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 S: $32,525 - 150 range
SV: $35,115 - 150 range
S Plus: $39,125 - 226 range SV Plus: $40,675 - 215 range SL Plus: $44,825 - 215 range
Horsepower: 147 hp (90kw)
Motor: 160kwh
Battery Capacity: 62kwh LithiumIon Curb Weight: 3,375
the Daewoo Matiz. General Motors India launched the Chevrolet M3X concept based third generation,
as the Chevrolet Spark. In Japan,
the Matiz was sold under the GM Daewoo brand through the Yanase Co., Ltd. dealership network, but
was considered a “compact car”
due to the length, width and engine displacement exceeding the Kei car regulations. In the Philippines, the Matiz was available through the grey market. In 2007, it was released under the name Chevrolet Spark. In Pakistan, the car was initially introduced as Chevrolet. It was manufactured by Nexus Automotive under the name Chevrolet Joy, which has now been replaced by the newer M200 series and is currently sold as the Chevrolet Spark. In Taiwan, the Matiz was
sold under the Formosa brand. From 1998 until 2004, the Matiz
was sold in Europe under the Daewoo badge. It took the Chevrolet marque, as well as the other South Korean models of General Motors, such as the Lacetti and Kalos. CKD kits have been supplied to UzDaewooAuto, FSO and Rodae, to be built and
sold in Uzbekistan, Poland and Romania respectively. FSO began marketing the Matiz under their own brand. New models of the Chevrolet Matiz are sold as the Chevrolet Spark in the UK, due to a rename.
In Mexico, the Matiz was introduced to the market. The model was renamed to Pontiac Matiz G2. It was also sold as Pontiac Matiz and Pontiac G2.
The Pontiac G2 was discontinued in Mexico after a short run as the brand was closed by General Motors. The new version was officially launched
as the Chevrolet Spark, and the Matiz continues to be sold alongside the Spark. An M300-based vehicle was produced in Brazil as a replacement for the Chevrolet Celta. In Colombia, the Matiz was imported by Daewoo distributors and then GM Colmotores began to assemble and sell it branded as Chevrolet Spark. A taxi version called 7/24 was launched. In Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Uruguay and
Venezuela, it is sold as the Chevrolet Spark. In Argentina, the first generation was sold as the Daewoo Matiz through Daewoo importers. The second generation was sold as Chevrolet Spark through Chevrolet dealers. In Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, the former version is sold as the Chevrolet
Spark, and the latest version as the Chevrolet Spark GT. In Paraguay, it was initially sold as Daewoo Matiz, it is sold through Chevrolet dealers.
In North America, the Spark is available in three distinct models:
the 1LS, 1LT, and 2LT, as well as the Electric Vehicle. The equipment on these models are as follows: 1LS: Power windows, cloth seating surfaces w/color-keyed inserts, color-keyed interior trim, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, A/M-F/M stereo w/auxiliary audio input jack, four speakers, four-passenger seating, fold-down rear split seat, OnStar, air conditioning, I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel-drive, and more.
1LT adds: Power door locks, Security system, A/M-F/M touch-screen
MyLink stereo w/USB and auxiliary audio input jacks, Bluetooth w/Stereo Streaming and app capabilities, and SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, steering wheel-mounted audio system controls, six speakers, and cruise control.
2LT adds: Leatherette seating surfaces, power driver’s seat, continuously variable transmission, and alloy wheels w/black-painted accents.
The Electric Vehicle is based on
the 2LT model, and adds unique alloy wheels with black-painted accents, replaces the I4 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with an electric motor, a fixed, 3.87 ratio reduction gear and closes off the front grill
due to being entirely electric.
fourth quarter of 2015. It was closely related to the Opel Karl.
A demonstration model was shown using Apple’s CarPlay dashboard. In 2015, Chevrolet announced that the Spark will also come equipped with Android Auto Capability features. However, only one of their phone brands at any one time can be used.
In North America, the all-new Spark will be available in three models: the base 1LS, the midrange 1LT, and
the top-of-the-line 2LT. All Sparks include an array of standard features:
1.4 L, 1,399 cc (85 cu in) LV7 DOHC I4 (gasoline) producing 98 hp (73 kW).
Chevrolet MyLink seven-inch diagonal touch-screen infotainment system with A/M-F/M radio, Apple CarPlay with Siri Eyes-Free, Android Auto, iPod/USB input jacks, Bluetooth hands-free calling with wireless stereo audio streaming capabilities, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, Bringo GPS navigation via compatible smartphones, pinch- and-zoom gesture capabilities, and full voice command via smartphone
In India, it was launched in 1999 as
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