India-bound Chevrolet Spin gets feature updates in Brazil – IAB Report

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015 - 11:58pm IST

Gets a 6-speed automatic transmission that shifts 50% faster.

GM Brazil has rolled out mechanical and feature updates to the 2016 Chevrolet Spin MPV. The LT and LTZ trims of the MPV now get some of those features which recently debuted in adventurous ‘Activ’ version. GM sells the Spin MPV in Brazil since July 2012 and the Activ trim was launched last November with a rugged exterior.

2016 Chevrolet Spin front three quarter

The highlight of the new upgrades is the second generation 6-speed (GF6-2) automatic transmission, which the company claims to be 50% faster in shifting time. A 5-speed manual gearbox is the other option for the family van.

2016 Chevrolet Spin rear three quarter right

The updated car’s cabin and dashboard is predominantly black, replacing the beige and coffee tone of the outgoing car. The LTZ and LT versions come with new instrument panel graphics, and the speedometer and fuel gauge are digital.

2016 Chevrolet Spin rear seat

The Spin’s equipment list includes power steering, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, theft alarm and automatic windows and door locks. The LT and LTZ versions come with “Dark Chrome” smoked headlamps with clear lenses. The most-equipped LTZ variant also gets Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system, USB input, steering-mounted audio controls, and rear parking sensor and new metallic color options.

2016 Chevrolet Spin dashboard

The engine, however, remains the same 1.8-liter EconoFlex petrol attuned for ethanol mix, which develops up to 108 horsepower and 167.6 Nm of torque, enabling the car to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 10.6 seconds.

2016 Chevrolet Spin rear

The Spin for India, which is announced to launch in 2016, is expected use the 1.3-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine (Fiat MultiJet unit), and perhaps the 1.5-liter petrol unit. The company has already started testing the Ertiga challenger in India.

Also See: Chevrolet Spin Activ, special edition showcased at Indonesian motor show

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One thought on “India-bound Chevrolet Spin gets feature updates in Brazil – IAB Report

  1. Joy says:

    GM India has to concentrate on its engine lineup. The Fords and Hondas are having a good set and GM India should replicate that. The 1L and 1.3L diesel units are good but more refinement needed in terms of efficiency as well as performance. The 1.3L engine has to expand beyond 75hp. Better to bring both 90hp version as well as 105hp version. The 2L unit on Cruze is a gem, just keep improving it. But the petrol units are a major disappointment. They are not near the Suzuki K series or the Honda iVTec. The Smartec 1.2 is ok but needs some more performance on it. The 1.4L is dated, better to stop it. Get the 1L 75hp upcoming petrol unit, add a turbo to get 120 horses and use it on bigger vehicles.


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