What Do We Know So far About The Chevrolet Beat Essentia Compact Sedan
When everyone is worried about the upcoming Toyota Fortuner and the Honda Accord Hybrid we definitely like to attract your attention towards another upcoming car which will surely give some hard time to its rivals. First showcased at the 2016 Auto expo Chevrolet surely was able to pull some crowd towards their counter when they showcased the Beat Essentia concept. This concept surely looked practical and also was almost ready for production. Recently the Beat Essentia compact sedan test mule was spotted for the first time while it was being tested on Indian road; this actually gave everyone a hint that Chevrolet will be introducing the new sedan sooner or later.
Details reveal that the car will be launched in the Indian market towards March 2017. This compact sedan will take on some other rivals of its segment like the upcoming Tata Kite5 compact sedan which will also be launched in2017.
The Beat Essentia concept which was showcased at the Auto expo was definitely borrowed all its design cues from the next generation Beat hatchback and also shares most of its components with the hatchback.
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Chevrolet’s Upcoming Compact Sedan Beat Essentia Caught Testing
The car was first showcased at the 2016 Auto expo where it attracted quite a lot of attention. This new Chevrolet Beat Essentia concept was built on the same platform which also supports the new Beat hatchback. According to the recent reports the car will be launched in the Indian market next year and will take on some of the other rivals of the Indian market like the Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent and also Maruti Swift Dzire.
The test mule which was caught testing was heavily camouflaged but there was no doubt that this is definitely the new sedan.The original concept which was showcased at the show surely looked interesting with its big headlamps towards the front and tall taillamps towards the rear. Now it will be interesting to find out how much styling will be carried over to the production variant as well. Inside the concept things looked quite modern as well. The concept had blue backlit digital instrument cluster, this instrument cluster consisted of the digital speedometer, tachometer. The centre of the dashboard had a toucshscreen music system hopefully this too will be continued to the production variant as well.
Under the hood the Beat Essentia will most probably be powered by the same 1.2-litre STEC ll petrol engine which powers the current generation Beat hatchback, this engine produces about 77 bhp and 107 Nm of torque. The diesel variant on the other hand will most probably be powered by the new 1.0 Litre three cylinder turbocharged unit. A 5 speed manual transmission will be paired to both the engines which will send power to the front wheels.
Expect the new Beat Essentia Compact sedan to be priced in between INR. 4-7 lakh ex showroom.
Chevrolet Beat Hatchback Scores Zero Star At Latin NCAP Test
After all the controversy surrounding the crash test results of the Indian cars last year what it looks like nothing has changed actually. Only yesterday we reported about both the cars and how they scored at the Global NCAP crash tests. Now the Chevrolet Beat which is one of the popular hatchbacks from GM motors was tested at the Latin NCAP test facility and the results were equally shocking as well.
The made in India Chevrolet Beat which is sold under the name of Spark GT in the Latin American market scored zero stars for adult and child occupant protection. The Spark GT is a popular model in the markets of Mexico and Colombia.
Alejandro Furas, Latin NCAP Secretary General said that this is definitely another big disappointment from General Motors especially for the model which definitely has potential to offer the highest level of protection. The basic version which was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 was equipped with 6 airbags in total and thus it scored an impressive 4 stars. Now compared to that this is almost unacceptable, while the European variant is offered with 6 airbags the Latin American version which is priced almost the same gets no airbags at all.
While in regards to child occupancy, the Latin NCAP was surprised that the child restraint system was faced forward by General Motors for a child belonging to age group of 18 months. The global tendency however is to keep the child restraint faced rearward as much as possible. Thus this is also definitely not expected from General Motors.
Chevrolet Essentia Sub-Compact Sedan Launching In 2017 Few Things You Need To Know
Chevrolet quite honestly has not been able to do wonders in the Indian market recently although their stall at the 2016 Auto Expo attracted lots of attention because of some of their promising future product lineup. The two products which definitely attracted all the attention was the Beat Essentia which is actually the sub-compact sedan based on the new generation Beat hatchback and the other was the Beat Active concept which was a Crossover based on the new generation Beat hatchback.
Now although there is still some time for the launch of new generation Beat hatchback in India but according to the recent report Chevrolet is actually planning to introduce the Beat Essentia sub-compact sedan in the Indian market next year.
Beat Essentia will definitely help Chevrolet with some volumes because this car will compete in one of the most competitive and growing market segments of India. We already have some interesting cars in this segment from Maruti, Hyundai and Ford while Tata will too enter this segment soon with their new compact sedan.
GM will be building parts of the Essentia locally which will help them to keep the prices down. According to the reports GM will be sourcing atleast 80 percent of the parts which will be used to manufacture the car.
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5 Great Hatchbacks of All Time in India
Indian customers are known for their love for compact small vehicles. The hatchbacks are naturally the most popular and most affordable cars in Indian market. They are easy to drive, easy to buy and easy to park. The hatchbacks are pretty much fuel efficient as well. Considering all the factors Indian customers more or often choose to buy a hatchback.
Almost every other auto manufacturer present in Indian market has at least one hatchback in their lineup. In recent times the hatchbacks are not just a small vehicle to transport. All the automakers are offering unique features with their hatchbacks.
Here we have selected five greatest compact hatchbacks which available in India. These hatchbacks have been at the peak of popularity for quite long time. Maruti-Suzuki has the largest fleet of hatchbacks in the country. This is also the largest brand in terms of sales and popularity in the country. Here in our list too, the Indo Japanese brand retains its majority.
The best cars to drive in India’s city traffic
Indian roads are notoriously congested, and at times the driving or riding in the Indian cities becomes nightmares for the vehicle owners. And now with every single day passing the volume of traffic on the Indian roads are increasing rapidly, which is leading to more traffic jams, late entry to office and many other troubles as well. People who dreams of large luxurious cars, finally end up getting nightmares as commuting in city with larger cars are pretty much taxing.
Now to get rid of that problem you can opt for either public transport system, which is economic but very tiring on other hand, or you can avail a small car which can take you to your destination without much hassle. Here come the 7 ideal cars for better city commuting in India.
Three interesting upcoming crossovers based on hatchbacks in India
The compact hatchbacks are certainly a very popular and widely selling segment in Indian market, which is now seeing a new trend. Several automakers are introducing the crossovers based on popular hatchbacks. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year automakers like Chevrolet, Tata Motors and Volkswagen showcased new crossover based on the hatchbacks like Beat, Tiago and the Polo respectively.
All these three hatchback based crossovers are set to launch in the country in a few months. While the Volkswagen Cross Polo has been in the Indian market since quite a few years ago, the Chevrolet Beat Activ and the Tata Tiago Aktiv will be all new fresh models to be introduced in the Indian market.
Let’s take a close look at these three hatchback based crossovers, which marks the segment as soft roaders.
Chevrolet Beat Activ: From Concept to Reality
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.
2016 Chevrolet Beat
Given the fact the compact hatchback is the most popular and competed segment in Indian market the Chevrolet Beat is a pretty popular model. The Chevrolet Beat is a hatchback with compact and stylish appearance. Based on the Spark hatchback the Chevrolet Beat can be called as a car for the developing markets, while the Spark is a model for the already developed markets.
Earlier this year when Chevrolet showcased the Beat Activ Concept, it made a sensation indeed, and what was clear, was that the American automaker is working on a new Beat. Now the General Motor subsidiary has unveiled the entire new Beat line up which consists of three different models. The Chevrolet Beat being the regular model with revised guise the Beat Activ will be a cross hatchback and the Beat Essentia will be a new Beat based compact sedan. Other than that, Chevrolet has also plan to launch two other models, in form of facelifted Chevrolet Trailblazer which has been unveiled in Brazil few days ago and the new Cruze sedan. Apart from that the automaker has announced they won’t be launching the Spin MPV in Indian market.
The new Chevrolet Beat comes bearing the same silhouette of the outgoing model, but the front fascia looks more appealing and boxy, which resembles with the new Spark’s contour. Moreover the new Beat also takes design cues from the Beat Activ concept. Expected to come later this year in Indian market the Chevrolet Beat will surely grab eyeballs in the traffic.
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2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer: Few Things You Need to Know
Chevrolet is all set to introduce a facelift version of the Trailblazer SUV in Indian market, which is known for its love for SUVs. The American automaker introduced the Trailblazer last year in the country. Despite being a muscular SUV the car is yet to garner popularity or desired sales figure in the Indian market. With the introduction of the facelift version Chevrolet is expecting a better fortune. The facelift Chevrolet Trailblazer looks much more appealing and stylish compare to the outgoing model.
Here are some facts about the 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift. Let’s take a close look.
Chevrolet Beat Activ spied testing in Bengaluru
Remember the Chevrolet Beat Activ Concept showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo? The concept based next generation Chevy Beat has been spied testing on Bengaluru roads recently. Chevrolet Beat is a pretty popular model, because of its sporty compact design, peppy performance. The Chevrolet is trying to boost up its presence in the Indian market.
The spyshots suggest the test mule with body cladding at the front and rear spotted in Bengaluru is of the upcoming Chevrolet Beat Activ, which will sport more stylish and sporty character compare to the outgoing Beat. The Chevy Beat Activ showcased at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo sported a revised front bumper which looked aggressive. The headlamp cluster sported LED daytime running lights, and the entire front fascia was bearing a sporty vibe. Expect the same to continue in the upcoming Chevrolet Beat Activ. The concept model had roof rails, sporty designed alloy wheels and black body mouldings at the sides making the sporty and muscular looking. These could be seen in the upcoming Beat Activ as well. Both the front and rear fascia sported faux silver skid plated in the concept model showcased at the Auto Expo. The test mule spotted testing doesn’t have several features we have already seen in the concept model, which suggests the car is at its primary stage of development.
2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer vs 2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer: Spec Comparison
American automaker Chevrolet launched the Trailblazer in Indian market last year. The Chevy Trailblazer is not available in the developed market, but the car has been selling in the developing markets like Brazil, Thailand, and India; markets where muscular and beefy SUVs are pretty popular. In Indian market the car competes with the very popular Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, which has been launched in an all new avatar earlier this year. The Trailblazer was launched to get a strong hold of the SUV segment of Indian market, but the car is yet to deliver the desired sales figure.
In an attempt to boost up the sales figure and staying afloat in steep competition, Chevrolet is all set to introduce a facelift version of the muscular car which has been unveiled at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show as the Chevrolet Trailblazer Premiere. The new facelift version of Trailblazer looks sharper and stylish compare to the outgoing model.
Here in a spec sheet based comparison we will take a look at both the upcoming new and outgoing Chevrolet Trailblazer.