Chevrolet Beat Essentia compact sedan will likely to launch very soon; will be based on the all new upcoming generation Beat hatchback
The American automaker, General Motors, is planning to launch an array of cars in the Indian market in the next two years. It includes the all-new Beat which will spawn two other models as well. Among these two models, one is the Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan, which was displayed at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo earlier last year. The car is likely to launch in March 2017, which will put it in competition with several other rivals in a highly competitive segment in the Indian car market.
Ahead of that, test mule of the production version has been spotted several times. Chevrolet Essentia not only shares its design language with the hatchback sibling Beat but also shares several components and the platform with it. Also, the powertrain of the car could be the same as Beat hatchback. Though, the compact sedan market is facing declining sales figure in recent times, Chevrolet Essentia could bring a fresh air in the segment with its unusual styling.
The Chevrolet Essentia appears with a bit muscular design language, which is clearly visible at front fascia. Inside the cabin, this car comes quite impressive, practical and upmarket. It comes with an unique and attractive design in-line with its upcoming hatchback sibling.
Once launched, Chevrolet Essentia will take on tough and already popular rivals like Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, VW Ameo and upcoming Tata Kite 5 as well. Expect this car to be priced aggressively against competition. Here we take a closer look into the so-far known facts of the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan:
Chevrolet Beat Essentia India Launch
Though not officially confirmed, the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia is likely to be launched very soon in India
Chevrolet Beat Essentia India Price
Chevrolet Essentia is likely to be priced between Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 7.5 lakh depending on variants (ex-showroom). The American auto manufacturer needs to keep the pricing competitive as the sub-4m sedan segment has several other models ready to challenge the upcoming car.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Engine and Specification
Upcoming Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan is expected to come available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol model will take power from a 1.2-litre SMARTECH engine, which kicks out around 76.8 bhp of peak power at 6,200 rpm and 106.5 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm.
The diesel powered Essentia draws power from a 1.0-litre SMARTECH unit under hood, which churns out around 56.3 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 142.5 Nm of peak torque 1,750 rpm. On transmission front, both the petrol and diesel engines will come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while an AMT is expected to be offered as well.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia India Mileage
Chevrolet Essentia is based on a lightweight platform, which should improve the car’s fuel efficiency. The petrol model is likely to deliver fuel efficiency of around 18 kmpl. On the other hand, diesel Essentia could deliver fuel economy close to 25 kmpl.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Exterior and Dimension
Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan shares its design language, platform and components with its hatchback sibling the new-gen Beat which is also expected to launch in 2017. The compact sedan sports a bit muscular front fascia with swept back headlamps which also come with integrated LED daytime running lights. Apart from that, large two-part front grille with chrome trims, a bold and huge bumper give it a muscular look. The fog lamp enclosures come sporting a blackened appearance.
At side profile, the upcoming compact sedan gets bit flared wheel arches, 10-spoke alloy wheels, sharp cuts and creases. The glass area is blacked out too and the shoulder line runs upward toward the car’s rear fascia while it also features a sleek chrome trim. The rear fascia sports compact and large taillights, chrome trim around registration enclosure and a sculpted look.
Speaking about the car’s dimensions, the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia will measure 3,640 mm in length, 1,595 mm in width, 1,520 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,375 mm. It also gets a ground clearance of 175 mm which is effective to take on regular potholes on our Indian roads.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia India Interior
Like its hatchback sibling the Chevrolet Essentia too comes with an upmarket interior which is practical and minimalist in appearance. The car features a multi-function three spoke steering wheel and bike-inspired analog-digital combo instrument cluster. A Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen infotainment system at the compact center console will enhance the car’s appeal further.
The dashboard sports dual tone theme while AC vents come round shaped. The car features rear armrest giving it an upmarket vibe. The seat and upholstery material are expected to be impressive. The cabin also dons a dual tone theme while in terms of space and comfort Chevrolet Essentia is expected to meet the customers’ desires as well.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Safety Features
Chevrolet Essentia will come with safety features like dual front airbags and ABS with EBD. Reverse parking sensor could be on offered on top-spec trims as well.
Chevrolet Essentia India Rivals
When launched, the Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan will take on Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the Tata Tigor.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia India Images