The 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ is well on its way to India and will debut soon. This will be the first time the popular Chevrolet offering, called the Chevrolet Spark Activ in the United States, comes to India. First unveiled at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the Chevrolet Beat Activ is set to be manufactured by motor giant GM at its Talegaon plant in Maharashtra. The new car will look to shake up the Indian hatchback market when it launches.
2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ Specs and Features: Under The Hood
Note that the model which will be launched in India is still under wraps. The figures and features mentioned here are based on its cousin available in the US. The new 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ will carry a 1.0-litre SMARTECH Diesel engine. This will be a three-cylinder engine. The maximum power output of this new engine will be 56.3 BHP while the torque is 142 Nm. The 1.2-litre SMARTECH Petrol 3-cylinder offering will complete the engine options. The petrol engine will be bigger with an output of 76 BHP and 106 Nm of torque. The only transmission available on the 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ will be just one, however: a 5-Speed Manual.The engine specifications make us believe that the Beat Activ is a mere cosmetic improvement over the earlier offerings.
2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ Design: Exteriors
The design of the new Beat Active is very similar at first glance to the new-gen Beat hatchback. In a nutshell, the new car’s design reflects the new design philosophy of Chevrolet. Indeed, the production version reflects multiple features as seen at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The front fascia has a revamped look as well. With LED headlamps and large fog lamps tipped with chrome and a bezel design, the new dual-port grille with Chevrolet’s logo etched on it combines well with the silver skid plate.
The new 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ features black plastic material on the lower part of the front bumper, which does not impress the user. The car is taller than previous offerings, with more legroom and more headroom. The newly redesigned fascia has a muscular build. All-new ORVMs or Outer Rear View Mirrors and alloy wheels add to the tallboy design to create a distinct look.The rear has a roof mounted glossy black spoiler with a plastic clad rear bumper and a wrap-around LED lighting system.
2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ Interiors
The interiors of the 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ is sumptuous and reflects a taste for customer satisfaction. The seats are well appointed as well. The interiors of Chevy vehicles have always been extremely capable. Some features include multi-function steering with Power Windows, Touchscreen Infotainment in the form of Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch-colour touchscreen and with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, split-folding rear seats, and body-coloured highlights. Whether the last factor makes it to India is not clear. Cruise control is available. So is SiriusXM satellite radio with a three-month subscription. With Remote keyless entry no longer optional, the 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ is going to prove extremely popular with customers. Safety features will include two front airbags and ABS.
2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ Price, Launch Date And Competition
The next-generation 2017 Chevy Beat Active is aimed squarely at the hatchback crossover market in India, a segment which has seen growing demands. We expect the new car to debut in the next two months or early in the second quarter of this year. The 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ will come for between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 7.5 lakh, which means more than one trim may be introduced. Expect competition from the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100.
Chevrolet Beat Activ 2017 Key Specs At A Glance
- Improved grille pattern with ACTIV nameplate
- Roof rails
- Improved mileage
- Multi-function steering
- 5-speed Manual transmission
The hatchback market in India is dynamic and is looking to grow. With the new 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ set to be manufactured in India, the American icon will also look to cement its footprint in India. GM has made steady inroads in the hatchback car market all over the world. Chevrolet will look to stay true to its motto of a car for every purse and purpose. Indeed, the new 2017 Chevrolet Beat Activ may well turn out to be a game changer in the very near future.