CHEVROLET SPIN

After years of services performed to families and fleet owners of Brazil, it time for Meriva and Zafira to retire. In its place, Chevrolet launches the Spin, witch substitutes the veteran pair of minivans at once. To answer the clients who prize baggage space as much as passenger transportation, GM decided to develop versions with five and seven places, in a strategy similar to the one used by Nissan with Livina and Grand Livina.

Totally projected in Brazil, Spin is in tune with the latest style trends of global Chevrolet. It's not hard to find similarities with recent models of the brand: the large busty front and the headlights design remember the S10 and the light refer to Agile and Cobalt. Despite the exacerbated kinship, the minivan has a personality of its own, noted primarily on two creases that are born from the height of the headlights and taillights.

The interior is similar with the Cobalt, including controversial solutions like the digital panel. The level of finishing also follows the sedan, but there are many storage compartments distributed throughout the cabin, as suits a minivan. The trunk of Spin carries up to 710 liters on the five passenger version, jumping to 1.668 liters with the back seat folded. On the seven space version, the access to the third row is hampered by the lack of a mechanism that slides the back seat, but the space is sufficient only to carry children. The luggage space is sacrificed, falling to 162 litters.

The Spin uses a new version of the 1.8 Flexpower engine, now baptized with the last name Econo.Flex. It's 108 cv with ethanol and 106 cv if the choice is for gasoline, both at 6200 rpm. The informed maximum torque by the automaker is of 17,1 mkgf with ethanol and 16,4 mkgf with gasoline, always with 6.200 rpm.

The mpv will have two finishing versions. The Spin LT comes from the manufacture with air-conditioning, hydraulic steering, double airbag, electronic glasses and locks, driver seat with height regulator, breaks with anti-lock system (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD), 15 inches wheels with caps and steering column with height adjustment. Optionally, the minivan will have alloy wheels, Radio CD player with MP3 and Bluetooth reproduction, automatic transmission with 6 gears – borrowed from Cruze – and automatic pilot. On Spin LTZ, besides the items that stuff the LT version, there's the third row of seats, sealing rack, onboard computer, parking sensor and multifunctional steering wheel. The list of optional in the LTZ version is the same as the LT.

On the LT version, sold with five seats, the price starts at 44.590 reais and goes up to 49.690 reais if the buyer wishes to take it with automatic pilot and automatic transmission of 6 speeds. The LTZ configuration (offered with seven places) costs 50.990 reais without optional and 54.690 reias with automatic pilots and automatic transmission.

SOURCE: http://www.quatrorodas.abril.com.br

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