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There are two things a first car must be good at, luckily, the all-new 2016 Holden Spark has them both covered...

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Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent
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Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...


Australia's cheapest new cars
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Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...


Kia Picanto will outsell all rivals, says company
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Kia Picanto will outsell all rivals, says company

Kia has boldly predicted that its new Picanto hatch will become Australia’s top-selling micro car, even though no price-leading manual gearbox will be offered. Car-makers often shy away from making internal targets public, but not Kia Australia. It wants to capture 300 sales a month, many of which will come from rivals, but also from the used car market...


Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating

The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings heralds maximum five-star ratings for a quartet of newly launched cars — the Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb. The new Holden Spark - our class leader in the micro car segment - is the first in class to get five stars against ANCAP’s most strenuous 2016 rating criteria. It managed 33...


2016 Holden Spark Review
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2016 Holden Spark Review

The 2016 Holden Spark goes right to the top of the micro car class.


2016 Holden Spark 'a new benchmark', potential top-seller
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2016 Holden Spark 'a new benchmark', potential top-seller

The new 2016 Holden Spark has what it takes to go straight to the top of the declining micro-car sales charts, the company says. Said to bring a new sense of maturity, panache and technology to this uber price-sensitive segment, the Spark is also Holden’s first properly new car to launch in some time. It is, the brand claims, "a new benchmark"...


2016 Holden Spark pricing and specifications: $13,990 hatch lands in April
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2016 Holden Spark pricing and specifications: $13,990 hatch lands in April

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will hit Australia in April with a starting price of $13,990 plus on-road costs, the lion brand has confirmed today. Revealed first as the overseas Chevrolet Spark in April last year, the Spark was quickly confirmed as a replacement for the local Barina Spark model...


Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia
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Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Chevrolet Essentia sedan and Spark Activ crossover concept at the 2016 Delhi motor show. Built off the Spark platform, the Essentia and Spark Activ concept convert the pint-sized Spark into a functional sedan and lifestyle crossover respectively. Both models are derived from the Spark Cross concept, which was revealed earlier in the year...


2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board
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2016 Holden Spark detailed ahead of April launch: Local tuning, advanced tech on board

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will make its Australian debut in April, the car maker has confirmed today as part of a detailed look at the new model’s features. Revealed simultaneously in April last year at the New York and Seoul motor shows, the new Spark - which will no longer be branded as part of the Barina line - will launch as Holden’s new entrant in the micro car market...


City cars coming in 2016
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City cars coming in 2016

City cars Mainstream city cars Kia Picanto – March Holden Spark – Q1 Fiat 500 update – Q1 Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1 MG 3 – April Luxury/sports city cars Abarth range update – Q1 Mini Convertible – April BMW i3 update – second half  ...


2016 Holden New Cars
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2016 Holden New Cars

Details of the new and updated Holden models launching in Australia in 2016. Holden Captiva – January The updated Holden Captiva – without the 5 or 7 suffixes – will arrive in the first month of the year. The Captiva 5 has been dumped, with the SUV previously known as the Captiva 7 now renamed to be the Captiva...


Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?
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Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?

Holden’s overseas sibling Chevrolet will debut a hotted-up ‘RS’ version of its new Spark hatch at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Sharing its platform, technology and much of its styling with GM Europe’s new Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva models, the new little hatch will make its way to Australia as the Holden Spark early next year...


2016 Holden Spark "an important entry" for the brand
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2016 Holden Spark "an important entry" for the brand

It won't be called the Holden Barina Spark anymore, but the 2016 Holden Spark micro car could shake things up at the entry point to the Lion brand's range. The current Barina Spark is the budget book-end to the Holden range, with pricing starting from $13,990 driveaway for the five-speed manual version and $15,990 driveaway for the four-speed automatic...


2016 Holden Barina Spark : Holden's localised tuning for the South Korean car
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2016 Holden Barina Spark : Holden's localised tuning for the South Korean car

Revealed at the 2015 Seoul motor show, the new Chevrolet Spark paves the way to local release of the new Holden Barina Spark locally in 2016. Australian engineers were involved in the development process of the Barina Spark, so it's likely the handling, ride and mechanics will see reasonable improvement over its predecessor...


2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance
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2015 Chevrolet Spark turbocharged hot-hatch a chance

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark was revealed today at the Seoul motor show with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder atmo petrol engine, but something punchier could be on the cards. CarAdvice asked president and CEO of GM Korea, Sergio Rocha, about the possibility of a turbocharged Spark entering production, giving the company a miniature hot hatch...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled
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Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled

General Motors has taken the wraps off its affordable city car for the European market, which will be sold as either the Vauxhall Viva or Opel Karl depending on the market. At 3680mm from front to rear, the new five-door, five-seat Viva is just 40mm longer than the Holden Barina Spark. In the UK and Europe, the Viva/Karl will initially be offered only with a 55kW 1...


2010 Holden Spark here by October
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2010 Holden Spark here by October

Sources have provided CarAdvice with some information about the upcoming Holden Spark which will compete in the market against the Suzuki Alto and Proton Savvy. To be based on the Daewoo Matiz, speculators are saying the super-mini will take up presence as the new entry-level Holden, taking over - or under - the Holden Barina...