The 2017 Chevrolet Beat has been spotted testing ahead of its debut by the middle of next year. This will be third major update for the American automaker’s hatchback since its launch here close to eight years ago.
Earlier this year, Chevrolet released some promotional material which revealed the new Beat and these spy pictures confirm that the production model will be the same as the pictures. The updates include a revised face, tail lamp assembly and wheel design. The cabin too will be updated along the lines of what we saw in the Activ and Essentia respectively.
Mechanically, the Beat will continue to make use of the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 75bhp/106Nm as well as the 1.0-litre diesel producing 57bhp/142Nm. Both engines are only offered with a five-speed manual.
The expanded range of body styles from Chevrolet for the Beat will be their challenge to take on the likes of the Tata Tigo, Kite 5 Sedan, Tiago Aktiv as well as the Maruti Suzuki Celerio in the lower echoleons of the B-segment in the Indian market.