2017 Holden Spark MP 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Good, sporty, practical and reliable econobox

General Comments:

Pleasantly surprised with this little car. The 1.4 engine is a highlight and well matched to CVT. The car handles well, even on the highway. Considering the light weight nature of the car, it is very good. Handling and ride comfort are all excellent. I find the quality of the interior is pretty good, although my wife thinks it’s a little plastic. Good fuel economy.

Negatives are that it is a little slow from a standing start, and it has CVT drone from a standing start. CVT performance and sound is excellent though once you get going. I feel that the steering could be slightly heavier on the highway too (although it is pretty good). This model is two years old now, no complaints from buyers, it is sold as a Chevy or Vauxhall in other markets, and is identical to the Opel Adam under the skin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2018