General Motors will bring a 800cc variant of the Spark to India in the next 24 months its President and Managing Director Karl Slym has said recently. The 800cc Spark is sold in South Africa as GM's entry level car.
When Daewoo introduced the Spark as Matiz in India, they used a 3-cylinder 800cc engine that was fuel efficient and sprightly to drive inside the city.
Karl Slym, President and Managing Director of GM India -
We have a small-engine Spark available in the overseas market and are looking to bring it to India in the next 24 months
The Chevrolet Beat hasn't clocked the expected numbers and the rearguard action for its mediocre performance is the 800cc Spark. If the Beat had overtaken the Spark to become GM's best selling model, the Spark 800cc could have stayed indoors.
Seen above, the South African Spark Lite has a 796cc 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 51 hp. It has a different front-end and wheel caps. A drop in power is seen on the low capacity engine Spark which scores high on fuel economy.
Source - indianexpress.com