As expected, Chevrolet revealed its new Spin MPV today. Designed and developed in by GM Brazil engineering and design center and tested across four continents, Spin offers seating for five (LT trim) or seven passengers (LTZ trim), up to 23 different combinations of positions for the seats, and up to 1,668 liters (58,90 cu. ft) of carrying capacity from its 2,620 millimeter (103 inch) wheelbase.
Riding on GM’s Gamma platform specifically allocated for developing markets and shared with the Brazil-market Cobalt, the Spin is powered by a 1.8 liter EconoFlex engine good for 108 horsepower on ethanol or 106 horsepower on gasoline, both of which are reached at 6,200 RPM. The 1.8 can be mated to a five-speed manual (F17 gen 1.5) or GF6 six-speed automatic transmission currently available in the Chevy Cruze and Sonic.
The exterior design is nothing to write home about, but the de-facto Chevy split grille is present and accounted for, as are eight exterior colors, including Summit White, Global Black, Desert Beige, Macaw Blue, Polaris Silver, Mond Gray, Rusk Gray and Lotus Green. The interior will offer a whopping 32 accessory pockets for the pack-rat in you while dual seven-inch headrest-mounted DVD screens will be optional.
Spin will be offered in right- and left-hand drive and will provide different engine options for different markets. It will initially be produced at GM’s São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil for South American markets, followed by production at GM’s Bekasi manufacturing facility in Indonesia. The new MPV is expected to finally bring an end to the last-generation Opel Meriva and Zafira vans posing as Chevys in Brazil and elsewhere. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but would you be interested in this vehicle if it were available here?