Chevrolet Beat Activ looks stylish and contemporary; more likely to be introduced for our market sometime in 2017
India-Bound Chevrolet Beat Activ has been launched in US at $16,945, which is equivalent to Rs. 11.48 lakh. The Beat Activ soft-roader concept was showcased at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, in February this year and now the production version of the car has been displayed at the 2016 Los Angeles Motor Show.
Based on the new-generation Chevrolet Beat hatchback, the soft-roader looks very attractive. Apart from the hatchback, the new Beat family comprises two other models also, which are Essentia compact sedan and Beat Activ crossover. This crossover variant of Beat hatchback is expected to launch in Indian market sometime in 2017. In the US market, it is known as Chevrolet Spark Activ.
It sports new wide and wraparound headlamps, two-part front grille designed in-line with Chevrolet’s latest generation cars. The front grille gets chrome trims, while circular fog lamps are highlighted with chrome trims around them and a faux aluminium skid plate is also visible. The added plastic cladding on bumper, sporty multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, side-body cladding, body-coloured ORVMs and sleek roof rails are other features making this car appealing.
The rear fascia gets integrated roof spoiler, vertically positioned LED taillights, a thick black bumper and faux aluminium skid plate. So far, the Chevy Beat Activ has been designed to attract the young new-age urban customers. Interior of the crossover gets multi-function steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather seats, rear camera with display, remote keyless entry etc.
Power source for the Chevrolet Beat Activ is a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Transmission options include a manual gearbox and a CVT as well. The India-spec model will get a 1.0-litre petrol engine based on the 1.4-litre EcoTec unit.