The General Motors has launched its new and fresh MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) in international market namely Chevrolet Spin which is also going to make its debut in India soon. It is rumored that it is a MPV form of Chevrolet Cobalt sedan which is ongoing in selected car markets excluding India. Though, company has not unrevealed the exact launch date but it’s possible to be launched in 2014.
It will be in the competitive race with Maruti Ertiga, Nissan Evalia etc in India and expected to have the price tag of 8-10 lakhs.
Spin is offering two variants this time- LT and LTZ; both are well designed with 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder Econo Flex engine (covered with plastic exhaust manifold and a new vibrator) having two fuel availability i.e. ethanol and gasoline with five speed manual and six speed automatic transmission. This engine has tendency to churn out the max power of 108.5bhp (ethanol) and 106bhp (gasoline) to make sure the balanced and comfortable performance on road. Though, it is possible that this car would offer diesel engine option in India because it is most demanding here.
While the LT version is five-seater, the LTZ version also has a third row and total seating capacity for seven passengers. It has 162 liters of boot capacity which can be increased to 710 liters in five-seater mode and 1668 liters on folding down the middle seats. It also has a long wheelbase of 2620mm.
Style wise, it has an eye catching capability with the presence of front hexagonal grille surrounded by chrome, bright headlamps, the large and modified bumpers at front with fog lamps integration, high roofline which is increasing its interior space, chubby tail lights with small rear bumper.
While its base version has a long list of required features like AC, powered windows, powered steering, twin airbags, ABS, EBD, driver’s seat with height adjustment, indicating lights, 15-inch wheels etc; it also has some optional features including radio along with CD player, MP3, Bluetooth, auto-cruise, roof frame, trip-computer, reversing sensor, electronic steering with control buttons.
Overall, this MPV has a modern exterior but looks ordinary at inside. Company has done well by offering the seat arrangement options; people can use it as per their requirement. This MPV will provide a satisfactory as well as comfortable performance on roads due to the availability of impressive torque distribution. It this tentative price of 8-10 lakhs would come true then it will really help the company to manage the good sales and quite tough competition for the other cars in same segment.