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Chevrolet launches the All-New Spark at 2011 Chevy Motorama

Chevrolet launches the All-New Spark at 2011 Chevy Motorama image

Text: / Photos: Chevrolet Press | posted February 24, 2011 14:40

Evoking coolness and massive appeal through its edgy, fun and stylish design

The Chevy Spark is a car that is ideal for those with a modern lifestyle. With the styling of a sporty hatchback, it showcases the new direction of Chevrolet design and a new trend in the design of small cars. Chevrolet continues its design revolution with the new Spark by bringing exciting looks and great value to all of its products.

Under the hood is a 1.2L DOHC I4 engine and 5-speed manual transmission plus 80.5-horsepower per 60 Newton-meter, that cunningly bridges the gap between a city car and a fully-fledged vehicle in the small passenger car segment. It has five (5) doors and can seat five adults, with leg and headroom that is best in its class, yet at the same time is as compact and easy to maneuver as the smallest city cars. It has roof-mounted side rails for the many out-of-town trips that you'll experience with your friends and family.

Its striking, modern design works harmoniously with its practicality to offer a compromise-free car for urbanites. With the convenience of a much larger vehicle, vibrant appeal and a level of classiness that only an iconic name like Chevrolet can evoke, respect is well-deserved.

The design of the Spark's spacious cabin clearly matches its fun and fashionable exterior look and functionality. One unique feature is the motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster which is mounted on the steering column that provides easy-to-read information through a combination of analog and digital displays.

With fresh colors and fabrics, exterior color schemes echoes inside Chevrolet's signature 'dual cockpit' layout and its door panels. Textured inserts flow from the instrument panel to each side of the cabin into the doors, adding another eye-catching and stylish element to the interior.

Whether it's within the confines of the city limits or out on the open road, a good looking car has to be as impressive to drive as it is to look at and the 2011 Chevrolet Spark is all that and more.

As such, the Chevrolet Spark has taut, responsive handling characteristics, at the heart of which is a very stiff integral body frame structure, designed to aid the car's dynamic performance and provide the driver with a heightened sense of stability, solidity and confident road command.

Standard safety equipment includes driver airbags, front seatbelts, which are equipped with central door lock, child safety seat latching system, anti-theft and electronic immobilizer. The coolest new small car in town is set to offer value for money and running costs that are as enticing as its vibrant stance. Distinctive, edgy styling conveys energy and spirited performance because this is a small car that's as fun to drive as it is economical to own.

The car was launched with an aptly prepared Sparkling Chevy presentation at the 2nd Philippine International Pyro Musical Olympics. The Small Car with an Attitude retails at a very attractive Php568,000.