Spy photos of Chevrolet’s new 7-seater compact MPV, Spin were clicked in Brazil. The Spin is speculated to hit the Indian market by 2014 and may take on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The Chevrolet Spin MPV gets aggressive styling similar to the Beat and the Cruze. The Spin’s design takes inspiration from the Orlando MPV which the company sells in European markets.
The Spin is expected to be priced at around Rs. 8 lakh. The Spin may take on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Xylo and the Toyota Innova. But it will be interesting to see how the Spin MPV is positioned in the Indian market given that the company already sells the Tavera MPV and has the upcoming Enjoy MPV lined up for launch. Enjoy is clearly a bigger MPV, and the Spin, from the pictures, looks like a mini-MPV similar in size to the Ertiga.
At the front, it has Chevrolet’s family bow-tie grille, side swept headlamps with sharp curves and a clamshell bonnet with parking lights set in what looks like the bumper of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The side profile reveals mildly pronounced wheel arches and chunky alloy wheels. The Spin has a bland boot door but the radically designed taillamp cluster and roof rails give it a distinctive look.
The interiors of the Spin seem to be well put together with a conventionally designed central console and an upright steering wheel. Extensive use of chrome makes the cabin look premium. Expect the Spin to have adequate space for seven passengers and carry a few bags as luggage.
The Spin is expected to be powered by a 1.8-litre petrol motor that puts out 130 Bhp of power, but this engine is unlikely to make it into the India-bound model. There are speculations that Chevrolet may use the Enjoy’s 1.4-litre petrol motor and 1.3-litre diesel motor in the Spin when launched in India.
(Photos Courtesy: NoticiasAutomotivas)