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General Motors, the American automaker has released the first images of the new generation Chevrolet Beat hatchback. The small car is expected to be launched in the country by the end of this year. Unlike the all-new Chevrolet Spark available in global market, the new Beat is based on the existing platform and features a more evolved exterior styling. The company will also launch the Chevrolet Beat Activ and Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan in India in 2017. Also Read - LIVE IPL 2020 MI vs RCB Scorecard, IPL Today's Match Live Cricket Score And Updates Online Match 48: de Villiers Out, Padikkal Key For Bangalore in Death Overs vs Mumbai
The new Chevrolet Beat design is subtle and less edgy than the current car. Up front is an all-new Chevy's signature two-part grille, newly styled headlamps and revised bumper. The upper narrow grille and large lower 'shield shaped' grille gets lots of chrome embellishment. While the current car gets sharp character lines, the new model features a more subtle look and the overall design is now muscular in nature. It continues to feature flared wheel arches and creases on the bonnet. Also Read - IPL 2020 Preview: With Nothing to Lose, Chennai Super Kings Ready to Play Spoilsport
Like the current model, the new Beat gets passenger-door handle on the B-pillar. As a reminder, Beat was the first car in the country to feature door handles on the pillar- followed by Mahindra KUV100. The company is yet to release the rear picture of the hatchback, but we expect subtle changes to keep things fresh in the market. The rear could get new license plate enclosure, new bumper, and revised taillamps with LED inserts and chrome treatment.
The next Beat will also get an all-new cabin, which will be equipped with a range of new features. The vehicle could get a dual-tone interior and a 7-inch touchscreen display for infotainment system. Features like instrument cluster, steering wheel and seats are likely to be lifted from current car. Also Read- Chevrolet Terminated Spin Launch in India: Beat Activ Coming Soon
The new generation Chevrolet Beat will be offered in two engine options- 1.0L 3-cylinder diesel and 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol. The new petrol engine is expected to be the downsized version of the 1.4L 4-cylinder Ecotech motor, which is offered in international spec Spark. Both manual and automatic transmission options could be on offer.