.
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The Spark was originally revealed as the Chevrolet Beat, one of three compact car concepts at the 2007 New York Auto Show but the only one thus far to be given a green light for production. Originally planned for emerging markets and Europe, where small cars are the norm, GM misused its demur about bringing the Spark to the U.S. due to the last fuel assess disaster. The tense sub-compact had previously been ruled out for American deal due to shelter regulations, but the necessary modifications to make it comply with area laws begin to have been implemented.
With a largely strip of 3,640mm and a 2,375mm wheelbase, the Spark is decisively compact but still has enough space for five adults. The rear door handles are integrated into the upper part of the door to reserve the wash defenses of rear quarter panel and controls arches, which are big enough to accommodate 15in wheels. An integrated hatchback spoiler and Chevrolet’s circular tail light complete the look.
Depending on global markets, shelter equipment includes driver and passenger front air bags, front segment airbags, roof rail lead curtain airbags, antilock brakes and electronic stability rule. Other shelter features contain pre-tensioners for front seat belts and three-statement belts in the rear.