“MORE for less”. That’s the mantra of Australia’s traditional automotive powerhouses, including the ambitious new global model adventure from Holden, which arrives this time in the form of the an all-new version of the Spark (the pint sized Barina replacement).
The feature packed car demonstrates how Holden’s innovation is the key to an affordable but diverse compact car. Starting from just $14,000, the Spark boasts evolutionary connectivity for a small car, with a seven-inch colour touch screen and Apple CarPlay/Android AutoPlay as standard.
Holden’s Director of Vehicle Performance, Ian Butler, said the Spark was developed with a laser-like focus on the customer, not just from a connectivity perspective but also in the drivability and performance of the company’s most compact car.
“Holden engineers have been heavily involved in the development of Spark from the outset, to make sure Australian customer needs are satisfied,” he said. “We know that Spark drivers are more adventurous and will likely experience a variety of roads, including part-sealed bitumen and gravel on trips camping, to the beach or just down to the shops.”
The Spark project was created as a joint venture with GM global, enhancing the CVT transmission in the car, and combining it with a brand new 1.4-litre engine, with a 16 percent power increase and 20 percent more torque.
The Holden Spark will go on sale at dealerships across Australia from April 2016.