New Holden Spark To Go On Sale In Australia This April

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Holden has released preliminary details on the new Spark for the Australian market, where it will launch in April.

Presented in 2015 simultaneously, at the New York and Seoul shows, the new generation of the Spark will be a key player for the automaker in the micro-car segment.

"Spark has been designed to be an extension of drivers’ lives and personalities. Aside from class-leading connectivity, Spark offers a wide range of genuine accessories to make this car the most individually-customizable Holden ever", said Mark Bernhard, Holden Managing Director and Chairman.

Compared to its predecessor, the new Holden Spark has a lower profile, thinner pillars, reduced height and a slightly longer wheelbase. These add to the upgraded materials used inside and new technologies such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Holden engineers have been involved in the development of the small car's suspension system and they also contributed to ride and handling tuning, during test trips to South Korea and extensive development in Oz.

Power to the new Holden Spark comes from a new 1.4-liter engine, producing 98hp (99PS) and 128Nm (94lb-ft) of torque. Standard features highlighted by Holden include six airbags, ESC, EBD, ABS, hill start assist, traction control and rearview camera (LT).

Further details on the city cruiser, including its full price list, have yet to be announced.