Holden Spark

Starting price $13,990
Georgie savings $1,139 - $2,089


Most city cars these days are great quality and a far cry from the penalty boxes they used to be. One newcomer in particular, the Holden Spark, has redefined what a city car can be, bringing unheard of levels in design, features and safety to the most affordable end of the market.

With an incredible design with Australian input, an innovative interior and a colour range that gets regularly freshened and updated, the Spark is almost impossible to walk past if you're after the ultimate light car.



Sparks interest

The Spark is available in two grades, LS and LT. LS is the entry level model, but there is certainly nothing basic about it. It comes standard with a 7.0-inch touch-screen, with Holden's MyLink system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This means you can use music streaming apps from your phone, or even satellite navigation. Sound quality from the 6 speaker system is quite possibly best-in-class at the moment.

The clever design includes speed, trip computer and tachometer clearly displayed at eye level, so you can focus on what matters most; the road. The rest of the interior features high quality aluminium and piano black inserts, while the high level LT adds more colour and vibrancy courtesy of additional trim inserts.

Now standard on LS is cruise control, on top of the electronic stability program, front power windows, split-fold rear seats and air-conditioning. LT adds a handy reverse camera with movable guidelines, push-button start and rear power windows, to name a few of its extra features.

Spark's hot colour range includes some recently added new additions, including Creamy Beige, Mineral Black, sexy blue 'Splash,' Absolute Red, Son of a Gun Grey, Nitrate and Summit White.


Closer to home than you think

Holden's capped price servicing scheme gives you peace of mind, with the car only needing to be serviced every 15,000kms, rather than every 10,000kms like some rivals. Free roadside assistance means that if the unthinkable does happen, Holden has got you covered there too.

Spark's 1.4-litre engine is gutsy enough to get you up any hill and give you the confidence you need when overtaking, while sipping as little as 5.2 litres for every 100km you travel. Comfortable seats and its upright body mean it can carry four extra passengers comfortably for even interstate road trips. Calibration work in Australia by Holden means this is not a tinny buzz box that thumps over bumps. It is a fine handling, rigid and safe car that has been engineered like a large family car.




Our verdict

The latest Holden Spark combines all the city car virtues you love into one appealing package; cheap entry price, affordable servicing, low fuel consumption, super easy parking and cute with proper 5 star ANCAP safety, a brilliant infotainment system to make the most of your smartphone, sassy and trendy colours, outstanding design and a great drive.

It's a real game changer in the world of small cars and you'll be amazed at how versatile it is.


5 specs you need to know:

  1. Engine: 1.4-litre four-cylinder
  2. Transmission and drive: Five-speed manual or CVT automatic, front-wheel drive
  3. ANCAP safety rating: Five Stars
  4. Official fuel economy: 5.2L/100km (7.2L/100km tested)
  5. Tested time from 0-100km/h: 12.3 seconds



  • Fresh, dynamic styling with excellent proportions
  • Interior design and infotainment system
  • Nice steering
  • Five-star ANCAP safety
  • Excellent visibility and parking 



  • Thirstier than expected
  • Lack of usable oomph from 1.4 engine
  • Space saver spare wheel





No review is available for this model.

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