You may have read here a few weeks ago that we had already driven the Chevrolet Spin seven-seater MPV (Chevrolet Philippines prefers to call it AUV, or "all-around utility vehicle") in Thailand, and that our local distributor was getting ready to launch it in our market. Well, the time to introduce this vehicle is indeed upon us, as we just received information on the car's introductory pricing.
According to Lyn Buena, Chevrolet Philippines' senior vice president for marketing and customer services, the introductory prices of the new Spin are as follows:
* 1.3L Turbodiesel LS 5-speed MT - P798,888
* 1.3L Turbodiesel LTZ 5-speed MT - P908,888
* 1.5L Gasoline LTZ 6-speed AT - P838,888
Needless to say, because these are "introductory prices," you can expect them to go up after a few months, so better to place your order now if you're seriously considering getting one.
The 1.3-liter turbodiesel engine produces 74hp and 190Nm, while the 1.5-liter gasoline engine is rated at 108hp and 141Nm.
The LTZ trim comes standard with front and rear fog lights, roof luggage carrier, dual airbags, antilock brakes, antitheft alarm system, Bluetooth connectivity, and rear window defogger, among others.
Chevrolet Philippines claims that the Spin is the longest and widest vehicle in its class, boasting an interior with a 1,608L capacity, 22 storage locations and more than 23 seating configurations. (See spec sheet below for all the features.)
"We see a lot of great potential particularly in the 1.3-liter turbodiesel CRDi engine, which is a first in this class," says Chevrolet Philippines president and managing director Atty. Albert Arcilla. "This is why we took steps to ensure that our initial introductory offer for this new AUV is within a very competitive price range, and that it is backed up by Chevrolet's five-year warranty."
Those who want to see the Spin in the metal may do so at these malls on the following dates:
* Trinoma MRT Link - July 26-29
* SM Megamall - August 1-7
* SM Mall of Asia - August 8-14
* Trinoma Activity Center - August 16-18
* SM Southmall - August 22-28