Welcome to Geneva! Meet the 2010 Chevrolet Spark! 47 mpg (U.S.)!

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Chevrolet Spark

Welcome to Geneva! Meet the Chevrolet Spark! 47 mpg (U.S.)!

image above for a high-res of the 2010 Chevy Spark

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World Premiere

All-New Spark: A Mini-Car with

Edgy styling adds to mini-car segment

Youthful look with unique instrument pod

Class-leading front and passenger room

Frugal engines deliver sub-120 g CO2

The all-new Chevrolet Spark, its world premiere at Geneva, is a car designed to make a big statement. big on style, big on fuel economy like all products carrying the bowtie, big on value.

Distinctive, styling conveys energy and because this is a mini-car as fun to drive as it is economical to own.

punchy 1.0 and 1.2-liter four-cylinder engines and a five-door hatchback format offering surprising the Chevy Spark is set to light up mini-car segment.

Due on sale early next it is a production-ready version of the Beat car, the most popular of a of Chevy mini concepts toured international motor in 2007. A clear majority 1.9 million internet voters it was the car they preferred.

Spark bring a fresh dimension to growing mini-car segment, Wayne Brannon, GM Europe President, Chevrolet. It offers efficiency, functionality and eye-catching combined with excellent


Size matters

For ‘cute and read ‘strong and sharp’ the message behind Spark’s looks. Its edgy styling the usual mold for city car by making no soft, visual about lack of size. continues Chevrolet’s design by bringing exciting looks to in the value segment.

The crisp of the mono-cab body express a profile, with the deep balanced by prominent side scallops, sculptured fenders and teardrop headlamp units. The contours of the bodywork are free rubbing strips or exterior

At the front, the bold twin-port leads up to a hood that’s sculpted above the headlamps. the grille, the lines of the fog lamp and the ‘floating’ lower air intake the sense of forward movement. rear wheel-arches, well with a choice of 13, 14 or 15-inch give the car a crouched, ready-to-go

Rear door handles, to preserve the clean look of wheel-aches, an integrated rear spoiler and signature Chevy lights with round are other design details add to Spark’s ‘must-have’ appeal.

and poised, the Chevy Spark is a car with ‘attitude’, small yet of its size.

Inspired cabin

The design of Spark’s surprisingly cabin has the flair to match its looks. The use of quality materials and an execution were key interior requirements, demonstrating that cars offering big value not look utilitarian or spartan

Bright and engaging, the interior an evolution of Chevrolet’s signature cockpit’ design. The textured fascia moldings flow side of the cabin into the creating a feeling of space belies Spark’s diminutive

Exterior bodywork colors are through into the lower and door panels. And the main are all highlighted in signature Chevy adding to the cabin’s youthful

A unique, motorcycle-inspired main pod, incorporating a large and digital tachometer display, is striking design feature.

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The heating, ventilation and navigation are all neatly presented in an integrated stack. A small floor includes twin cup-holders, storage cubbyholes and a gearshift finished in aluminum to match the of the steering wheel.

Spark a generous 2,375 mm wheelbase its 3,640 mm long body, helps to deliver a cabin class-leading passenger leg and hip room, and rear. The seats are upholstered in a of bright, contrasting fabrics, top-of-line variants even uplevel French seam

Despite its minimal rear for ease of parking, Spark an above average 170-liter volume, easily increased to 994 by lowering the 60/40 split-fold seat-back. All four door are large enough to provide onboard storage for oddments. versatility can be taken a step by specifying roof rails, a option in the segment.

The extensive roster includes: a height-adjustable seat, tilting steering electrically-powered front windows, front seats, steering audio controls, electrically-powered and door mirrors, a trip and ‘anti-freeze’ windshield wipers.

On the

Newly-developed, all-aluminum 1.0 and 1.2-liter engines, generating 66 hp/49 kW and 78 kW respectively, are expected to offer cycle fuel economy of 5.0L/100 km, together with CO2 of less than 120 g.

These efficient, Euro 5 16-valve motors are mated to a manual gearbox. The 1.2-liter is expected to deliver zero to 100 acceleration in a brisk 12.4

Apart from fewer to the filling station, Spark delivers a level of running and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) of a larger car. A three-level suppression program focused on insulation in the floor, the front and inner body panels. The is based on McPherson strut suspension, with a space-saving beam set-up at the rear.

Stability Control (ESC) be offered as an option.

Standard equipment includes driver, passenger, side and curtain The front seatbelts are equipped pre-tensioners and there are three, belts for rear passengers. is expected to achieve a high crash test rating.

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In the last three annual mini-car sales in have grown from one million to almost 1.4 million and Spark, backed by the high promise of the gold bowtie, is to substantially increase Chevrolet’s of the segment, particularly in western markets.

While re-energizing Chevrolet’s offer, Spark is the next in a new product development program led by the compact sedan, being this spring. Both feature a new, more design language for the brand. will also be joined year by an all-new compact based on the Orlando concept car shown last year.

continues to be Europe’s fastest-growing automotive brand. Despite market conditions in the second of 2008, Chevrolet increased its sales volume by almost 11 selling more than cars in Europe for the first The launches of Spark, Cruze and will add momentum to this success story.

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