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.
February this year brought the first photos and details of the 2016 Holden Spark in its local form, including confirmation that buyers can expect to see the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity platforms featured as standard across the range.
Holden has also previously confirmed a 73kW/128Nm 1.4-litre petrol engine for the Spark, replacing the 59kW/107Nm 1.2-litre unit offered with the outgoing Barina Spark.
Likewise, the Spark has benefited from a local steering and suspension tuning program, developed by Holden both here and at the model’s production base in South Korea.
The 2016 Holden Spark will be offered in two trim grades: entry-level LS and top-shelf LT.
Both will feature the same engine, but, while the LS will be offered with the choice of a five-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission, the LT will get the CVT auto exclusively.
5-speed manual transmission
CVT transmission (optional)
Electronic Stability Control
ABS & Traction Control System
Remote Central Locking
14-inch steel wheels (four) with covers
Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Hill Start Assist
60/40 rear folding seats
Driver information cluster
Steering wheel audio controls
Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7-inch colour touch screen
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile phone projection
Siri Eyes Free and Smartphone Voice Recognition Pass-Through
Spark LT adds:
15-inch alloy wheels (four)
Push button start
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Jet Black Sportec seat trim
Interior trim – Mirotic White highlights
Rear Park Assist
Rear view camera
A Driver Assistance Pack will also be offered with LS, adding Rear Park Assist, a rear-view camera and cruise control. A price for that pack will be confirmed closer to launch.
Standard available colours will include Summit White, Solar Red and Fresh Lime Green, while $550 ‘prestige paint’ options will include Carbon Flash Black, Nitrate silver, Splash metallic blue and Mystic Violet.
2016 Holden Spark pricing (plus on-road costs):
Spark LS – five-speed manual - $13,990
Spark LS – CVT automatic - $15,690
Spark LT – CVT automatic - $18,990