http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.89Change: -0.09
R/$ = 12.68Change: -0.17
Au 1086.29 $/ozChange: -9.20
Pt 986.00 $/ozChange: 1.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 05, 2012

Local GM unit mulling introduction of Spin, along with other models

Back
Detroit|Malibu|Africa|General Motors|General Motors South Africa|India|Motors|Africa|Argentina|Brazil|Canada|China|Colombia|Indonesia|Mexico|Russia|South Africa|Thailand|United States|Uzbekistan|Motors|Product|Caroline Thomas|Dan Akerson|Motors|Chevrolet Trailblazer|Cobalt|Colorado|Cruze|Motors|Colorado|Automatic Transmission
|Africa|Motors|Africa||Motors||Motors|Motors||
detroit|malibu|africa-company|general-motors|general-motors-south-africa|india|motors-company|africa|argentina|brazil|canada|china|colombia|indonesia|mexico|russia|south-africa|thailand|united-states|uzbekistan|motors-industry-term|product|caroline-thomas|dan-akerson|motors-person|chevrolet-trailblazer|cobalt-product|colorado-product|cruze|motors|colorado|automatic-transmission
© Reuse this



The 2013 Chevrolet Spin, a new, small multipurpose vehicle (MPV) designed for families and their gear – according to General Motors (GM) – will join Chevrolet’s global portfolio when it launches in Brazil later this month.

GM says the Spin will go on sale in Indonesia in 2013, with additional markets to be announced at a later date. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) product communica-tions manager Caroline Thomas says GMSA is considering “many new models for introduction in South Africa”, including the Spin, but cannot confirm its arrival in South Africa.

The announcement of the new model was made by GM CEO Dan Akerson at the company’s annual meeting in Detroit, in the US.

“The Spin is a great-looking, efficient and functional small MPV, and the only vehicle in its class to offer a six-speed automatic transmission,” said Akerson. “The Spin will be affordable to purchase and – just as important – affordable to own.”

The Chevrolet Spin will offer seating for five or seven passengers.

GM claims that the vehicle “delivers flexibility, carlike handling, cargo-carry-ing capability and great fuel economy, with the look of a sports utility vehicle (SUV), thanks to its muscular exterior and wide stance”.

The Chevrolet Spin will follow the launches of other Chevrolet vehicles around the world, such as the Malibu midsize sedan, the Colorado, the Trail-Blazer midsize SUV, the Cobalt sedan and the Cruze wagon.

The TrailBlazer is scheduled to arrive in South Africa in the fourth quarter of this year.

The first production units of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer are currently rolling off GM Thailand’s production line, in Rayong.

The Rayong plant is the first in the world to build the new TrailBlazer, which will be sold in Thailand and exported to more than 50 markets.

In 2011, when Chevrolet sold a record 4.76-million vehicles around the world, the top ten markets were the US, Brazil, China, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Uzbekistan, India and Colombia.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Automotive News
 
Latest News
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
Updated 12 minutes ago Group chief executive officer of Telkom, Sipho Maseko, has said smaller fibre providers are placing “relentless pressure” on the company’s wholesale and networks unit. This is according to an excerpt from Maseko’s strategic review in Telkom’s integrated report for...
Thabo Mbeki
Updated 20 minutes ago One of the major tasks which faced universities was advocacy to convince the political class in Africa that institutions of learning are “indeed situated at the centre of the African development agenda” and therefore need new significant investment to improve their...
Updated 24 minutes ago South Africa’s Solar Water Heating Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (SWH-Mancosa) is taking active steps to reinvigorate the solar-geyser sector, which has been left in a “precarious” position following the termination of the Eskom rebate programme in April and...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Meyerton-based steel tank manufacturer Structa Technology is currently rolling out a water infrastructure build programme that supports local municipalities, water utilities, schools, hospitals and clinics.
Alternative funding models could be expected to begin coming to the fore in South Africa’s renewable-energy sector as the market becomes more competitive and domestic development finance institutions (DFIs) begin scaling back their direct involvement in projects....
DIMITRI MARKOULIDES An innovation champion must involve employees in innovation projects and keep them updated to enable them to support and drive innovation and create the future of the business
An innovation champion course that trains executives to manage innovation in their organisations aims to help companies grow revenue streams and tap new markets, says business change management consultancy BMGI South Africa innovation practice lead Dimitri...
Future digital workplaces will require employees to continuously learn new “literacies”, including new media, information and technical skills, to help their company thrive and spur personal growth. Information technology (IT) research firm Gartner, thus, suggests...
Only 25% of large construction projects surveyed in KPMG’s Global Construction Project Owner’s Survey, released in June, were concluded on time and within budget over the last three years. “Every project owner wants predictability when it comes to large projects, and...
 
 
Article contains comments
A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means non-compliant Gauteng road users won’t have anything to fear – for now. The Department of Transport’s Gazette 38997, released on 17 July 2015, referenced...
The Competition Commission said on Tuesday that it had prohibited Raumix Aggregates, a subsidiary of the Raubex Group, from acquiring OMV Kimberley and OMV Kimberley Mining, collectively known as the OMV Group. Post-merger, Raumix, and ultimately Raubex, would have...
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has announced delays to several of its roadworks programmes across Johannesburg owing to a shortage of bitumen countrywide. The agency said on Friday that the resurfacing of roads and the patching of potholes in the city would be...
More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96