Introductory pricing for Chevrolet Spin starts at P798,888

 

Chevrolet Spin

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

Chevrolet Spin specifications

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  • odnalor60 Jul 26 2013 @ 05:55am
    Wow,Chevrolet cars are improving when it comes to design,I like the improved Trailblazer
  • bukriv Jul 26 2013 @ 06:52am
    Mas mahal yung MT na LTZ?

    1.3L Turbodiesel LTZ 5-speed MT - P908,888

    1.5L Gasoline LTZ 6-speed AT - P838,888
    • Niky Tamayo
      Niky Tamayo Jul 26 2013 @ 09:01am
      The diesel engine is pretty expensive. Unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected.
    • A-Black Jul 26 2013 @ 08:42pm
      Diesel kasi
    • FortunerRocks Jul 30 2013 @ 09:13pm
      Mas mahal manual and Diesel.. Pero gusto ko automatic and Diesel Not Fair!
  • neutral Jul 26 2013 @ 09:17am
    The prices for the diesel variants come close to Adventure, Crosswind & Innova. Buyers might go to the tried & tested body on frame configuration of the 3 Japanese brands.
  • aldy888cbu Jul 26 2013 @ 10:13am
    Oh come on, at that price! It's still introductory? Maybe a lot more 3838 numbers in your pricing. A 1.3l at 800k range already and you still thinks it's cheap?
    Toyota must be thinking, Next!.. calling out their competitors. Everybody seems to be shooting at their own feet instead of aiming at Toyota's dominance in the mpv segment, from Kia Carens, this Chevy Spin. I think it's up to Mitsubishi now, who always seems to have the right business sense to fight Toyota.
    And as to that 3838 just ask any Chinese what that means.
    • johnny_bravo Jul 26 2013 @ 12:38pm
      900 plus k for the LTZ diesel and no automatic? tsk tsk... Goodluck with that!
      • aldy888cbu Jul 26 2013 @ 01:35pm
        Better hurry, it's still introductory.
    • Fundiver198 Aug 21 2013 @ 01:50pm
      Completely agree. When the Toyota Avanza starts at only 630k for the 5-seater J variant and 700k for the 7-seater E variant, people are hardly going to rush to Chevrolet showrooms to get this newcomer at 800k - diesel engine or not. If Chevrolet wants to sell this car in numbers, they need to have a lower entrance price. Much lower. Like a manual petrol LS at around 650k. Or lower the price of the diesel variants significantly. After all this is a tiny 1,25 liter engine with only 75 hp, so it doesn`t warrant a huge premium over the 109 hp 1,5 liter petrol.
  • GotToRead Jul 26 2013 @ 12:14pm
    Pricing is justified.
  • dragun Jul 26 2013 @ 12:15pm
    I had expected the 1.3 diesel MT to be cheaper by, say php98k?
  • carlo999 Jul 26 2013 @ 02:15pm
    nakakapanghina naman ung engine output nya
    • gogogo Jul 29 2013 @ 07:06pm
      tapos 7 seater pa. mejo alanganin.
  • LaHedare Jul 26 2013 @ 02:15pm
    mukhang papatok ito! sana ganyan forever yung price nila. 1.3 798k
  • vgpena Jul 26 2013 @ 02:16pm
    Definitely better looking than the Avanza which I assume is it's most direct competitor. I just wish that the diesel LTZ was automatic as well because it's expected that the most expensive model is automatic. can we have some interior pictures? :P
  • JTV360 Jul 26 2013 @ 04:07pm
    I won't pre-judge the pricing until I see this in the metal. I'd hate to see cheap interior plastics at this price range. Parang roof rails lang 'yung nasa pic ah?
  • Radenbach Jul 26 2013 @ 06:43pm
    i'll have this for individuality, and stand out appeal. iba pa rin ang dating if you're driving a non-asian marque heheh!
    • yokam888 Jul 28 2013 @ 09:18pm
      the only thing "non-asian" about this car is the badge. para bang bumili ka ng chery mobile tapos nilagyan mo lang ng "apple" sticker.
  • twenk123 Jul 26 2013 @ 10:36pm
    The petrol version is the Avanza killer. 30K cheaper and 6AT to boot.


    Diesel versions are way overpriced. Even more expensive than the bigger Innova J variant
  • Alllan Jul 27 2013 @ 05:51am
    At those price, I'll get an innova, bigger body, better engine. More parts available!!!
  • hyundaifan Jul 27 2013 @ 07:44pm
    Sportivo, Innova, Carens Owners let's retreat to this new kid around the block. Chevy Phils. Please bring in a 1.5 liter or 2.0 liter version ... and 2.3 Diesel Version. Pleaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssseeeeeee.
  • mgr366 Jul 28 2013 @ 07:18pm
    the 1.5AT will surely win against the avanza. hay, sana nag antay ako... oh well, ok naman na yun avanza...
    • yokam888 Jul 28 2013 @ 09:22pm
      by the time your avanza messes with you and needs maintenance parts, you will be thanking yourself you bought a toyota. by the time you decide to sell your avanza, you will pat yourself on the back because you bought a toyota.

      imagine the same situation happening if you bought the chevrolet spin.
  • jnj Jul 30 2013 @ 09:20am
    Is this a new generation for chevrolet? First time to see a 1.5 engine from them
    • Fundiver198 Aug 21 2013 @ 02:13pm
      I don`t know for sure. But it seems to me like, both Ford and GM have decided, that in ASEAN region 1,5 liter displacement is the standard to go for. The Ford Fiesta has also recently been introduced with a 1,5 liter engine, but only in ASEAN markets. Here in Europe it has a 3-cylinder 1,0 liter turbocharged unit instead. And I know, that GM is working on developing a similar 3-cylinder engine generation also. So I suspect, that rather than a whole new generation of engines, both these 1,5`s are just new variants of the old engine generations for Ford and GM. Its not difficult to turn a 1,4 or 1,6 into a 1,5. All you need to do is to change the cylinder diameter slightly.
  • Mhelskie Jul 31 2013 @ 09:24am
    a 1.3L(74HP) diesel engine in a 7-seater MPV is a bad combination. A price range of around 700k promo price for their lowest variant would be more appealing, then raise it to 798K for regular pricing.
  • twenk123 Aug 03 2013 @ 11:52pm
    The Adventure has only 76 ponies for its 1600 kg weight, yet it sold well.

    This Spin is much lighter, by at least 300kg, for the same power, but even higher torque. Its smallish engine should be more than adequate.

    The pricing I think was aimed at the basic diesel Accent at 768K. As a 7-seater, Chevy thought it thought it fair to ask for a bit more.
    • Fundiver198 Aug 21 2013 @ 02:01pm
      The difference is, that the Adventure has 2,5 liter displacement, so it has a lot more torque below 1.500 rpm, where the turbos are not really working yet. So it will be much easier to start on a hill or to pull away from the red lights. We have had this 1,25 liter engine, which is a Fiat engine by the way, in Europe for a decade or more. And the general experience is, that its ok for a sub-compact car like the Sonic. But it struggles a bit, if its put into anything more substantial than that. Since this is basically a sub-compact SUV, maybe it will be just ok, if the driver is alone in the car. But make use of all 7 seats, and it will feel very sluggish for sure. And for that reason the 1,5 liter petrol is a much more suitable engine for the car. So its really a shame, that the petrol engine is only available in top-level trim and with an automatic gearbox.
  • Fundiver198 Aug 21 2013 @ 12:54pm
    "We see a lot of great potential particularly in the 1.3-liter turbodiesel CRDi engine, which is a first in this class,"

    If that is the case, then why have you priced the diesel with such a huge premium over the petrol variant? Its 70k more the petrol has a 6-speed authomatic vs. a manual for the diesel the petrol has a whopping 34 hp more. Given all that the petrol is for sure the better offer in this initial lineup, and its difficult to see, why anyone in their right mind would purchase the diesel variants.
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