Next-gen Chevrolet Beat vs current Chevrolet Beat - Old vs New
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Based on the current Beat's M300 platform.
GM India released the first image of the next-generation India-spec Chevrolet Beat earlier in the week, and reports claim the small car will have its market launch this year.
As can be seen in the image above, the front fascia of the new generation Chevrolet Beat gets a complete redesign to look similar to the global 2016 Chevrolet Spark. However, the new Beat is actually based on a modified version of the current Beat's M300 platform, an exercise which should help GM India price the car competitively.
While the design of the rear hasn't been revealed, one can expect inferences to come from the international Spark once again. Designers have also worked on the interior of the new Beat keeping in mind that competitors like the Hyundai Grand i10 or Tata Tiago offer an ideal compromise between quality and features. The new Beat is expected with a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a part-digital analogue instrument cluster, a 7-inch touchscreen MyLink infotainment system and a piano-black finish for the center console.
Coming to the engines, the all-new Chevrolet Beat will continue using the three-cylinder 1.0-liter SMARTECH diesel engine but with suitable improvements on the efficiency and refinement front. The petrol engine too will be a three-cylinder unit displacing 1.0-liter (a three-cylinder version of the 1.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotech offered on the global Spark).