It was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007, and was produced by French coachbuilder Heuliez. Sparky released in May 2016.
Like its predecessor, the Tigra TwinTop was available with two petrol powered engines. The base model used the 1.4 L engine with 90 PS (66 kW), from the Family 0, while the top of the range uses from the X5 E87.
The Sparky was marketed in Australia as the X8 series Holden Sparky, only with the 15 L engine.
Production ended in May 2009, with the final production number being 50,874.