Once failed in an attempt to make the SUV sell, Chevrolet is reported of rolling out more of them in India during the coming years. Specifically, a one of the new Chevy vehicle is a ‘Trailblazer SUV’, and another is a ‘Spin MPV’. Former will make debut on the shores by 2015, whereas the latter will see sunlight by 2016.
Trailblazer in the SUV segment is attempted to rival Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. With ladder-on frame chassis underneath, the bowtie logoed SUV will be sold as proper 7-seater, and may be felt more spacious than those aforesaid rivals. Under hood, it is bound to hold a 2.8-litre engine of 180bhp or a 2.5-litre diesel unit of 150bhp from the international markets. Apparently, there aren’t confirmations which of them will make way to us.
Chevrolet Spin MPV, said of seeing the launch in 2016, too will be a 7-seater and would rival the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Renault Lodgy and Honda Mobilio in the MPV segment. Apart from the standard version, Chevrolet also sells a crossover trim of it called ‘Spin Active’ in international waters, which comes honed with additional body cladding, spunky set of alloy wheels and a spare wheel on the tail gate. Underneath the skin, Spin is bound to adorn the Gamma II platform of Beat, and stores number of engine options in the engine bay: 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol, alongside the 1.3-litre Fiat’s MultiJet diesel. Apparently, the company is already selling Enjoy MPV in India, basically the re-labeled version of Wuling CN-100 MPV of China. Though, the low slung price than the entire competitors hadn’t even made it to sell well in numbers.
This time, Chevrolet is meant to be focused on the price-tags of those new vehicles, for which the Spin and Trailblazer both are bound to be imported in India as CKD, and may see the assembly at local manufacturing facility. Since, the local market of India isn’t proving lucrative results to Chevrolet; it has started exporting the India-made vehicles nearly to 40 countries around the world, where a major portion of the consignment are always sent to Mexico and Chile.
Hence, after the launch of Trailblazer Chevrolet may discontinue the Captiva for its not-so peppy sales performance.