IAB reader spots the 2017 Chevrolet Beat in Pune

Posted on: Oct 17, 2016 - 5:33pm IST

To launch for sale early next year.

IAB Reader, Prateek Joshi, has spied the 2017 Chevrolet Beat testing in Pune, ahead of its launch early next year. Only the rear-end of the lightly-wrapped test mule was photographed, although the picture gives a fair idea of what it looks like.

2017 Chevrolet Beat rear in Pune
The next gen Chevrolet Beat’s rear-end features updated taillamps and a re-positioned registration plate. The car sits on the platform of the current Beat.

GM India has already revealed the front-end  of the next generation Chevrolet Beat, which borrows cues from the more contemporary global-spec Chevrolet Spark. It features a redesigned 2-part grille flanked by large headlamps, chrome embellishers on the grille and inside the headlamps, a cleaner bumper design, updated taillamps and a re-positioned registration plate area.

Spyshots from last month revealed the final interior design and features, which is a big upgrade from the outgoing model. The next-gen Beat has a dual tone beige and black interior with beige fabric seats, a new center console with larger HVAC vents and silver trim, chrome bezel around the HVAC vents and an updated instrument cluster with chrome accents.

India-spec Next-gen Chevrolet Beat revealed
GM India has already revealed the front-end of the next generation Chevrolet Beat, which borrows cues from the more contemporary Chevrolet Spark.

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New to the Chevrolet Beat is a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system, which could be exclusive to the range-topping LTZ grade.

Chevrolet is yet to release engine specs and figures of the next gen Beat, although reports suggest that it will be available with a 1.0L petrol engine and a 1.0L TCDi diesel engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox is likely to be the only transmission option.

Other than the hatchback, the next gen Chevrolet Beat will spawn a crossover and sub-4m sedan called the Chevrolet Beat Activ and Chevrolet Essentia, respectively.

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