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Old 7th October 2015, 21:29   #46
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Guess what comes up on the Chevrolet India FB page today.
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Guess what comes up on the Chevrolet India FB page today.
That teaser pic is actually the Chevy Trailblazer. The high stance, imposing grille and projector lamps all point to the Trailblazer. Plus, it makes sense to use to world "unparalleled" for the SUV than the Spin MPV.
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The Spin twins will be coming with a 1.5L petrol automatic option producing 109 bhp power and 142 Nm of torque and will get the tiptronic transmission. This is in addition to the 1.3L diesel option, which will put out 75 bhp power and 175 Nm of torque.

While the Spin will be a 7-seater MPV, the Spin Activ will be the compact SUV taking on the Hyundai Creta & the Renault Duster. The Spin twins will have a distinct rear-mounted spare wheel similar to the Fiat Avventura.

Pricing is expected to be in the 9 lakh - 12 lakh range, when it is launched next year.

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The Chevrolet Spin will be made in India and its base will be shifted to India from Indonesia. The 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Chevrolet Spin will be producing 109bhp and 142Nm of maximum torque. This will come mated to Chevrolet’s tiptronic transmisison. The diesel is a 1.3-litre that churns 75bhp of power and 175Nm of maximum torque.

The Activ version is the SUV package on the Spin. This version is for those who need the space of an MPV, but need an SUV-looking vehicle. Chevrolet will be getting the Spin and the Spin Activ, with an SUV package.
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The Chevrolet Spin MPV was caught testing on the Taj Expressway by the Gaadi team.

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Talking about the design, the MPV houses dual front grille, bulgy headlight and well-carved tail lights which seamlessly merge into the boot of the MPV.

On the dimensions front, the MPV stands 4,360mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,664mm tall with a wheel base of 2,620mm. The ground clearance is 157mm. Specifications are taken from the Chevrolet Spin available in Indonesia as it is most likely to remain the same for the model which will be launched in India.
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Here's an update and a few more pictures of the vehicle up close. I was shoo'd off by the car wash company as soon as they saw me with my phone out, but this is worth a look.

- Transmission that I saw was a manual transmission and looked like a petrol variant.

- The center console was flowing all the way from the dash through the floor and high up to support the short gear lever.

- Electronically adjustable rear view mirrors. Fabric bucket seats. Only 2 seats for the last row.

- Excellent ground clearance and an sure contender for the MS Ertiga.

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This one was taking a shower at Whitefield,Bangalore.
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This one was taking a shower at Whitefield,Bangalore.
Looks like they have more than one car spending some time in Bangalore. I can tell the white highrise in the background of your photos is "Alpine Viva" on Kadugodi-Hoskote road.

Clicked the below pic myself 2 hours ago near the same car wash in Whitefield, Bangalore - Red GJ 17 numberplate. Had to take the pic from a distance - the attendants shooed me away while I was taking a peek at the interiors from the glass windows. Notice that the camouflage pattern is different.

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The Indian market is now desirous of great looking products at even entry price points and this is likely to be a close to 10L vehicle. I don't think this is going to make any impression unless this is priced significantly lower than competition. In its current avatar, I think this is dead on arrival.

I wish GM would bring the Spin Active and price it at Ertiga levels. That might make a dent in both Ertiga as well as Creta sales - which combine to around 15k per month.

See photos below. At least the interiors need to be upgraded to Active levels. It does not cost much but is the difference between the car finding a home and gathering dust in stockyards - see Mobilio for a real life example.

But GM being GM, they will launch the plain jane variety, price it at market leader levels and then scratch their heads when they sell in double digits.

Spin Active Rear Three Quarter

Even the GP Avventura style spare treatment looks good.

GM Needs the active interior with this large touch screen at the least.
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Display this at Auto Expo 2016 and launch in 2017...!!! Chevrolet must have gone nuts. This MPV already looks dated for 2016 rather 2015 and by 2017 this would meet the same fate as the Sail twins.

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Had to take the pic from a distance - the attendants shooed me away while I was taking a peek at the interiors from the glass windows. Notice that the camouflage pattern is different.

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Driving a Military Green 1942 GPW helps you see.

I almost sat inside the car and took pics.Nobody even dared to come near me.

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A new car launch and the associated spy pics are supposed to excite the audience.

Unfortunately, I don't see it happening in this case.

Another stillborn GM baby!!
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A new car launch and the associated spy pics are supposed to excite the audience.

Unfortunately, I don't see it happening in this case.

Another stillborn GM baby!!
+1 on this Sir.

After a string of flops,GM still believes that there is something for them in our market.

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I don't see any cooling coil for the rear AC. Is it elsewhere? Looks like the vents are piped to carry the air from the front. It's not a great set up for an MPV, especially on a hot summer day, the cabin won't be effectively cooled.
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The Spin MPV has been officially unveiled at the Auto Expo.

To be launched next year with a single 1.3L diesel option.


Front borrows cues from the Beat/Cruze, but the silhouette is very Ertiga-ish:

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...which is more accentuated by this side profile look. Alloy design seems to be inspired from the Swift:

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Plain looking tail-lamps don't gel well with the flat rear:

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Front seats seem to have adequate bolstering for under-thigh support and sides. Headroom is ample as well:

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Steering wheel is borrowed from the Chevy common parts bin:

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Lack of a big screen display + no Automatic AC option makes this an eyesore:

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Decent boot space, with the 3rd row up:

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This car looks like a generation old already! I never thought it looked this ugly. Guess the pictures shared were not the same as this version.

I can safely say the fate of this car is already decided.
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