New Chevrolet Spin is an MPV Version of the Cobalt for South America and Asia


Less than a year after the introduction of the new Chevrolet Cobalt sedan for select markets around the globe, General Motors pulled the sheets off a new compact minivan called the Spin.

The MPV was designed and developed by GM Brazil with the automaker stating that the car underwent tests in four continents around the world. The Spin is built at GM's factory in São Paulo, Brazil and will be sold across South America and Asia starting from July.

The Spin shares its platform architecture including its 2,620mm (103.1-inches) long wheelbase, mechanical hardware and design language with the Cobalt.

If you were not impressed with the Cobalt's styling, then we are going to guess that you will not warm up to the Spin either as it looks awkward, as if someone took the Cobalt and stretched its height on Photoshop…

The interior, which can seat five or seven people, depending on the trim model, also shares many parts with the Cobalt including the partially digital instrument cluster, steering wheel and center console designs.

Chevrolet says that with seven occupants, the Spin's load capacity is 162 liters, which can be increased to 710 liters in a five-seat configuration and 1,668 liters with the middle row seats folded down.

There are two available models, the five-seater LT that comes equipped with standard air-conditioning, power steering, ABS, EBD, dual airbags, power windows and locks, plus height adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel.

The LTZ adds a third row of seats, trip computer, parking sensors and steering wheel controls.

A 1.8-liter four-cylinder Econo.Flex engine delivering 108 horsepower when running ethanol and 106 horsepower on gasoline powers both models. Transmission choices include a five speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic transmission.

GM has not yet announced pricing for the Spin.





Victor Ferreira said... »June 29, 2012

GM Brazil is a disgrace to the automotive world. Just go bankrupt, already.

GoUK said... »June 29, 2012

What a shame of design, I´m surprise how chevrolet allows this terrible design and the quailty of the factories in brazil have been always pretty bad

Astro said... »June 29, 2012

 What with this colour and shape the word " turd " comes to mind.

Frederick A said... »June 29, 2012

Underpowered and overpoweringly ugly. I imagine the designers of the Camaro and the Malibu, etc, are livid about the fact that this gets to wear the Bowtie, as well.

The only thing they got right was the grille, but barely. Didn't they hear about Chevy's new design language (Impala, Traverse)?

Kaveh said... »June 30, 2012

It doesn't look correct, looks like it is out of the movie cars.

europeon said... »June 30, 2012

This one makes Dacia Lodgy looks like a beautiful car.

DadzBoyz said... »June 30, 2012

Holy crap!  That thing is Aztec ugly!

Polyester Poontang said... »June 30, 2012's almost as good looking as the Cube, or the Versa, or the Juke, or the Veloster, or the Soul, or the Chrysler 300.
Face it folks most cars are ugly these days.

Althea Later said... »July 01, 2012

LOL look at those CHEAPO manual control mirrors... they still have those? and that awful dreary grey grey grey and more grey interior.
Spin?... more like Plop.

Richard Joash Tan said... »July 13, 2012


Richard Joash Tan said... »July 13, 2012


Richard Joash Tan said... »July 13, 2012

I do not know what you are talking about

Richard Joash Tan said... »July 13, 2012

and you should be dead.

Victor Ferreira said... »July 13, 2012

Their carshere suck. Except maybe for the Cruze. But that's what I'm talking about. GM America, though, I like. The 2013 Impala looks sweet.

idbdg said... »December 03, 2012

Chevrolet Spin with ADV1 rims —>

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