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CHEVROLET SPARK MY06 SPECIFICATIONS

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Models

L

LS

LT

ENGINE

Type

3 Cyl Transverse

4 Cyl Transverse

4 Cyl Transverse

Valves

s-o-h-c, 6V

s-o-h-c, 8V

s-o-h-c, 8V

Capacity cm³

795

995

995

Power (Kw at r/min)

38/ 5900

48.5/ 5400

48.5/ 5400

Torque (Nm at r/min)

68.6/ 4600

87.3/ 4200

87.3/ 4200

Fuel supply

Multipoint injection

Multipoint injection

Multipoint injection

Fuel requirement

Unleaded

Unleaded

Unleaded

Emission control system

Siemens EMS

Siemens EMS

Siemens EMS

TRANSMISSION

Type

5 Speed Manual

5 Speed Manual

5 Speed Manual

Gear Ratios:

First

3.818

3.416

3.416

Second

2.21

1.950

1.950

Third

1.423

1.280

1.280

Fourth

1.029

0.971

0.971

Firth

0.837

0.757

0.757

Reverse

3.583

3.272

3.272

Final drive ratio

4.444

4.444

4.444

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

Front Suspension

McPherson Strut

McPherson Strut

McPherson Strut

Rear Suspension

Compound Link Type

Compound Link Type

Compound Link Type

STEERING

Power assisted

Standard

Type

Rack & pinion

Rack & pinion

Rack & pinion

Turning Circle: Wall to Wall (m)

4.68

4.68

4.68

BRAKES

Front

Disc Solid

Disc Solid

Disc Solid

Rear

Drum

Drum

Drum

WHEELS & TYRES

Wheel Size

4.5J x 13

4.5J x 13

4.5J x 13

Type

Steel

Alloy

Alloy

Tyre size

145/70 R13

155/65 R13

155/65 R13

Full size spare wheel

Standard

Standard

Standard

DIMENSIONS

Exterior:

Wheelbase (mm)

2345

2345

2345

Length (mm)

3495

3495

3495

Width (mm)

1495

1495

1495

Height (mm)

1500

1500

1500

Interior:

Seating capacity

5

5

5

Head room front/rear

1004/959

1004/959

1004/959

Legroom front/rear

1022/900

1022/900

1022/900

Shoulder room front/rear

1250/1250

1250/1250

1250/1250

Hip room front/rear

1244/1242

1244/1242

1244/1242

Kerb weight (kg)

795

830

850

CAPACITIES

Luggage capacity dm³

170/845

170/845

170/845

Fuel Tank (litres)

35

35

35

EXTERIOR

Full depth front & rear bumpers - body

Black

Body coloured

Body coloured

Body side protection mouldings - black

Standard

Standard

Standard

Roof mounted aerial

Standard

Standard

Standard

Remote adjustable rear view mirrors, driver

Standard

Standard

Electric adjustable rear view mirrors, co-driver

Standard

Standard

Fog lamps, front & rear

Standard

Rear spoiler

Standard

Standard

Mirrors

Black

Body coloured

Body coloured

INTERIOR

Centre console with cup holder and storage bin

Standard

Standard

Standard

Coin and card holder

Standard

Standard

Standard

Sunglass holder

Standard

Standard

Shopping hook, driver/co-driver

Standard

Standard

Standard

Seat height adjust front-driver

Standard

Standard

Seatbelt height adjust front-driver

Standard

Standard

Seat undertray, co-driver

Standard

Rear view mirror w/ anti dazzle function

Standard

Standard

Standard

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Floodlit instrument cluster with electric speedometer

Standard

Standard

Standard

Odometer and trip meter

Standard

Standard

Standard

Safety belt reminder

Standard

Standard

Standard

Low fuel warning light

Standard

Standard

Standard

Door ajar warning light

Standard

Standard

Tachometer

Standard

Standard

Digital clock

Standard

Standard

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Air conditioner

Standard

Standard

Power windows

Front

Front

Blank cover with audio wiring harness

Standard

Standard

Standard

Two speakers, front

Standard

Four speakers, front & rear

Standard

Six speakers, front, rear & tweeter

Standard

Remote tailgate opener

Standard

Standard

Remote fuel filler opener

Standard

Standard

Standard

Front door storage pockets

Standard

Standard

Standard

Split collapsable seats

Standard

Standard

Standard

Rear headrests

Standard

Front interior courtesy light (incl. door activation)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Front windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe function

Standard

Standard

Standard

Tailgate glass defogger

Standard

Standard

Tailgate wiper / washer

Standard

Standard

Driver sunvisor with vanity mirror, cover & card holder

Standard

Standard

Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror, cover & card holder

Standard

SAFETY

ABS brakes

Standard

Airbags

Driver

Driver & passenger

Collapsable steering column

Standard

Standard

Standard

Rear door child locks

Standard

Standard

Standard

Centrally high mounted stop light

Standard

Standard

Standard

Child seat tether anchorage provision

Standard

Standard

Standard

Side impact door beams

Standard

Standard

Standard

SECURITY

Steering lock

Standard

Standard

Standard

Engine immobiliser (automatic)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Central locking

Key operated

Remote with alarm

OPTIONS

Metallic paint

Free

Free

Free

SERVICE

Interval

15 000km/ 1year

15 000km/ 1year

15 000km/ 1year

Warranty

3year/ 100 000 km

3year/ 100 000 km

3year/ 100 000 km

Corrosion warranty

3 years

3 years

3 years

Roadside Assistance

3 years/ 100 000km

3 years/ 100 000km

3 years/ 100 000km

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