Last year, GM gave its Chevrolet Spin compact MPV a noteworthy refresh consisting of an updated exterior, interior, trim levels and equipment. The update resulted in significantly higher demand for the vehicle in Brazil, especially for range-topping models. The two range-topping trims – LTZ and Activ – previously accounted for 50 percent of all Spin sales. Now, they make up 66 percent of sales in the market.
To take advantage of this growing demand for the range-topping models, Chevrolet has just launched the Premier trim level as the newest member of the Spin lineup for the 2020 model year. In doing so, Chevy is replacing the Spin LTZ with the Premier model. Chevy has already done that for most models in North America. But in Brazil, the Spin will only be the third Chevrolet model to replace LTZ with Premier, following in the footsteps of the Equinox and Tracker (Trax).
“The Spin has always been a benchmark product in its class thanks to its ample internal space,” said Rodrigo Fioco, Chevrolet Director of Product Marketing in a statement translated by GM Authority from Portuguese. “With the recent updates, the car has also attracted a consumer profile that values refinement and technology, much like SUV audiences. That’s why we look forward to expanding Spin’s production capacity.”
But the Premier nameplate is in name only, since the 2020 Chevrolet Spin Premier is essentially a rebadged Spin LTZ, maintaining the same configuration and equipment levels of the outgoing Spin LTZ.
On the outside, the Spin Premier continues to offer a single-color body, chrome roof rails, and chrome accents on the grill and fog lamp housings. It rides on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the 2020 Chevrolet Spin Premier features improved materials and a seven-passenger leather seating configuration. The second row of seats is capable of sliding back and forth, while the third row folds flat when more cargo space is needed.
The Spin also offers a MyLink infotainment system with a seven-inch screen as standard equipment. The system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The vehicle is also equipped with the OnStar telematics system.
The 2020 Chevrolet Spin will be available in LS, LT, Premier and Activ trim levels. All are powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.8L four-cylinder engine coupled with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The four-banger is rated at 110 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque.
With the 2020 Chevrolet Spin, GM is looking to continue its leading position in Brazil’s highly-competitive MPV segment. According to the GM Authority data center, Chevrolet Spin sales totaled 7,350 during the first four months of 2019 in Brazil – a very healthy 21 percent increase compared to the 6,068 units sold during the same timeframe in 2018.