December 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Shanghai-GM launched the new Chevrolet Spark at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Price starts at a higher than expected 77.800 yuan and ends at 88.800. ‘8’ is considered a lucky number in China. The Spark gets a 4-cilinder 1.0 with 50kw and 90nm, mated to a 4-speed auto or 5-speed manual.
December 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Shanghai-GM brings the new Chevrolet Spark to the Guangzhou Auto Show and it loox much less exiting than the concept. That is a normal thing to happen indeed but in this case the difference is hugely, and hugely dissapointing. The Spark does’t even seem a very modern car and stands on extremely small tires. Good for fuel consumption I guess but not too good for handling, especially in windy times. The Spark gets a 4-cilinder 1.0 with 50kw and 90nm, mated to a 4-speed auto or 5-speed manual. Price will start around 60.000 yuan.
December 12, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Shanghai-GM Chevrolet Spark will debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show starting next week. The Spark will be made in China by Shanghai (SAIC)-GM. The Spark is powered by a 4-cilinder 1.0 with 50kw and 90nm, mated to a 4-speed auto or 5-speed manual. Price will start around 60.000 yuan. The last generation Spark was a success until Chery copied it and called it the QQ, which sold for over 10.000 yuan less than the Spark. Let’s see whether Chery will do the same trick again…
March 22, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Last week we saw some vague photo’s of a new Chevrolet Spark covered with a lot of extra plastic. Today we have the first pictures of the production model that might be called the ‘Spark Sports’.
March 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Shanghai-GM can’t say goodbye to its old Spark. Some said production would be over soon but this machine proves otherwise. It is a cross-kind-of-a-thing with the usual cross stuff to make it more ugly. Roofrails, check. More plastic on the bumpers, check. Dark plastic around the wheel arches, check. Roofrails, check.