The Chevrolet Spark, sold in Australia as the Holden Barina Spark, makes its US-market debut this week. With it comes a set of styling tweaks that separate the American model from the Australian-delivered offering.
Among the design changes are a new front bumper with a one-piece intake and foglight housing, adding large chrome highlights at the front and new taillight internals at the rear.
Power for the US-market Spark comes from the same 1.2 litre engine featured in the Australian model, but while ours is already well-equipped with six airbags, American buyers will get an extra four as standard equipment.
The Chevrolet Spark also benefits from a seven-inch colour touchscreen, powered by GM's "MyLink" infotainment system, which is not available in Australia.
In Australia, the Barina Spark has not ignited massive market interest, despite its above-par standard equipment package.
Whether we'll see an updated styling (and feature?) package for the Barina Spark in the near future is unclear. TMR has contacted Holden Australia for details.
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