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Mr. Martin Apfel and Mr. Gustavo Colossi with the Chevrolet SpinChevrolet Thailand has launched the new seven-seat Spin MPV in Thailand equipped with a class-first six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The Spin was designed and developed in Brazil and was recently launched in the van-loving country of Indonesia.

The Indonesian manufacturing plant will also take up export assignments, and the first port of call would be Thailand.

The Spin has over 23 different types of seating configurations and the only variant available is the high-end LTZ that costs Bt 762,000 (14 lakh rupees). GM has announced that bookings for the car will begin at the Bangkok International Motor Show next week.

The Spin will be manufactured at GM Indonesia’s newly opened Bekasi plant and is sandwiched between sedans and pickups/SUV’s in the local lineup.

Chevrolet Spin for Thailand rear

In addition to the seating arrangement that can be configured in 23 different ways, the cabin has 32 storage spaces. The storage space is 162 liters with all the seats in position, improves to 864 liters with the third row folded down and 1,608 liters when the second row is also down.

Chevrolet Spin for Thailand

The Spin is powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that has Dual-VVT technology. It makes 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 148 Nm at 3,800 rpm. This engine, as noted, is paired to a six-speed AT with driver-shift control.

Chevrolet Spin for Thailand cabin

The Spin is launched with dual air-conditioning (developed for the RHD markets), four-speaker CD/MP3 player and USB and Bluetooth connectivity. It features ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and dual front airbags. The Spin’s ride, handling and NVH package have been re-looked for the Thai market.

Chevrolet Spin for Thailand dashboard

India may not get the Spin as the Chevrolet Enjoy (a re-engineered Wuling Hongguang) will launch next month in the same segment.

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  • Raj

    I have a beat diesel LT.I do admit Chevy offerings are very honest, value for money and easy on pocket to maintain. Yes sail twins and enjoy does provide value offering to affordable personal mobility. But the theme set in terms of style through beat and cruze needs to be extended through sonic and trax or spin and onix like offerings. One premium line up is must.

  • Mohammed

    Well, we cannot compare a 6 lac MPV (Enjoy) with a 14 lac one (Spin). Enjoy will definitely be great VFM product considering the low price, amazing space, cheap maintenance, good engine options etc. Infact, I do feel Chevy has a good line up in Indian now, with the Sail twins and the Enjoy.

    The Sail UVA has become more affordable now and the Sail sedan is already clocking good numbers. All chevy machines are generally easy on the pocket too.

    • http://indianautosblog.com Shrawan Raja

      Hi Mohammed, the prices in Thailand cannot be compared to India’s. The Ertiga, the biggest competitor to the Spin is priced at 12.72 lakh rupees in Thailand for the top-end model. Cross comparing prices of different countries isn’t fair, comparing it to its main rival will give you the right picture.

      • Mohammed

        Agreed,the prices in Thailand cannot be compared to India’s.

        But I do sense that the Enjoy would be a great VFM product. It would priced below Ertiga and still offer tremendous space with a full 3 row seating with excellent engine and mileage required for an Indian MPV. Its supposedly even more spacious than Innova.

  • royvayalil

    not bad but too expensive