The Chevrolet Spin is a subcompact MPV sold by General Motors in some regions of the world since 2012. The vehicle was fully designed and developed by the GM subsidiary in Brazil, so it was primarily planned for the South American market. However, the Spin was also produced in Indonesia and was marketed in some Southeast Asian countries between 2013 and 2015.
The Chevy Spin was created with the objective of simultaneously replacing the Chevrolet Meriva subcompact MPV and the Chevrolet Zafira compact MPV, two vehicles of Opel origin that GM previously manufactured in Brazil. Because of this, the automaker designed the Chevrolet Spin with “tweener” dimensions that slot it between the B and C segments, while offering it with a three-row configuration.
Currently, the Chevrolet Spin spans a single generation.
The first-generation Chevrolet Spin was first introduced in Brazil on June 27th, 2012. The MPV was developed on the Gamma platform shared with the Chevrolet Sonic, as well as other vehicles developed by GM Brazil such as the Chevrolet Onix and second-generation Chevrolet Prisma.
The vehicle features four regular doors and a rear hatch (liftgate) and offers a maximum seating capacity of seven occupants.
In 2014, Chevrolet added an “adventurous” variant called Spin Activ. It features a slightly increased ride height and added plastic trim around the lower contour of the body.
In 2017 the Spin received a refresh that improved the vehicle’s aesthetics, significantly increasing its commercial appeal in the Brazilian market.
Since its introduction, Chevrolet Spin production has taken place at the GM São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil. The vehicle was also produced at the GM Bekasi plant in Indonesia to supply Southeast Asia from February 2013 until the plant’s closure in February 2015.
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