2016 Chevrolet Spark (Beat) vs 2014 Chevrolet Spark - Old vs New

10/02/2015 - 09:30 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

To be unveiled later this year.

The Chevrolet Spark (known as Chevrolet Beat in India) is going to get a complete makeover later this year. Here's a pictorial look at how the upcoming car compares to the current version.

2016 Chevrolet Beat vs 2014 Chevrolet Beat Front - Old vs New
The wider grille gives the 2016 Chevrolet Spark a more imposing front-end.

The car will be unveiled in the months ahead and is likely to go on sale later this year. It features a completely new design, which was revealed in a recent set of spy shots.

The front appears wider but more imposing, thanks in part to the larger grille. The Beat's inconspicuous rear door handle is still wisely hidden in the window. Apart from that, the glasshouse is of similar shape with a rising window-line which tapers towards the rear. The profile is bound to get mixed views as it features four creases.

2016 Chevrolet Beat Spark vs 2014 Chevrolet Beat Front three quarter - Old vs New
Likely to be powered by the new 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the 2016 Chevrolet Beat (Spark) is seen retaining its hidden rear door handle.

The larger wheel arches mean a size bigger wheels would look just fine on the new car, while on the whole, it could be passed off for a Hyundai or a Kia if not for the bowtie.

Powering the new Spark is expected to be a 1-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 90 hp or 115 hp and 166 Nm of torque.

The global version of the new Spark/Beat will differ from the India-specific Beat, which GM India is planning to base on its Amber platform. The said platform will be specifically developed for emerging markets like Brazil and India, and the hatchback based on it is expected to launch around 2017.

[Spyshots from Bobaedream]

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