General Motors India plans to beef up its product portfolio with two new models next year. One of the models to be launched is the Chevy Cruze which we posted about earlier and the other other is the Spark with the Matiz engine.

“The small car may be in the same category like Spark or even cheaper. The other model will be in the Honda Civic segment. For the first time in the history of the company, we have excess capacity. This we will leverage,” GM India president and managing director Karl Slym said.

The 800cc spark will get the 795cc, 6valve unit from the Matiz which pumps out 50bhp of power @ 6000RPM and 69NM of torque @ 4600RPM. The 800c Spark will be positioned against the Maruti Alto and 800.