Chevrolet Spin

Last updated

Chevrolet Spin
2013 Chevrolet Spin 1.5 LTZ (20190616).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Production2012–present (Brazil)
February 2013 – June 2015 (Indonesia)
AssemblyBrazil: São Caetano do Sul (GM do Brasil)
Indonesia: Bekasi, West Java (GM Indonesia)
Designer Matt Noone (exterior)
Dagoberto Tribia (interior) [1]
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door wagon
Platform GM Gamma II platform
Related Chevrolet Agile
Chevrolet Onix
Chevrolet Montana
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 5-speed GM F17 manual
6-speed GM 6T30 Tiptronic
Hybrid drivetrain Front-wheel drive
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length4,360 mm (171.7 in)
Width1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height1,664 mm (65.5 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Daewoo Tacuma

The Chevrolet Spin is a mini MPV engineered and produced by Chevrolet in Brazil since 2012 and in Indonesia between 2013 and 2015. [1] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Contents

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. [10] [11] Production in Indonesia has started in February 2013. [9] In February 2015, GM announced they will close the Bekasi plant by the end of June due to slow sales of the Spin. [12]

The Spin was also produced since 2012 at the General Motors do Brasil plant in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil.

Markets

Indonesia

As of 2014, Spin for the Indonesian market consisted of 3 models depends on engine type and displacement. The three models were: [13]


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. [14] 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. [15]

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.

Brazil

Rear view Silver chevrolet spin.JPG
Rear view

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. [16]

Facelift

Facelift (2019) Chevrolet Spin 1.8 LTZ 2019.jpg
Facelift (2019)

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. [17] [18]

Sales

Calendar YearBrazilIndonesiaThailand
201218,930 [19]
201341,983 [19] 10,941 [20]
201436,796 [21] 7,475 [22] 1,131 [23]
201527,260 [24] 3,552 [25] 728 [26]
201622,982 [27] 1 [28]
201724,713 [29]
201828,361 [30]
201925,192 [31]


Related Research Articles

Chevrolet Impala American full-size car

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 until 2020. The Impala was Chevrolet's popular flagship passenger car and was among the better selling American-made automobiles in the United States.

Opel Astra Motor vehicle

The Opel Astra is a compact car/small family car engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 1991, currently at its fifth generation. It was launched in September 1991 in hatchback, saloon, and station wagon forms. A sedan delivery/panel and a convertible also appeared in the early 1990s. These bodystyles were later followed by a coupé in 2004, the sporty Astra OPC appeared in 2005, the Twin Top retractable hardtop convertible replaced the soft top convertible in 2006, while the Caravan was rebadged Astra Sports Tourer from 2009 onwards.

Fiat Siena Compact car produced by Fiat

The Fiat Siena is a subcompact car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat since 1996. It is the four-door sedan version of the Fiat Palio, a supermini car especially designed for developing countries. It was introduced for the first time in South America, and was produced in various countries worldwide. Later, in 2002, a similar car based on the same platform was developed for the European market, the Fiat Albea. It replaced the Siena in these European markets, such as Poland, where the original model was previously sold.

Chevrolet Omega Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Omega is an executive car sold by Chevrolet for the Brazilian market. Replacing the Chevrolet Opala, which was a development of the Opel Rekord C, the original Chevrolet Omega was based on the Opel Omega A and built locally between 1992 and 1998. After 1999, local production ceased, and General Motors do Brasil imported badge engineered versions of the Holden Commodore from Australia.

General Motors Delta platform Motor vehicle platform

Delta is General Motors' compact front-wheel drive automobile and crossover SUV platform, a successor to the GM T platform; it also replaced GM J platform and the Z platform used by the Saturn S-Series. The platform debuted in the 2003 Saturn Ion. Vehicles of this platform generally carry the letter "A" in the fourth character of their VINs.

Chevrolet Colorado Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, the GMC Canyon, is a series of compact and later mid-size pickup trucks marketed by American automaker General Motors. They were introduced in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15/Sonoma compact pickups. It is named for the U.S. state of Colorado. Along with rival Ford Ranger, the GM twins were the last compact pickup trucks on sale until 2012.

General Motors Gamma platform Motor vehicle platform

Gamma is General Motors' global subcompact front-wheel drive automobile platform, first used in the 2000 Opel Corsa C.

Opel Meriva Motor vehicle

The Opel Meriva is a front-engined, front-wheel-drive five door, five passenger MPV manufactured and marketed by the German automaker Opel on its Corsa platform, from May 2003 until June 2017 across two generations — as a mini MPV in its first generation under the Meriva A nameplate and in its second generation as a compact MPV, the latter as the Meriva B.

The Family 1 is a straight-four piston engine that was developed by Opel, a former subsidiary of General Motors and now a subsidiary of PSA Group, to replace the Opel cam-in-head engines for use on mid-range cars from Opel/Vauxhall. Originally produced at the Aspern engine plant, production was moved to the Szentgotthard engine plant in Hungary with the introduction of the DOHC version. GM do Brasil at São José dos Campos, GMDAT at Bupyeong and GM North America at Toluca also build these engines.

Honda HR-V Subcompact crossover SUV

The Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) manufactured and marketed by Honda over three generations.

Isuzu Panther A multi-purpose vehicle and pickup truck manufactured by Isuzu

The Isuzu Panther is a line of multi-purpose vehicle and pickup truck manufactured by Isuzu from 1991 until 2020 and developed in Indonesia for the Southeast Asian market. The second generation Panther was also manufactured and marketed in India under the name Chevrolet Tavera, a name which is also used in Indonesia for the gasoline version until 2005. It was developed together with General Motors as the "160 Project".

Dacia Sandero Subcompact car produced by Renault and Dacia

The Dacia Sandero is a subcompact/supermini car produced and engineered jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its Romanian subsidiary Dacia since 2007, currently at its third generation. It has been also marketed as the Renault Sandero in certain markets, such as Russia, Mexico, Central and South America, Iran, Egypt, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chevrolet Aveo Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Aveo is a subcompact car manufactured since 2002, marketed worldwide in 120 countries under seven brands. The second generation Sonic began with the 2012 model year and was also marketed as the Aveo; production ended in October 2020.

MyLink a.k.a. Intellilink is a telematics system/infotainment system offered by General Motors in their vehicles. The system was debuted in 2011 in the then-new Chevrolet Volt.

Chevrolet Onix Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Onix is a subcompact car launched by American automaker Chevrolet in Brazil at the 2012 São Paulo International Motor Show and the second generation in China at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. In Brazil, it was launched to succeed Chevrolet Corsa and some versions of Chevrolet Celta. Produced in General Motors Brazil’s plants in Gravataí and São Caetano do Sul, the Onix is a five-door hatchback. A sedan version is sold as the Chevrolet Onix Plus in Brazil, and the Onix sedan in Colombia. The Onix was Brazil's best selling car for 59 consecutive months from August 2015 to June 2020, until being usurped by the VW T-Cross in July 2020. The Onix was also Latin America’s best selling car in the year 2018, with sales of over 249,552 units.

Hyundai Creta Subcompact crossover

The Hyundai Creta, also known as Hyundai ix25, is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2014 mainly for emerging markets, particularly BRICS. It is manufactured by Beijing Hyundai, Hyundai India, Hyundai Brazil, Hyundai Rus and Algeria's TMC. It was first seen as a thinly veiled "concept" at Auto China in April 2014.

Toyota Yaris (XP150) Subcompact car manufactured by Toyota

The XP150 series Toyota Yaris, which is based on the XP150 series Vios, is a subcompact car produced and sold by Toyota under the Yaris nameplate since 2013. It made its public debut at the 15th Auto Shanghai in April 2013. It was first launched for some Asian markets that include China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The XP150 series Yaris hatchback is larger and longer than the unrelated XP130 series Vitz or Yaris Liftback, which is sold in Japan, North America, Europe and Australasia. The XP150 series Yaris hatchback is also marketed as the Yaris Sport in Chile since 2014, and in Mexico and Argentina from 2016, where it is imported from Thailand. In Chile and Mexico, it replaced the XP130 series Vitz-based Yaris Liftback.

Volkswagen T-Cross Motor vehicle

The Volkswagen T-Cross is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) manufactured by the German automaker Volkswagen. It is based on the MQB A0 platform, and was officially launched in April 2019. The car is positioned below the T-Roc, making it the smallest SUV model from Volkswagen. It was unveiled on 25 October 2018 in Amsterdam, Shanghai and São Paulo.

PT SGMW Motor Indonesia is a subsidiary wholly owned by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW), a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co Ltd to handle their Indonesian operations. It is the first Chinese automotive company to build a manufacturing plant in Indonesia. Unlike their operations in China, SGMW Indonesia only utilises one marque, Wuling Motors, instead of both Wuling and Baojun. As the result, the subsidiary only used the Wuling Motors name and logo as the company identity. In 2018, Wuling Motors is the ninth largest automotive manufacturing company in Indonesia and the sixth largest passenger car manufacturing company in Indonesia by sales and production, according to the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (Gaikindo).

Chevrolet Trailblazer (SUV) American mid-size sport utility vehicle

The Chevrolet Trailblazer or TrailBlazer is a mid-size SUV produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors. The nameplate was first used in North America from 2001 to 2008, when it was replaced by the Traverse crossover SUV in 2009. In 2011, a production of a newly redesigned version of the Trailblazer for Asia and Brazil began.

References

  1. 1 2 GM Media Indonesia (May 8, 2013). "Chevrolet Spin created and sold in Indonesia". media.gm.com (Press release). Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  2. Aditya Maulana (February 19, 2013). "Setiap 1 Jam, 10 Chevrolet Spin Lahir di Bekasi". detik.com (in Indonesian). Jakarta, Indonesia: detikOto. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  3. "Chevrolet Spin Spesifikasi Kelebihan Harga". mobilku.org (in Indonesian). Indonesia: Grup Mobilku. January 2013. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  4. "Chevrolet Spin: seu carro para curtir com todo mundo". GM Media Chevrolet Brasil (press release) (in Portuguese). June 28, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  5. "Chevrolet Imprensa - Brasil - Spin". GM Media Chevrolet Brasil (press release) (in Portuguese). 2012. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  6. "Spin, el monovolumen mediano que agrandará la familia Chevrolet". GM Media Chevrolet Argentina (press release) (in Spanish). October 2, 2012. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  7. "Chevrolet - Argentina - Spin". GM Media Chevrolet Argentina (in Spanish). 2012. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  8. GM Authority Staff (June 29, 2012). "This Is The New Chevrolet Spin | GM Authority". gmauthority.com. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  9. 1 2 Aditya Maulana (February 19, 2013). "Mengintip Tempat Lahir Chevrolet Spin 'Made in Bekasi'". oto.detik.com (in Indonesian). Jakarta, Indonesia: detikOto. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  10. "Chevrolet Spin MPV Makes Global Debut in Brazil". GM Media South Africa (press release). June 29, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  11. "All-new 2013 Chevrolet Spin MPV to be Built in Indonesia". GM Media Chevrolet Thailand (press release). June 12, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  12. Tan, Jonathan James (February 28, 2015). "General Motors to close Indonesian plant in June, stop Chevrolet Sonic production in Thailand". paultan.org . Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. http://indianautosblog.com/2014/11/chevrolet-spin-activ-crossover-in-images-156783
  15. http://indianautosblog.com/2014/04/chevrolet-spin-activ-128085
  16. http://indianautosblog.com/2014/11/chevrolet-spin-activ-crossover-in-images-156783
  17. "Teste: Chevrolet Spin LTZ 1.8 ficou mais esperta". revistaautoesporte.globo.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  18. TI, Suporte (September 28, 2018). "Chevrolet Spin passa por face-lift e ganha visual mais atualizado". Cruzeiro Motor (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  19. 1 2 "Os 50 carros mais vendidos no Brasil em 2013". Exame (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  20. http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  21. "MAIS VENDIDOS 2014". Quatro Rodas (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  22. http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  23. "Thailand cars sales report 2014". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  24. "Ranking de 200 carros mais vendidos de 2015: GM Onix líder" . Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  25. http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  26. "Thailand cars sales report 2015". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  27. "Os 50 mais vendidos em 2016". Quatro Rodas (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  28. http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  29. "Os carros mais vendidos no Brasil no acumulado de 2017". Quatro Rodas (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  30. AutoPapo, Os carros mais vendidos em 2019 no Brasil: confira lista completa (in Portuguese), retrieved May 11, 2020
  31. Balacci, Luccas. "Chevrolet Onix é o carro mais vendido no Brasil em 2018; veja lista". Metro Jornal (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 11, 2020.