The US car maker General Motors releases a statement saying that they will produce the Chevrolet Spin multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in Indonesia. This seven-passenger vehicle will start production at GM’s manufacturing facility in Jakarta, West Java, from early 2013.
The Indonesia General Motors’ press release said that the decision to build Chevrolet Spin in Indonesia is announced GM Chevrolet Chief Executive Officer, Dan Akerson at the company’s annual meeting in Detroit, the United States.
GM invested $ 150 million to reopen the 11 hectares plant in Bekasi which will produce about 40,000 vehicles a year and will also opened 800 new jobs.
President of GM Southeast Asia, Martin Apfel, said “a small MPV Chevrolet Spin is the only car in its class that offers a six-speed automatic transmission at an affordable price.”. There is no further information however, just how much Chevrolet Spin will be sold in Indonesia.
Spin Chevrolet offers five or seven seats, depending on vehicle configuration. Chevrolet Spin provides flexibility, such as saloon car handling, the ability to transport goods and fuel use is very economical with the look of the exterior thanks to a sturdy SUV and a wide view.
In the interior, the cabin Chevrolet Spin describes the commitment to deliver more value than expected with various levels of detail and executions that are normally found on the type of vehicle in higher class.
Apfel added, “Indonesia is very pleased to be one of the world’s first markets to introduce the all-new Chevrolet Spin. Spin Chevrolet vehicles will be produced for the people of Indonesia, and by the people of Indonesia. Spin Chevrolet vehicles will be the pride of Indonesia. “
Spy photos of Chevrolet Spin were obtained in Brazil. The Chevrolet Spin MPV has aggressive styling similar to the Chevrolet Cruze and the Beat. The design of the car is inspired from the Chevrolet Orlando MPV, which is being sold in the European markets.
The photos show such characteristic Chevrolet design cues as the twin-port grille, sculpted bonnet and raked-back headlamps making their way onto the compact MPV. Chevrolet also claims that standard of materials and aesthetics in the Spin’s cabin are a class above what is normally encountered at this car’s (as yet unconfirmed, but no doubt wallet-friendly) price point.
For its interior, with a conventionally designed central console, the interiors seem to be well put together. It has sporty styling language and dual tone dark colored interiors. It flaunts round knobs and sporty steering. Extensive use of chrome offers the cabin a premium look. It may allow seven people to be seated comfortably along with a few bags as luggage.
Besides Indonesia, the all-new Chevrolet Spin is also expected to be introduced in markets like India and more throughout the ASEAN auto market. By the target market aimed by Chevrolet Spin, it will priced between Rp 150 million for the entry level to under RP 200 million for top of the line version.