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Spark gets cheaper

The Chevrolet Spark has become more affordable.

A new entry-level model has been added to the range wearing the moniker, Campus. It joins the 1.2 L and LS models in the Spark line-up.

At a smidge below R100 000, the Chevrolet Spark Campus will certainly appeal to first-time buyers and parents seeking a cheap and cheerful set of wheels for their newly-licensed offspring.

But what's the catch?

"It retains all the latest styling and technology virtues of the L and LS models but cuts back on some of the non-essentials and styling options offered on the L specification level. The result is a trendy small car that ticks all the boxes in terms of technology, safety, styling and performance and is offered as an exceptional value for money proposition with a recommended retail price of just R99 900 including VAT, ” said Chevrolet's vice-president of sales and marketing, Malcolm Gauld.

Standard safety features in the Campus include ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and driver and passenger front airbags with de-activation for the passenger system.

It also has air conditioner, power steering, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, tinted glass all round, rear window defogger and cup holders. Powering the Spark is a 1.2-litre engine, with 60kW and a fuel consumption figure of 5,4 l/100km.

A service plan is optional, but Chevrolet throws in a a 5 year/ 120 000km warranty with roadside assistance for the full warranty period as standard.

Date Published: 2012/08/08
Author: Staff Reporter