The Chevrolet Spark is a city car, originally marketed in the UK as the Daewoo Matiz, with the current generation being launched in 2009.  It is a 5-door, front-wheel drive hatchback powered by a choice of 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre petrol engines.  The Chevrolet Spark does have a budget image and feel about it, attracting negative comments on the quality of its interior plastics, but has low running costs with fuel economy figures of a combined 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.  The performance and ride are unremarkable, but the interior provides a deceptively roomy cabin space for its occupants.  The boot space is also limited compared to other cars in its class, particularly with the seats up, but the Chevrolet Spark is aimed at buyers looking for a cheap and cheerful urban runabout rather than a load-lugger, or a motorway cruiser.

Prices for the Chevrolet Spark range between £7,375 and £10,695.  The entry level model is the 1.0-litre model, which suffers from a very limited list of standard equipment.  It does have power steering, an immobiliser, and driver, passenger, and front side airbags.  The Chevrolet Spark has an overall Euro NCAP safety rating of 4-stars after extensive crash testing by the independent European consumer organisation.

As you move up through the range, buyers can expect increasing levels of standard equipment.  The top-of-the-range Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LT benefits from the addition of central locking, stability control, alloy wheels, climate control, electric door mirrors, electric windows, and CD player with MP3 connectivity.

New purchasers can feel piece of mind with the 5-year, 100,000 mile manufacturers warranty included as standard by Chevrolet on all new Sparks.