Chevrolet New Beat
UPDATED: The new Beat has now been caught under test in India. Read MORE
Inspite of launching a cheap diesel version, Chevrolet Beat isnt really doing great numbers in the Indian market. They say the car is value for money and very efficient but this doesnt reflect in the sales - it sold just 5254 units in Sep 2011 for example. The new version, that was shown in the international market recently though should help bump up the sales. The Beat has always been a good looking hatchback and the new one only looks hotter! The front end sees a lot of changes - for instance the grille is bigger and the fog lamp design sexy! The bumper design has been changed too and the Beat might get new look alloy wheels for India as well. At the rear, the Beat further increases its appeal - new bumpers and slight changes along with the better executed exhaust tip really looks nice. The alloy wheels you see here look hot but in all probability, wont make it to the Indian version!
The cabin of the Beat also sees minor changes. Space though remains tight and the car will still not be appreciated for large families or five adults. The Indian Beat might get new color options for the cabin like the one shown here. The new Beat will also sport the new ECOTEC engines from the GM family - both petrol and diesel engines will be on sale. Further, we can also expect the electric Beat to make it here by the end of 2012. Currently both the petrol and diesel Beat models are very efficient in nature and the same can be expected from the new engines as well.
The new Beat might just be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo in Jan 2012 with a launch in the mid of 2012. Prices are expected to go up slightly which means the range should start at around Rs 3.6 lakh