January 31, 2017: We have spied the upcoming 2017 Beat, completely undisguised, inside-out. The thoroughly updated hatch will share the platform and a few of its body panels with the current Beat. The dashboard is also borrowed with subtle changes and features a dual-tone layout – black and beige with silver and chrome accents – unlike the current all-black layout. The highlight on the inside is the addition of Chevrolet's latest MyLink infotainment system, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto (probably a seven-inch unit). We expect the automaker to launch the 2017 Beat clan, which include the Beat Essentia (compact sedan), Beat and the Beat Activ (cross hatch) in the first half of 2017. Also, these cars are expected carry over the current set of engines, likely with a slight retune.
The outgoing Beat is available with two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol (four-cylinder) and 1.0-litre diesel (three-cylinder). The petrol puts out 77.9PS/ 106.5Nm (ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.8kmpl) and the diesel churns out 57.1PS and 142.5Nm (ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25.44kmpl). Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
Look and Style: Just can't beat it, only i20 Elite can beat Beat's look in the hatchback segment.
Comfort: Not so comfortable, but for someone like me who is ready to adjust a bit it is good enough and I am from the middle class so it is not at all a problem.
Pickup: Petrol pickup is good, diesel it is okay I can easily manage.
Mileage: Diesel mileage is just mind blowing. 18-19KMPL in Bangalore city(AC Off) and 24-25KMPL on highway(Bangalore-Tumkur).
Best Features: Exteriors, we rea read more 18
It's been almost six years since we first saw the car in the flesh. Still, it looks stylish, although, it has started to feel a bit long in the tooth. An update would do wonders to the car's appeal. Even after owning it for over two years with nearly 50,000km on the road, I still take second glances of the car after locking the doors in the parking lot.
The futuristic flair of the exteriors is also carried over beautifully on the insides with a motorbike-inspired console. A glos read more 3
Look and Style-This is my first love when it comes to Cars. After owning a second-hand Santro for a very short period of time, and riding bike for last so many years, I knew my first car had to be smashingly beautiful. When I saw Chevy Beat being launched in India in Dec 2009, I knew this is going to be my first car, but financially, that wasn't the right time for my car. I had to wait and the wait was finally over on March 18th 2011. this continued the excitement after my wedding in Jan sam read more 15
The Chevrolet Beat came in as a breath of fresh air in 2009. It looked funky, packed in quite a bit of kit for the time and was peppy enough for the city too. Sadly, Chevrolet hasn’t done much to update the Beat over the years. Other than a minor facelift that got updated bumpers, practically everything has remained identical since launch. Should you consider buying the little Chevy? Let’s find out -
Things We Like in Beat
Compact proportions and light controls make it just right for the city
Can comfortably seat four occupants
Goodies such as dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, automatic climate control etc. on offer
The diesel motor is quite frugal. ARAI-rated efficiency = 25.44kmpl
Things We Don't Like in Beat
Tiny 170-litre boot doesn’t take in much luggage.
Noise and vibration levels on the diesel could’ve been better controlled
No automatic variant on offer
Petrol engine lacks outright grunt for highway trips
Stand Out Features
Superbike inspired instrument cluster looks funky and cool
Rear-door handle placed next to C-pillar
The Chevrolet Beat is a nippy runabout for the city thanks to its tiny footprint and light steering. We’d pick the diesel for its superior mileage, and power.
"If you need a quick little hatch for your errands, the Beat needs to be on your consideration list."
That said, the hatchback is due for an upgrade pretty soon, which is likely to bump up its kitty of features substantially. If you need a quick little hatch for your errands, the Beat needs to be on your consideration list.
Hatchbacks are the need of the hour. Look around you; the roads are queued of never ending hatchback trails. Everybody has one and the ones who don?t are planning to buy one soon. The market then starts giving you new options every quarter, each one a bit better than the previous. We will be talking of two of...
Chevrolet Beat has always been a successful model for General Motors in our country. After charming the audience by acting in ‘Transformers’ as a small peppy ‘Autobot’, the Beat was launched with radical looks and frugal engines. But the market has been flooded with other alternatives by several manufacturers...
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Chevrolet gave us a hint of the 2017 Beat in the form of the near production-ready Beat Activ and Essentia compact sedan at the 2016 Auto Expo. Later on, in June, the American automaker revealed its future plans and released an official picture featuring the production-ready 2017 Beat, Beat Active and Beat Essentia. Well, now the interior of the upcoming, thoroughly updated Beat has been spied for the first time. Read Full News
Chevrolet has showcased the ‘Activ’, which is the cross-hatch avatar of the American version of the Beat (second-gen Beat, known as Spark there) at the ongoing 2016 LA Motor Show. The nameplate first got the ‘Activ’ version at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in February. That said, the Indian cross-hatch version is different compared to its American counterpart. The former is based on the first-gen Beat’s platform, while the latter features an entirely new platform. Though the front profiles of both the vehicles bear a striking resemblance. Read Full News