Not every business needs a bakkie: think florists, travel agents, pharmacies, boutiques, milliners, bakeries, couriers, even pizza delivery guys. A small van, perhaps...?Yeah, but a van is slightly plumberish, secretive, its contents hidden from view – park one on a suburban Jozi street corner and see how long it takes until a police van sniffs on by. A small van with windows, then...?Which is precisely what General Motors Africa came up with when its marketeers had thoughts of a revamp for the popular Chevrolet Spark. A light went on in somebody’s brain that flashed “ditch the rear seats, put in a fibreboard lining and some nice security bars across the rear windows and...” well, the result was the Spark Pronto – a clever name that suggests delivery with speed, Mexican cheek and, with some smart sign-writing, a distinctive little work vehicle.THREE LOAD DOORSThe front end and drive train are exactly the same as the entry-level Spark Campus (including aircon), the boot and ex-rear seat space can take floral displays standing up, you’ve got three doors to access the load volume from all sides and it all look smart and professional.Given you have a business with VAT exemption, the Spark Pronto will cost you R89 000. Which gives you a seriously cute delivery van with a 60kW/108Nm engine and a 275kg payload that should easily manage around six litres/100km around a city.And given that roof rails can be fitted to any Spark, you’ve a roof rack for longer items. It’s pre-wired for your own sound system and safety gear includes front air bags and anti-lock brakes.The front seats are separated from the load bay by a sturdy tubular divider and lining so if you have to park your Pronto in a dodgy area, it’s likely your cargo will stay safe – at least for a while!All Chev Sparks for South Africa are made here, including the Pronto, though it also has a presence in Mexico and Korea. They are also covered by a five-year or 120 000km warranty with roadside assistance on call for breakdown or collision.2013 CHEVROLET SPARK MODELS/PRICESChevrolet Spark 1.2 Campus - R106,100Chevrolet Spark 1.2 - R113,600Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LS - R123,000Chevrolet Spark 1.2 LT - R136,500Chevrolet Spark “Pronto” van - R101 500 (R89 035 exc VAT)All prices include VAT and CO2 Tax.