Chevrolet Essentia to get 1.0L diesel engine – Report

Posted on: Apr 30, 2016 - 2:41pm IST

Will be launched in 2017.

At Auto Expo 2016, General Motors India unveiled the Chevrolet Essentia, the three-box version of the next-gen Chevrolet Beat hatchback, in a near-production form. The four-door notchback will be launched in India in 2017, Chevrolet confirmed with the car’s debut. However, the company didn’t reveal engine or transmission specifications of the car.

Chevrolet Essentia Concept front three quarter left
The Chevrolet Essentia is based on the Beat’s platform.

Now, a new report from Motor Octane says that the Chevrolet Essentia will be available with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. GM currently uses the Fiat 1.3-litre diesel engine on the Sail and Enjoy models, and if it chooses not to carry this forward to the Essentia, it’s sub-4m sedan could be the least powerful in its class. MotorOctane says that the petrol variant would be strapped with the 1.2-litre STEC II engine which is used on the Beat.

Chevrolet Essentia Concept rear three quarter left
The Chevrolet Essentia will be equipped with MyLink2 infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.

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The Chevrolet Essentia concept has been designed at the GM Korea Design Studio. The production version, GM confirmed, will be available with features like Chevrolet MyLink2 infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility, dual airbags, ABS and a reversing camera.

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[Source: Motor Octane]

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