Good value for money, comfortable and easy to drive, ample rear passenger space, cheap to run
Some cheap feeling interior plastics, entry-level model is sparsely equipped
The funky-looking Chevrolet Spark is the replacement for the Matiz, but it's a huge step forward in terms of comfort and quality. Like the car it replaces, it's a five-door that's designed to carry four adults and is ideal for city and town driving with light steering. But there are few other similarities with the Matiz. For starters, the Spark is very distinctive and bold, while inside it has a neatly styled cabin, which although not especially sophisticated, is a big improvement in terms of comfort and refinement.
The Parkers Verdict
The Chevrolet Spark has responsive steering and feels happy at motorway speeds too, while both engines in the range are economical. There's even good space for passengers in the back. But what really sells the Spark is its value for money and low running costs, making it an ideal town runabout.