The Chevrolet Spark and the Nissan Pixo are both outstanding city cars. Nissan offer the Pixo in three trim levels, the range kicks off with the Visia model then moving up to the Pixo Acenta and then the Pixo Tekna. The Chevrolet Spark offers two engines the entry level is a 1.0 capable of 68bhp and the 1.2 is a 81bhp returning approximately 55.4mpg.
The interior of the Chevrolet Spark is reasonably strong; the speedo is a real dial and all over info is imparted by an LCD panel. Upgrading to the Chevrolet Spark trim level brings a radio/CD as well as air conditioning and electric windows. The Chevrolet Spark LS adds front fog lights, rear roof spoiler, adjustable steering column and remote central locking.
Running costs will also be an attraction for Nissan Pixo customers with the 1.0-litre engine returning a very impressive 64.2mpg. The urban cycle is designed to replicate city use and at 51.3mpg it is the sort of economy that owners can expect. CO2 emissions are similarly low with an average of 103g/km grouping the Nissan Pixo in with the very cleanest cars on the road. /
The Chevrolet Spark is everything a budget car should be, fun cheeky and full of character. Every Chevrolet Spark comes with a commendable six airbags and four stars were achieved overall in NCAP’s crash tests.