|Production||2012–present (Brazil) |
February 2013 – June 2015 (Indonesia)
|Assembly||Brazil: São Caetano do Sul (GM do Brasil)|
Indonesia: Bekasi, West Java (GM Indonesia)
|Designer||Matt Noone (exterior)|
Dagoberto Tribia (interior)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Platform||GM Gamma II platform|
|Related|| Chevrolet Agile |
|Transmission||5-speed GM F17 manual |
6-speed GM 6T30 Tiptronic
|Hybrid drivetrain||Front-wheel drive|
|Wheelbase||2,620 mm (103.1 in)|
|Length||4,360 mm (171.7 in)|
|Width||1,735 mm (68.3 in)|
|Height||1,664 mm (65.5 in)|
The Chevrolet Spin is a mini MPV engineered and produced by Chevrolet in Brazil since 2012 and in Indonesia between 2013 and 2015.
GM announced in 2012 that it will market the car globally in developing countries and assemble it also at GM Autoworld Indonesia's Bekasi, West Java, plant.Production in Indonesia has started in February 2013. In February 2015, GM announced they will close the Bekasi plant by the end of June due to slow sales of the Spin.
The Spin was also produced since 2012 at the General Motors do Brasil plant in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil.
As of 2014, Spin for the Indonesian market consisted of 3 models depends on engine type and displacement. The three models were:
The Indonesian version offered 7 seats and third row ventilation in all models.
On April 2014, General Motors Indonesia introduced a new trim in the 1.5-litre model, called Activ, which is only available with automatic transmission. Based on the LTZ trim, the Activ added new design elements like a larger front bumper with skid guards, 15-inch alloy wheels (with gunmetal gray finish), roof rails, black plastic cladding for the lower part of the front and rear bumpers with silver skid plates, silver inserts for the side lower body and reflectors on the rear bumper, with ‘Activ’ embossed on it. The car received black body paneling, and smoked headlamps and taillamps were also part of the package. They added rear reflectors on the lower part of the rear bumper, but the rear foglights was deleted. Inside, it got a full black interior color theme with silver finish on some parts of the steering wheel and the centre headunit, fitted with dual airbags and the steering also gained audio controls. The seats are also being full black, with mountain logos attached to both front seats.
Even General Motors Indonesia only officially sold the Activ trim with the 1.5L, some sources said that they actually ever planned to made an Activ with the 1.3L Diesel. It's rumored to be just 2 units of this prototype in Indonesia.
In Brazil, the Spin replaced the Meriva as GM do Brasil phased out the badge engineering of Opels as Chevrolets and vice versa. While the original Meriva A was developed jointly by GM do Brasil and Opel, the second generation Meriva B had been developed exclusively by Opel and marketed only as Opel and Vauxhall.
The LTZ trim of the Spin offered seven seats, and could thus also replace in Brasil the Zafira, whose global successor was split between Zafira and Orlando, both being based on the GM's global Delta II platform.
The Brazilian market received the Activ trim in November 2014; the differences from the Indonesian Activ were an exposed spare wheel and 1.8-liter EconoFlex engine capable of 108 bhp and 171 Nm of torque.
The facelifted Spin was launched in September 2018 for the Brazilian market. The new Spin received new front fascia and rear fascia, and the addition of new safety features such as three point seatbelt and headrest for the central second row passenger and ISOFIX.
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