Chevrolet Beat Activ: From Concept to Reality
Chevrolet Beat Activ Concept was showcased at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo
Chevrolet is all set to launch the Beat Activ soft roader in India later this year, which was first showcased as a concept model at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, and the image of the production variant has been officially unveiled few days ago. The new generation Beat based soft roader Beat Activ is a stylish and compact hatchback with a crossover guise.
Beat Activ is among the five products, which Chevrolet plans to launch soon in the country, and it is among the three Beat based products alongside the new regular Chevy Beat and the Beat Essentia compact sedan. Here we will take a look at both the concept and the production model of Chevrolet Beat Activ.
Let’s see what has changed into the production model and the bits and facts about the upcoming soft roader based on Chevrolet Beat.
THE DESIGN REMAINS ALMOST SAME
As we have seen the concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, the production model has not changed much. At the front profile, only change I can see is the less LED elements at the headlamps and fog lamps. The concept model sported sleek LED daytime running lights integrated to the headlamps clusters, and the fog lamps were made of multiple LED units. The production variant comes sans those LED units.
On the other hand the show car had glossy finished door edges, while the production variant Beat Activ comes with matte finished door edges. Apart from these changes the design remains identical with the two part stylish signature Chevrolet grille, skid plate at the front, side sills, blackened glass area, upward running waistline, integrated roof spoiler, larger taillights.
APPEALING INTERIOR DESPITE BEING BASED ON CURRENT PLATFORM
The Beat Activ is based on the outgoing present generation Beat’s platform. The other two Beat based model new Beat and the Beat Essentia will also share this same platform, which is christened as M300. The platform has been updated a bit. The interior is crispy and very much sporty. It gets multifunction three spoke steering wheel, a sleek instrument cluster consisting analog and digital display which has been inspired from motorcycle’s instrument cluster. The center console is also very stylish with a 7 inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. The seats, steering wheel, gear leaver cover gets body colour contrast stitching.
Chevrolet Beat Activ gets both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel version Beat Activ will be powered by 1.0 litre three cylinder SMARTECH engine, while the petrol variant will get power from a 1.0 litre engine which has been derived from the Chevy Spark’s 1.4 litre Ecotech engine. Transmission duty will be done by a 5 speed manual gearbox in both the petrol and diesel Beat Activ. Both the engines are supposed to come pretty fuel efficient as well, which will certainly add more appeal.