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Chevrolet Spark Owner's Manual

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About The Spark

Originally marketed as the Daewoo Matiz, the Chevrolet Spark is a subcompact hatchback ideal for driving around the city.

The car was built under the Daewoo brand from the late 1990s until General Motors took over and switched the model to sell under their own Chevrolet brand in stages.

It’s important to read the owner’s manual so you know how to maintain your vehicle and avoid any costly damage from not following the instructions.

Going Electric

An all-electric version of the car was introduced into selected markets called the Spark EV in an attempt to satisfy various government requirements to push for the change from fuel-driven engines.

In 2016 Chevrolet switched to pushing their flagship electric vehicle the Bolt which was much superior and had much greater range.

Fuel Driven Matiz/Spark

The original Matiz model came with the choice of 3 tiny engines: a 0.8 litre, a 1 litre or a Chinese market only 1.2 litre option mated to a 3 speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox.

Over the years and redesigns of the car, the engine sizes have stayed roughly the same though a diesel option was added and a CVT gearbox too.

Safety for occupants has never been a big selling point of the Matiz/Spark with the car earning an average of 3 out of 5 stars through its life until the most recent version gaining an additional star.

The most recent version also has the option of a 1.4 litre engine for the first time, mobile device connectivity and 4G WiFi-hot-spot capability.

In 2014 a rebadged version of the Spark entered into Europe branded as the Opel Karl (Europe mainland) or as the Vauxhall Viva (United Kingdom).

2022 Discontinuation

The Spark was discontinued from production in the 2022 model year across the globe with no replacement model being offered by Chevrolet.