Big tech in new small Holden

Big tech in new small Holden

2FAB3148-5D85-464E-8214-D78FF430B8A3Holden has released details of its new generation Spark small car – set for launch in March.

When compared to its predecessor, the new Spark has a sleeker exterior appearance and lower profile, thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase, thinner pillars, a reduction in height and wheels pushed to the cars corners.

Under the bonnet, Spark is powered by a new 1.4-litre engine capable of producing 73kW of power and 128Nm of torque.

Holden engineers had a significant involvement in the development of Spark’s suspension and ride and handling tuning, MY16-Spark-LT_Interior_Angle-LRduring test trips in South Korea and extensive development in Australia.

Holden New Zealand managing director, Kristian Aquilina, says the arrival of the first of Holden’s next-generation product was a significant milestone.

“The arrival of the European-sourced Astra, Cascada and Insignia last year signaled a new and exciting direction for Holden’s future product story,” Aquilina says. “That story continues this year with the all-new Holden Spark, which we expect to really MY16-Spark-LT_Static_Front-LRshake-up the growing micro-car segment.”

“There is now no reason why a micro-car buyer should settle for micro levels of technology,” he says. “Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Spark offers connectivity and infotainment features previously unavailable in this segment – these are technologies that our customers will love.”

From a safety perspective, in addition to a new, stiffer and stronger architecture, Spark comes with six airbags as standard and active safety features including ESC, hill start assist, EBD, ABS, traction control and rear view camera (LT).


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