What could be the next Holden Barina Spark has been spied in the metal in Korea.
Pictures appearing on Korean website ‘bobaedream’ show the new model with only its grille-mounted badge camouflaged.
The car appears to introduce toned-down styling elements from the recently-updated Cruze in the front end.
A new Spark (also known as the Chevrolet Spark in the US) is due to arrive in various markets this year, and Holden has confirmed that a replacement for the current Barina Spark is on the way.
The Spark will be one of 24 new models to wear the Holden badge in Australia before 2020, but whether these spy photos preview the new Spark or not is unclear.
Holden is planning a shift in its current model range, with at least one third of future offerings to be sourced from Opel.
This could mean the recently-teased Opel Karl may instead become the next Barina Spark, and may even revive the Holden Viva name in the process (the Karl will be sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Viva).
The Spark range in Chevrolet spec is expected to continue offering an all-electric option, joining the all-new Volt unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show last month.
Australia is not currently scheduled to see the Spark EV in local showrooms, and whether a Karl EV will eventuate or not is also a mystery.
As it appears the new Spark is on track for an official unveiling soon, expect an announcement on where the next Barina Spark will come from before the end of the year.
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