Chevrolet Beat Unveiled in India
The first things you'll notice when looking at the car are the chrome-coated radiator grille and fog lamps and the exterior mirrors with two-tone colors. Furthermore, it is now offered with a choice of up to seven eye-catching colors, as it follows: Olympic White, Linen Beige, Caviar Black, Misty Lake, Moroccan Blue, Green Cocktail and Super Red.
One of the most interesting interior features is the so-called Steering Column-mounted motorcycle-inspired dynamic meter cluster which, according to Chevrolet, is a first for the Beat segment.
Power comes from a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve engine that achieves a fuel consumption rating of 53 l/100km and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Other feature highlights include automatic climate control, integrated center stack audio with USB and aux-in port, tilt steering, tubeless tires and satin silver roof rails.
“With its best-in-segment design, performance and safety, the Beat is destined to become an industry benchmark and a winner among consumers in India. Aimed at meeting the highest quality and performance standards in the most sophisticated markets in a competitive environment, the global vehicle was put through over 1 million kilometers of intensive durability tests in extreme weather conditions and crash tests both in India and abroad," President & Managing Director, Karl Slym, said during the launch event.
"It has high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel over key areas of the body to ensure segment-leading occupant protection. And with a revolutionary design, advanced technology, unique features and benchmark safety, the Beat offers much more than an ordinary mini."