Trailblazer and Spin launches confirmed for H2 2015 and 2016, respectively.
General Motors India is currently testing both the full-size Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV as well as the Chevrolet Spin MPV in Rajasthan, India. The company's big-ticket models were spotted with hardly any camouflage, giving us a good look at their exterior.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is based on a body-on-frame architecture from the Colorado pick-up truck, and will be brought to India as CKD kits from Thailand. Owing to its large size, the Trailblazer can accommodate seven passengers, will be trimmed with premium materials and upholstery, and equipped with Chevrolet’s latest-generation MyLink infotainment system, among other features.
The Spin MPV was confirmed for the Indian market by GM in February, and it was learned later that it will be manufactured with tools shipped from the shuttered Indonesian plant. The Maruti Ertiga rival features a simple exterior design with elements from Chevrolet's newer design philosophy. In top-spec, the 2+3+2 configuration MPV could be equipped with a music system compatible with USB, AUX-in, Bluetooth and optional satellite navigation.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer will likely pack a 2.8-liter diesel engine capable of 200 hp at 3,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, while the Spin MPV, abroad, features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 107 hp at 6,000 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm.
In other markets, both models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, as well as a manual option. The diesel option for the Spin is likely to come through the usage of the 1.3-liter Fiat Multijet engine that is serving on the Sail and Enjoy.
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