Chevrolet Spin-03

The Chevrolet Spin MPV was launched in Thailand last month. The Spin, a budget B-segment MPV that takes on Toyota’s Avanza and Suzuki’s Ertiga in Asean, is imported from Indonesia. Designed by General Motors do Brasil, it is also sold in the South American country.

In this seven-seater with what Chevy calls high ‘theatre-style’ seating, there are 23 configurable seating positions and a total of 32 storage spaces. The cargo capacity of 162 litres can be increased to 864 litres with the third row seats folded. Folding down the centre row will boost capacity to 1,608 litres.

In Thailand, the Spin will be sold in (high) LTZ trim. Powering the MPV is a 1.5 litre engine with 107 PS and 148 Nm of torque. The Dual VVT unit’s power is delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with driver-shift control (+ and – buttons on the gear knob, like the Chevy Sonic and Ford Focus) – a segment first. Indonesia gets a five-speed manual and a 1.3 turbodiesel (75 PS/190 Nm) option, too.

The Thai Spin comes standard with front/rear air-con, CD/MP3 player, USB and Bluetooth, DC power outlets, Follow-Me-Home, ABS, dual airbags and roof rails. Prices start from 762,000 baht. Could be spinning here in the future – do you think it will sell in Malaysia?