Chevrolet is back in business and this time it’s Essentia. With speculations arising from both ends, this Spin or Essentia is likely to hit the roads by next year. General Motors is mostly to call the Spin as Essentia in India. Essentia will target the premium MPV buyer and the price is expected to be somewhere in 9-13 Lakh Rupees (On Road).
Chevrolet Essentia is set to join the bandwagon of premium MPV with its release; However, Essentia will be made available only with diesel engine of 1.3litre making it easy for the car buyers. MPV market in India is going high day by day and with the release of Honda Mobilio and many more has made it look very obvious amongst the car buyers. As we all know, the space of Innova is slowly moving by the recent release of Mobilio, Renault Lodgy and now Chevrolet Spin has ensured a better spot for the MPV market in India.
This Essentia will be manufactured in the company’s halol plant in Gujarat and the GM will be looking to export this as well. Essentia will produce a thrust of 90bhp and this will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
As of for now, Chevrolet is exporting Beat and Spark from India and by 2017, company has promised that it will invest heavily on developing India-specifc products too. General Motors in India is looking for a broader reach and also even increasing the number of export vehicles.
Chevrolet Essentia will have dash in music system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary input as well with ABS and dual-airbags being the top of it. Besides, the company may even add touch screen system with reverse parking camera.
The second row of seats has a 60:40 split fold and the third row has 50:50 split folds. Chevrolet Essentia is a premium seven-seater MPV and it will be placed above the unsung Chevrolet Enjoy.