The long awaited unveiling of the MPV Chevrolet Spin made its way at the Auto Expo 2016. The new Spin, which was announced for India last July, will be GM’s India third offering in the MPV space, after the Tavera and Enjoy. The MPV features Chevrolet’s trademark styling cues and is part of the company’s plan to introduce ten new models in the next five years.
The MPV is based on the GM Gamma II platform that also underpins the Chevrolet Beat sold in India. It measures 4.36 meters in length, 1.73 meters in width, 1.68 meters in height and has a ground clearance of 191 mm. It has a wheelbase spanning 2.52 meters and weighs 1,277 kg, and also comes in a crossover styled ‘Activ’ variant in Brazil and Indonesia.
The new Spin MPV will be offered in a 2+3+2 seating configuration with a simple interior design that is equipped with a music system supporting USB, AUX and Bluetooth telephony, and steering-mounted buttons. The seats are upholstered in fabric, and the cabin is finished in a dual tone beige and brown colour combination.
Under the hood, the Chevrolet Spin diesel is powered packed with a 1.3-litre diesel engine (Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine) that produces 75 PS at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm from 1,750 – 2,500 rpm, and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
It is expected to launch later this year and It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Ertiga and Honda Mobilio.