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Holden Spark Australia

The diminutive Holden Spark debuted in Australia in 2010, slotting in underneath the Barina in the local line-up at the time.

Somewhat confusingly, there was also a version of the Barina known as the Spark, but a stand-alone version of the Spark now kicks off Holden’s passenger range.

The micro four-door, five-seat hatch is the cheapest Holden on salen starting at $8,400 for the Spark LS (5YR), and all models run the same 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with either a five-speed manual or CVT auto. The range tops out at $17,600 for Spark LT (5YR). It’s known as a global car, and it’s offered in almost identical guise in other countries, with names like the Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva.

Holden Spark Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Spark varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $8,400 and going to $17,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,400 $17,600
2018 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,500 $15,730
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,200 $14,740
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,700 $12,735
See All Holden Spark Pricing and Specs

Holden Spark Fuel Consumption

The Holden Spark is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.8L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Spark Pricing and Specs for 2019

Holden Spark Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Spark Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Hatchback 1522x1595x3595 mm 132 mm
2018 Hatchback 1522x1595x3595 mm 132 mm
2017 Hatchback 1522x1595x3595 mm 132 mm
2016 Hatchback 1522x1595x3595 mm 132 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Spark Dimensions

Holden Spark Interior

We weren’t thrilled by the cheap feel of the old Holden Spark’s cabin with its hard plastics and it’s good to see that’s no longer the case. Okay, there’s nothing luxurious about the interior (see the images), and there’s still a lot of hard plastic but the materials used have a more premium feel. There’s cooler interior with styling, with a clean dashboard and a large centre console stack featuring the touchscreen and aircon controls – it’s a simple and functional design. The LS has cloth seats, while the LT gets black Sportic trim and upholstery – it looks like leather, but is most definitely not.

Shown above are interior details for the Holden Spark 2016.

Holden Spark Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Spark here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is the Spark CVT a good transmission option?

    In a word, don’t take any notice of the dealer telling you the CVT is troublesome, he’s only trying to put you off and get you to sign up for his car. The CVT is new to the 2016 Spark, so there’s been to time for it to acquire a reputation for trouble. Everything suggests the Spark is a good car.

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Holden Spark Towing Capacity

The Holden Spark has no towing capacity for the last 4 years the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2016 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
See All Towing Capacity for Holden Spark

Holden Spark Wheel Size

The Holden Spark has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 165x65 R14 for Hatchback in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 14x5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Hatchback 165x65 R14 14x5 inches 165x65 R14 14x5 inches
2018 Hatchback 165x65 R14 14x5 inches 165x65 R14 14x5 inches
2017 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Spark Wheel Sizes