The interior of the next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been revealed for the first time, thanks to photos which have been smuggled out from its Korean factory.
Taken, seemingly, by a production line worker on his or her smartphone, the photo was initially posted on Korean website Bobaedream before being republished by Carscoops.
As we can see above, the interior of the new Spark is a much more conservative, albeit classier, affair. GM has decided to ditch the current model’s motorcycle-style instrument binnacle for a more traditional chrome-ringed affair.
The Spark shares its platform and much of its underlying structure with the European Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva. As with the exterior, the Chevy Spark has been visually differentiated from its siblings. Most notably, the Spark has a unique design for its upper dashboard, with different shapes employed and wedges of body colour plastic used liberally around the auxiliary air vents.
Earlier this week, Chevrolet officially published a shadowy teaser image of the new Spark, but we’ve already seen grainy, practically undisguised images of the car — first on a South Korean dock and now from inside the factory.
GM will take the covers off the new Spark at simultaneous events held in conjunction with the New York and Seoul motor shows, both of which take place at the beginning of April.
The new Chevy Spark will be sold in Australia as the Holden Barina Spark from 2016. The new Barina Spark will be one of 24 new models launched by Holden by 2020 and will be part of the brand’s push to regain the number one position on Australia’s sales charts.