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Old 15th June 2016, 10:23   #76
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There is a big gap in the MPV space between the Ertiga and the Innova - Chevy could have filled this gap nicely with the Spin by adding a bunch of novel features, upmarket interiors, and marketed it as a practical option. I for one feel they had a great chance with the Spin, but now they have blown it.
The problem is nobody is willing to pay more than a million bucks for anything other than a Innova. Look at Lodgy. It is much more VFM compared to the Innova, with a proven reliable engine, still it could not take the fight to Innova. Our market has seen a lot of Innova 'killers' so to say - Xylo, Aria, Lodgy, Evalia etc. All tanked.
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Why Spin will not come to India - Here is the probable answer to this


GM is working on a new compact platform called GEM ( Global Emerging Markets). This platform will give rise to new Compact SUV and a Pick up truck, which will reach the market in 2020.
The GEM Platform products will be primarily for markets like Brazil, China, India, Mexico and some more emerging markets.

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For the development of new architecture in national market General Motors will invest $ 1.9 billion. With the GEM platform GM must replace multiple lines of vehicles and consolidate its use in various markets

http://www.autossegredos.com.br/2016...lataforma-gem/
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Why Spin will not come to India - Here is the probable answer to this
GM is working on a new compact platform called GEM ( Global Emerging Markets). This platform will give rise to new Compact SUV and a Pick up truck, which will reach the market in 2020.
The GEM Platform products will be primarily for markets like Brazil, China, India, Mexico and some more emerging markets.
Oh dear lord. That means GM will keep selling the current Beat, Enjoy, Tavera, Sail till 2020? Good luck to them.
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GM India announced recently that the Chevrolet Spin MPV, which was earlier confirmed for the domestic market, will not be launched now.
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Although the company says that the decision to shelve the Spin launch is largely based on changing customer preferences, formidable opposition from the likes of the Toyota Innova and the Maruti Ertiga and poor performance of the recent MPV launches by other manufacturers also seem to have a large bearing on the decision.
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With global OEMs such as Chevrolet and Hyundai putting their MPV plans on hold, it seems that the overall appeal for the segment has fallen sharply.
So that's why the Spin is not coming to India.

I disagree that MPVs won't sell. I know compact SUVs are the hottest item, but nothing beats the good old MPV for the large Indian families.

To companies: Make a good stylish and spacious 7 seater with acceptable performance and good FE, you'll have a long queue of customers.

If the lodgy, mobilio, evalia and enjoy failed, the sole reason is down to the product. They were either spartan and under-equipped compared to the Ertiga, overpriced or just plain ugly to look at. Indians also don't want to drive breadboxes.

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