General Motors has launched the limited edition Chevy spark that falls in the range of Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh. Facing stiff competition from Hyundai Eon, Nissan Micra and Maruti Alto K10, Chevrolet decided to inject a new lease of life into its ageing hatchback.
The updates are mere cosmetic changes and the spark now features ambient foot well lighting, a new steering wheel cover, limited edition badging, red stripes on the seat covers which add a tinge of sportiness and dashes of chrome on the exterior.
The dual tone front and rear bumpers, clear lens headlamps and the twin-port grille with chrome accents do their best to give the Spark a fresh look, but it's beginning to show its age. Nevertheless the Spark also gets rear view mirrors with integrated turn signals which are a segment first.
The power train and mechanicals have been left largely untouched and are powered by the same 1.0-litre Smartech engine which churns out 63PS and 90Nm of torque - generous for a car in its segment.
The wing shaped instrument cluster mounted on the center of dash comes with a clever combination of both analogue and digital displays which not only give it a modern touch but also improve the visibility from the rear passenger seat.
The Spark limited edition also comes with a standard class-leading warranty of 3years/100000 km which ensures your running and maintenance costs are kept to a bare minimum.
The Spark's ride, stability and comfort in the rear seat have always been its strong points but it has a huge job at hand considering that it is going up against some formidable rivals in the form of the newly launched Datsun G0 and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio.
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