Chevrolet Spin

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Chevrolet Spin
2013 Chevrolet Spin 1.5 LTZ (20190616).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGeneral Motors
Production2012–present
AssemblySão Caetano do Sul, Brazil (GM do Brasil)
Bekasi, Indonesia (February 2013-June 2015)
DesignerMatt Noone (exterior)
Dagoberto Tribia (interior)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door MPV
PlatformGM Gamma II platform
RelatedChevrolet Agile
Chevrolet Onix
Chevrolet Montana
Powertrain
Engine1.2 L Family 0 I4 (petrol, Indonesia)
1.5 L S-TEC III I4 (petrol, Indonesia)
1.8 L N18XFH I4 (petrol/ethanol, Brazil)
1.3 L SDE I4 (diesel, Indonesia)[2][3]
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,620 mm (103.1 in)
Length4,360 mm (171.7 in)
Width1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height1,664 mm (65.5 in)
Chronology
Predecessor
SuccessorWuling Confero (Indonesia)

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

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. It was subsequently replaced in the Indonesian market by the Wuling Confero / Wuling Hongguang S1[12]

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

Markets[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

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

  • The 1.2l Gasoline engine model came with 2 trims, LS and LT, available in 5 speed manual transmission only
  • The 1.3l Turbocharged Diesel engine model also had 2 trims, LT and LTZ, also with manual transmission only
  • The 1.5l Gasoline engine had more trims than others : 4 trims (LS, LT, LTZ and Activ) available in manual and 6 speed automatic transmission.

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 1.5l model, called Activ, only available with automatic transmission. Based on the LTZ trim, the Activ added new design elements like a larger front bumper with skid guards, 16-inch alloy wheels, 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 were also part of the package. Inside, The full black interior color theme, was fitted with dual airbags and the steering gained audio controls.[15]

Brazil[edit]

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]

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year Thailand Indonesia
2013 10,941[17]
2014 1,131[18] 7,475[19]
2015 728[20] 3,552[21]
2016 -[22] 1[23]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 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. 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. ^ a b 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. ^ http://www.chevrolet.co.id/cars/spin/features-and-specs/models-specs.html
  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. ^ http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  18. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2014". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  19. ^ http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  20. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2015". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  21. ^ http://files.gaikindo.or.id/
  22. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2016". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  23. ^ http://files.gaikindo.or.id/

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