Chevrolet Beat Essentia India launch reported for March next year; first showcased in concept form at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo
Chevrolet promised about launching several new products in Indian market in next 24 months. And the compact sedan it showcased as concept at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo is ready to launch in March 2017. The Chevrolet Beat Essentia has been spied testing for the first time in India recently, and now reports come up that American automaker is preparing to launch it in coming March.
Chevrolet Beat is based on the all-new Beat hatchback, which is also expected to launch in the market soon. The compact sedan is a segment with growing needs in Indian auto market, and once launched the Beat Essentia will lock horn with established rivals like Hyundai Xcent.
The production-model looks very much identical to the concept we saw at Auto Expo. It features similar large swept-back headlamps, front grille like its hatchback sibling. The front bumper looks muscular, and it also gets multi-spoke alloy wheels, sharp creases, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area and a deeply sculpted rear fascia as well. So far, the car bears plenty of similarity with its hatchback sibling.
Inside the cabin also, the Chevrolet Beat Essentia is expected to come sharing several components with beat hatchback. Also, it could get some components from the new-generation Chevy Spark as well. It is expected to receive a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a bike-inspired analog-digital instrument cluster, and a Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen infotainment system as well. Expect the cabin to come quite spacious as well.
Power source for the Chevrolet Beat Essentia compact sedan is expected to be a 1.2-litre petrol engine kicking out 77 bhp of peak power and 107 Nm of peak torque. Diesel engine on the other hand is likely to be a 56 bhp generating 1.0-litre unit. Transmission option for this car could be a 5-speed manual transmission, while an AMT is also expected to be introduced later.
Source: Autocar India