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2017 Chevrolet Beat to Launch in India in July!

The new model 2017 Chevrolet Beat is almost ready for its launch. The new 2017 Chevrolet Beat carries many significant updates over the current model, which has lost out to newer rivals. Chevrolet released the new generation Beat across many international markets in early 2016. However, unlike the international Beat (aka Spark), the 2017 Chevrolet Beat for India isn’t based on an all-new platform. Instead, the upcoming car is a highly updated version of the Beat we currently know of. Read on for more on the 2017 Chevrolet Beat India Launch Date, Price, Specifications and Design. 2017 chevrolet beat india-official-image

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The Chevy Beat will continue to offer a Petrol and a Diesel engine variant. The Diesel motor will be the same 1.0-litre, 3-pot motor that powers the current car. However, the Petrol engine could be a new 1.0-litre unit that will be a downsized version of the 1.4-litre EcoTech motor. That said, don’t be surprised if GM India ends up retaining the current 1.2-litre Petrol engine. Our guess is that the new 2017 Chevrolet Beat range would have a starting price of Rs 3.90 Lakh in India.

2017 Chevrolet Beat India Launch Date

Launch DateJuly 2017

The 2017 Beat is likely to go on sale in July 2017. According to leaked info, the Beat is scheduled for a mid July launch. At the time of its unveiling at the Auto Expo and also later on 2016, GM India announced they will launch the Beat in early 2017. However, that has clearly not been the case. The halt in operations at GM’s Halol plant and General Motors reevaluating its India plans could be the reasons behind the delayed launch.

Test mules of the upcoming Chevrolet hatchback have been spotted on public roads on numerous occasions. These images and videos clearly reveal that while the overall shape remains the same, the front and rear end styling will be new. In recent times, the test mules were caught with minimal camouflage.

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India won’t get the international-spec New Chevrolet Beat

2017 Chevrolet Beat Price in India

Minimum PriceRs 3.90 Lakh
Maximum PriceRs 6.50 Lakh

The new 2017 Chevrolet Beat price range is expected to start at Rs 3.90 Lakh. Price of the fully loaded Diesel model could be around Rs 6.5 lakh. Currently, the Beat has a starting price of Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The whole point of retaining the old model and platform is to ensure aggressive pricing. Therefore, our guess is the new Beat would be priced lower than the current model to attract more buyers.

2017 Chevrolet Beat India Spy Video

2017 Chevrolet Beat India – Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol1.0 L Diesel
Power79 bhp57 bhp
Torque108 Nm150 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual5-speed Manual
Mileage19 kpl26 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeManual
Power WindowsYes (4)
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen)
AirbagsYes (2)
ABSYes

The 2017 Chevrolet Beat will offer both Petrol and Diesel engine options. While the Diesel models will get the current 1.0-litre motor, the Petrol models could get a new 1.0-litre unit. However, we won’t be surprised to instead see the current 1.2-litre Petrol engine making it to the specs list.

2017 Chevrolet Beat India – Mileage

City16 KMPL
Highway21 KMPL
Overall19 KMPL

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Chevrolet Beat Aktiv Concept at Auto Expo 2016

2017 Chevrolet Beat India – Dimensions

Length3640 mm
Width1595 mm
Height1520 mm
Wheelbase2375 mm
Ground Clearance175 mm
Seating Capacity5 Passengers
Boot Space170 litres
Fuel Tank capacity35 litres

The dimensions mentioned in the table above are based on the current model. Like we said, the new model 2017 Beat is based on the current model. Hence, dimensions will remain largely unchanged.

2016 Chevrolet Beat (2016 Korea-Spec) Images

2017 Chevrolet Beat India – Design Review

True, the new Chevrolet Beat 2017 isn’t an all-new model. However, it carries a sea of changes over the current model and looks more attractive. The silhouette remains largely unchanged but the new model till manages to look fairly more modern. The facelift sports the latest iteration of manufacturer’s two-part grille. The headlamp cluster is new goes on to enhance the appearance of the front fascia. Also, small changes have been made in the sheet metal – the car gets some new creases and surfaces. The rear gets new taillights and a new boot-lid. The new Beat ditches the circular setup in favour of slightly more angular shapes.

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2017 Chevrolet Beat family will comprise of 3 models

Interior

We have always loved the Beat’s interior design, especially for bits like the superbike inspired speedo console. The 2017 Chevrolet Beat gets a dual tone beige-black color theme for the dashboard and upholstery. The instrument cluster is new and so is the centre console design. The 2017 Beat will offer a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. The features list will include-

  • Multi-function steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Roof Rails
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Roof Antennae

2017 Chevrolet Beat India – Engine and Transmission

The new Chevrolet Beat 2017 will retain its 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Diesel engine. However, there are chances it will get a new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol engine instead of the current 1.2-litre petrol motor. The Beat will continue to offer just one transmission option – 5-Speed Manual. With the demand for automatics on the rise, Chevrolet might consider launching the new Beat with an auto box.

Stay tuned to more on new 2017 Chevrolet Beat India launch date, price, specifications and mileage.