Launched in early 2010, the Chevrolet Beat (Chevrolet Spark overseas) will get a successor sometime next year. While the Beat replacement has been spotted many a time in Europe, these spyshots come from Korea. These spy images reveal that engineers have finalized most of the car to a large extent.
The side profile of the test mule suggests that the new Beat would look largely different compared to the current model. The wheelbase of the hatchback seems longer compared to the current Beat, suggesting that the interiors, especially the rear, would be roomier than its predecessor.
Under the hood, GM may choose to plonk its new three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine. Developed in Germany and first seen in the Opel Adam, this engine can be had with 90 PS or 115 PS, though the torque output at 166 Nm remains the same on both power states.
If and when the car does come to India, it will benefit from the 1-liter diesel engine serving the current Beat to give a tough fight to the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Celerio. It would be sometime before GM launches the new Beat in India given that the facelifted model was launched only this year.
[Images from Blog Naver]