More news from the ongoing IIMS in Jakarta. This is Chevrolet’s new Spin MPV, which is one of the GM displays at the show.

The company didn’t reveal much about the vehicle, save that the compact 1.2 metric-tonne MPV will be sold in Indonesia in its seven-seater form from mid-2013. Production will begin at its 11-hectare Bekasi manufacturing facility in West Java from the middle of next year, and the company is targeting to sell 40,000 units in Indonesia annually.

Aimed at taking the fight to the likes of the Toyota Avanza and Xenia, the 4.36 metre-long Spin has a 2,620 mm-long wheelbase, and when it debuts, will be equipped with a six-speed auto transmission, a first in class.

In Brazil, where it is being sold, the Spin is available as a five- and seven-seater, in LT and LTZ trim level guise respectively. In that market, it wears a 1.8 litre Econo.Flex gasoline/ethanol mill, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.