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Hanoi, May 20, 2013

GENERAL MOTORS VIETNAM INTRODUCES NEW CHEVROLET SPARK AT
OPENS NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR LIFE

Hanoi, Vietnam: General Motors Vietnam (GMV) today introduced the new Chevrolet Spark 1.0 Automatic Transmission (AT). Stylishly designed with high levels of comfort and safety, the Spark AT is targeted at young, dynamic first-time car buyers and urban residents.

 

The sporty four-passenger, five-door Spark has a convenient four-speed automatic transmission. This, along with its compact size, makes it easy to drive and highly maneuverable in Vietnam’s urban traffic environment. The award-winning Spark also comes with four air bags, an industry first offering in mini segment. Its stylish exterior is available in six vibrant colors.


“The Chevrolet Spark AT is the ideal choice for city driving," said Gaurav Gupta, GM Vietnam’s Managing Director. “The Chevrolet Spark has won multiple international awards to be credit and now with the added automatic transmission, it is an ideal choice for city driving. It will help to increase convenience. It serves as a fresh breeze in Vietnam’s automobile market that will enable more consumers to make their dream of owning their own car come true."


Le Thanh Hai, Marketing and Sales Director of GMV, added: "The Chevrolet Spark AT will help open a new chapter in consumers’ lives. Because of its low fuel consumption, compact size, advanced safety and attractive pricing, it offers a lot of value for money."

Stylish sporty exterior
The exterior of the Spark AT is dominated by a stylish grille, fashionable fog lamps with chrome rims and classy wheels. Electric mirrors with a drying function enhance safe driving.

The unique rear design has a sporty spoiler and high-mounted stop lamp. It comes in several modern and youthful colors: Galaxy White, Green Cocktail, Moroccan Blue, Ice teal, Super Red and Poly Silver.


Smart interior

The Spark AT has a spacious interior that is comfortable for both the driver and passengers. The interior has leather accents, a trip odometer display and adjustable steering wheel.

Its entertainment system includes four speakers and a CD player with MP3 USB and AUX, Ipod connectivity.

Optimal safety
The chassis of the Spark AT features high-strength steel. In addition to two air bags for driver and front passenger, the Spark AT is equipped with two seat-side airbags which are the best-in-class and unique feature offer in a mini-car in Vietnam). Moreover, the mini-car includes ABS, central door lock and an anti-theft system.


High fuel efficiency
The Spark AT consumes just 5.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (in ordinary testing conditions), making it the most economical car with an automatic transmission available in Vietnam. It also has a low maintenance cost.


High quality gear box

Chevrolet Spark AT is equipped with automatic transmission gear box of the world’s leading automatic gear box producer JATCO (Japanese Automatic Transmission Company) which has a large share in the global market because of its high quality and durability. This is a top-class gear box with ultra-light design, compact exterior appearance and widespread usage in the mini segment. This 4-speed gear box ensures a smooth transmission between speeds and long lasting usage.



The Spark has won many international awards:


- Smart Choice Ownership Cost Award in 2013 in US

- Top 10 Best Interiors in 2013 in North America

- Synovate Product Quality Awards Top Quality Car in 2011 in South Affrica

- HR Auto 2011 City Car Award in Croatia

- Car of the Year in 2011 in Romania

- 9.3/10 Rating from Kelly Blue Book in US

- City Car Award in 2010 in France

- Top safety awards from the American Association of Road Safety Insurance (AARSI), EuroNCAP and the Korean New Car Assessment Program



About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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About General Motors Vietnam

General Motors Viet Nam Co. Ltd. has headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Tu Hiep Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi. It has an annual assembly capacity of 30,000 vehicles. It operates a nationwide sales network with 25 dealers, 26 showrooms and upgraded aftersales service centers in major cities. Additional information on GM Vietnam can be found at www.chevrolet.com.vn.


For more information, please contact:
Ms. Do Lan Dung
GM Vietnam Communications

Tel: +84 983 198233

Email: dung.dolan@gm.com

 

Ms. Nguyen Dao Phuong

Venus Communications

Tel: +84 989 646064

Email: dao_phuong@venus-communications.com