Do you know these facts about the Chevrolet Beat?
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Chevrolet is planning to bring about a revolution in the American auto market. The automaker will launch the Chevrolet Beat - its smallest ever offering in that part of the world - to create a segment below the Sonic hatchback.
Our friends from the Uncle Sam’s land are used to massive cars with fuel guzzling engines. Clearly, to make the Beat successful, Chevrolet needs to change the mindset of Americans, and do it fast.
One small part of that effort by the American automaker is what you see here. It released some interesting infographics to promote the Chevrolet Beat in America. The infographic gives us some new and interesting information on this mini car such as the color Pink is the most preferred one in South Korea and over 600,000 copies of the Beat are running on the streets across the world.
The infographics fails to mention that India is the only country to sell a Beat diesel and the car runs under several names such as Matiz Creative, Barina Spark and Beat - Guess GM left them out for us to do the honors?
For the American market, the Beat will be called ‘Chevrolet Spark’ and will feature a slightly different front-end. It will be offered exclusively with a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 85 horsepower. A 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox will shift cogs.
To know more about the Chevrolet Beat's American debut, head over here.