Chevrolet Beat Activ spotted testing in India for the first time
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The production-spec Chevrolet Beat Activ has been spotted testing in Bengaluru, where GM’s R&D center is located. The Beat Activ will come next year to showrooms.
Previewed to the Indian public as the Chevrolet Beat Activ concept at the Auto Expo 2016, the pseudo-crossover version of the next gen Beat will feature a more contemporary styling inspired by the Chevrolet Spark sold in Korea. It will sport new swept-back headlamps and round fog lamps, Chevrolet’s characteristic two-tier grille, black plastic cladding on the bumper and wheel arches, as well as silver skid plate.
The rear-end has been covered up, although it’s certain to feature slightly updated vertical taillamps, black plastic body cladding, silver skid plate, roof spoiler and even an exposed tailpipe. The production-spec model could feature roof rails that were seen in the Beat Activ Concept.
The Activ could borrow all its hardware from the Beat, which uses a 1.2 litre petrol engine and a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder diesel engine. Both the engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
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