Chevrolet's Spin MPV, which is confirmed for an India entry in 2017, caught testing under heavy camouflage. The American car-maker showcased this model at the Auto Expo 2016 in the beginning of February and the Spin will be one of the 10 domestically manufactured vehicles for India over the next five years, General Motors announced in July last year.
The spy picture published by AutocarIndia shows the MPV with a Bengaluru registration plate. General Motors has a technical centre in Bengaluru. The international-spec Spin was developed by the design and engineering teams in Brazil, with inputs from GM engineers from the Southeast Asian region. The India-spec version is expected to get regional specific additions from the technical centre in Bengaluru.
The seven-seater MPV will be pitted against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Honda Mobilio and Renault Lodgy in India. The Spin has a wheelbase of 2,620mm and a length x width x height of 4,360 x 1,953 x 1,683mm. The vehicle weighs 1,277 kg and comes with a 50-litre fuel tank. Similar to all the new generation of Chevrolet vehicles, the Spin sports a split front grille with bowtie emblem at the centre. The vehicle has a boxy design common to most of the MPVs in the market.
The interior will sport dual tone finish and plenty of storage space. Chevrolet claims a high driving position that provides better visibility. The Spin has a cargo capacity of 162-litres, which increases to 864-litres with the third row seats folded and goes up to 1,608 litres with all seats folded.
Chevrolet India is expected to employ both the petrol and diesel engines in the Spin. The 1.2-litre 4-cylinder VVTi petrol engine will develop nearly 85bhp at 5,600 rpm and 115Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine can churn out 106bhp at 6,000 rpm and 148Nm at 3,800 rpm, which is currently sold in the Thailand market, might be offered in India. The engines will come paired to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.