Chevrolet to launch new Beat and Beat Activ crossover in 2017
General Motors India has been struggling to get a hold of the Indian market for a while now. Their offerings have not been able to ring any bells in the Indian market thus far barring Chevrolet Cruze and that too only for a brief period of time. The company is working on a turn around and plans to introduce the new generation Beat and Beat Activ crossover.
The American giant has invested heavily in its India operations as its working on the making affordable cars for the Indian market. One such attempt is the unveiling the peppy Chevrolet Beat. The company has already started testing the Indian spec model and has promised to make it available within two years of time. Chevrolet will also introduce the crossover version – Beat Activ, the concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
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On the technical front the India bound Beat & Beat Activ will be based on the same platform as that of the old one unlike the International bound Beat. The company is expected to bring in plenty of changes to the existing Beat in terms of both interiors and exteriors with a newly designed dashboard being the highlight.
To use new gen petrol and diesel engine
On the Engine front the company is expected to continue its highly frugal 1.0 Diesel Engine along with the probable introduction of 1.0 petrol too from the ECOTEC family of Chevrolet Engines.Both these Engines will come mated to a 5 speed manual gear-box. The company is focusing on improving economy offered by both these engines.
General motors India needs a quick turn around of fortunes if it needs have a good time in the Indian automotive market. The company has high hopes on this new Chevrolet Beat & Beat Activ which is being locally assembled and hence resulting in aggressive pricing proposition. But the competition it faces from its contemporaries is really stiff. Let’s hope Chevrolet grants us a mouth watering prospect. We certainly won’t be complaining if they do.
The American car maker will introduce both the models in 2017 and a compact sedan Essentia based on the same platform will also follow.