In Images - Chevrolet Spin Activ crossover with external spare wheel for Brazil

14/11/2014 - 13:30 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Arrives in Brazilian dealerships by the end of this month.

Chevrolet premiered the new Spin Activ crossover at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show last month. Based on the Spin MPV, the Activ adds new design elements like a larger front bumper with skid guards, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, side cladding and an exposed spare wheel.

Chevrolet Spin Activ rear quarters
The external spare wheel, larger wheels and body cladding give the Spin a crossover like design.

Compared to the regular model, the Spin Activ gets 8 mm of increased ground clearance, mainly thanks to the new 205/60 wheels. As a result of the external spare wheel, boot space has improved to 710 liters (with the last row of seats folded) with storage compartments below the floor.

Inside, designers have given the car new seat trims and most importantly, a new 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system called MyLink. It comes with Bluetooth and allows users to view videos and photos by pairing their smartphones.

The new Spin Activ, which will reach dealerships in Brazil by the end of this month, will be powered by a 1.8-liter EconoFlex engine capable of 108 bhp and 171 Nm of torque. GM has given the car an improved 6-speed automatic transmission which promises 50 percent faster shifts.

Chevrolet Spin Activ interior
The interior sees Chevy's 7-inch MyLink system.

Finally, Chevrolet says that it has given the Spin Activ a new suspension calibration to support the additional weight.

Also read: 2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer announced in Brazil

While the Spin Activ is Chevy's MPV contender in markets like South America and Indonesia, GM India launched the China designed and developed Wuling Hongguang as the Enjoy in our country.

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