| Overview - Chevrolet Chevrolet Spark
The World’s biggest carmaker manufacturer General Motors have launched a small car named Chevrolet Spark in India. This model resembles the old Daewoo matiz. Chevrolet Spark will be available in two versions; petrol engine: 795cc and 995cc. It will deliver a power of 8KW and torque of 68.6 Nm@4600 rpm. The three-cylinder design provides a very flat torque curve, which results in a less peak power delivery. The 795cc engine claims to give a mileage of 19.2kpl with a top speed of 142 km/hr. Monoform design reduces the front and rear overhang which means easy parking in metros and also maximizes the wheelbase, and in turn improves cabin space. Its body is made of high strength steel, which makes the car lighter and gives the required stability. The main feature of the Spark is the cockpit, which is divided into two main sections. In the driver’s direct line of view, there is a semi-circular set of displays incorporating the control and warning
The car has completely new pedal box design with durable plastic moulded pedals. It has a noise-insulating mat between the engine compartment and the dashboard improves the sound insulating effect. The car claims a mileage of 17.85kpl with a top speed of 156Km/hr. Then, in the center of the dashboard and slightly raised, is the instrument panel with classic-style analogue displays, easily visible to all Spark occupants. They provide information on rpm, speed and fuel level. Gas pressure shock absorbers together with softer mounting rubbers in the suspension links will improve the ride comfort. Chevrolet claims spark gives you greater visibility from the high driving position with low waistline and slim pillars for tight reversing occasions.