Indian-spec 2017 Chevrolet Beat gets 7-inch touchscreen system
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Spotted featuring a new 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system.
Bunny Punia has acquired spyshots of the 2017 Chevrolet Beat hatchback, a couple of which reveal the final interior design for the first time. The Maruti Celerio alternative is scheduled to go on sale in India early next year.
Instead of a full black interior like the outgoing model, the new Beat adopts a dual tone beige and black interior with fabric beige seats, a new center console design with larger HVAC vents and silver trim, chrome bezel for the round HVAC vents and a new instrument cluster with chrome accents. The highlight is a new 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system, which could be exclusive to the range-topping grade.
The exterior is heavily inspired by the the international-spec Chevrolet Spark. The new Beat features an updated Chevy 2-part grille flanked by bulbous headlamps, chrome embellishers on the grille and headlamps, roof rails, round foglamps on either side of the lower bumper, new taillamps and a re-positioned registration plate area.
The new Beat will retain the current model’s M300 platform. Reports suggest that the engine options will be a 1.0L petrol engine and a 1.0L TCDi diesel engine. The 2017 Beat family will have a crossover derivative Beat Activ and a compact sedan Beat Essentia.
2017 Chevrolet Beat – Image Gallery
[Source: Bunny Punia]