By far the most successful Chevrolet model in the country has been the Beat. Launched 7 years ago, the tiny little funky looking hatchback continues to do decent numbers for its maker. Now, with the car showing its age, GM needs an update on the car to keep the customer interest intact. After being spied undergoing testing for a number of times, the car has finally been snapped without any extra cladding by our friends at Carwale. These pictures don’t leave anything to the imagination in terms of the cars exterior.
It is evident that the 2017 Beat has majorly been inspired by the fourth-generation Chevrolet Spark which is sold globally. On the other hand, the front fascia and its proportions seam similar to the model this new Beat is going to replace. Even the cars profile doesn’t seem to have spent a long time in the design department as well, since the side profile does resemble the present car a lot. However, the rear gets a new design for the tailgate, bumpers, new tail lamps and the reflectors are now horizontal.
Going towards the new 2017 Beat’s interior, it seems to have been gifted with element of the Beat Essentia concept. The centre console is now a two tone affair with matte silver centre console and chrome garnish surrounding the HVAC vents. The higher spec variants of the car are expected to get a new Chevrolet MyLink2 infotainment system which will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
It is a well known fact that the new 2017 Chevrolet Beat will be based on the same platform that the outgoing car was based on. This new car is expected to get the 1.0-liter diesel unit and the similar 1.2-liter petrol power. Interestingly, the funky looking adventure variant, the Chevrolet Beat Active, that was showcased at the 2016 AutoExpo will also be seeing the production line soon after. Sadly though, the car would still not transform into a Transformer, we will have to wait for long to get that feature on it, it seems.