GM India confirms Chevrolet Spin MPV for 2016 launch [Update – Spied on test]

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Update 1 – Indian Autos Blog reader, Keyur, snapped the Chevrolet Spin on test in Gujarat.

Chevrolet Spin rear spied India IAB

Powered by the Fiat 1.3-liter MultiJet diesel engine in markets abroad.

Along with the announcement of the Trailblazer SUV’s launch this year, GM India has also confirmed the launch of the Spin MPV for 2016. The company has already started testing the Spin in India.

Chevrolet Spin Limited Edition side profile at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show
The Spin measures 4,360 mm in length.

Based on import/export data, the Spins testing in India are imported from Indonesia and are powered by a 1.3-liter diesel engine (Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine).

Currently on sale in markets like Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil, the Spin measures 4,360 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,656 mm in height. Apart from the diesel unit, Chevrolet also offers the car with 1.2- and 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engines. A manual transmission is standard, while a 6-speed automatic is available with the 1.5-liter petrol.

Chevrolet Spin MPV spied India IAB
GM India has started road tests of the Spin already.

Chevrolet also launched a crossover-styled variant on the Spin called the Spin Activ, at the Sao Paulo Motor Show last year. It gets an external spare wheel, skid guards, body cladding and roof rails along with new alloy wheels.

Chevrolet Spin Activ rear quarter
The more rugged Spin Activ gets an external spare wheel among other crossover-inspired features.

The Spin in India would be positioned as a more premium alternative to the Enjoy. Where the Enjoy targets private and fleet buyers, the Spin would solely appeal to the former, sources told Indian Autos Blog.

Competitors: Honda Mobilio, Maruti Ertiga
Launch date: 2016

Chevrolet Spin – Image Gallery

Chevrolet Spin Activ – Image Gallery

GM India Confirms Trailblazer and Spin MPV – Press Release

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