Aug 13, 2012
Budget car market hots up as SA-made Chev Spark dips below R100 000Back
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“The transfer of the manufacture of this latest generation Chevrolet small car to South Africa has allowed us to far better exploit the opportunities that this affords in tailoring vehicle specifications to specific local requirements and contain costs in an important market segment,” he explains.
“At the time of the commencement of local manufacture and the announcement of the new Chevrolet Spark range for 2012 we alluded to some excitement in the range still to come,” notes Gauld.
The Chevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus joins the Spark 1.2 L and Spark 1.2 LS derivatives.
Safety features on the Campus include ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution, as well as driver and passenger front airbags. Security features include a transponder immobiliser system and key-activated central locking.
Convenience features include manual air conditioning, power steering, height-adjustment for the driver’s seat, tinted glass all round, rear window defogger, cup holders and interior courtesy and map lights. Styling includes colour-coded door handles, bumpers and exterior rear view mirrors.
From a performance perspective, the new Chevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus has the same drivetrain as the Spark 1.2 L and LS models. The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, in-line engine produces 60 kW at 6 400 rpm, with 108 Nm of torque at 4 800 rpm. This is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
Top speed on the Campus is 164 km/h, with acceleration from rest to 100 km/h in 13.3 seconds.
The Chevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus is covered by a 5-year/120 000 km warranty, with roadside assistance for the full warranty period.
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