The American automaker Chevrolet has revealed a new concept of Beat hatch and christened it as Beat ACTIV. Showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, Chevrolet Beat Activ will hit showrooms in the first half of next year. As the manufacturer claimed earlier, the viewers at the ongoing Indian Auto Expo have witnessed a brand new avatar with respect to the looks of the upcoming hatch. This new hatch is expected to go on sale later this year. The launch of ACTIV will be followed by Chevy’s upcoming sedan version, Beat Essentia that has also been showcased at the Auto Expo.
Chevrolet Beat Activ Engine
The Chevrolet Beat will more or less be the same with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged diesel and the 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol engine options. 1.2-litre petrol mill can create 78PS of power and 106.5Nm of torque, the 1.0-litre diesel motors produces 57PS of power and 142.5Nm of torque. However, there is a possibility of the same engine being re-tuned to produce more power for the crossover. Both the engines will power the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Chevrolet Beat Activ Exterior
- projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights
- LED fog lamps
- revised tail-lamps with LED inserts and re-positioned license plate
- sleeker headlight cluster that encases projector headlamps
- dual port grille
- sloping rake
- rising beltline.
Chevrolet Beat Activ Interior
- automatic climate control
- Bluetooth-enabled music system with audio streaming
- dual tone beige and black interior
- a new instrument cluster with chrome accents
- a new center console design
- larger HVAC vents and silver trim
- fabric beige seats
- chrome bezel HVAC vents
For safety Chevrolet has added impetus. The top-spec Beat may get ABS-EBD and dual front airbags.
Chevrolet Beat Activ price and Competition
With an expected price to be between 4.30 – 6.40Lakh Chevrolet Beat Activ is ready to give a tough competition to Polo Cross, Hyundai i20 Active, Essentia and Fiat Avventura.