Chevrolet Beat Facelift Launched in India for Rs. 4.06 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Chevrolet has just launched the Beat facelift for Rs. 4.06 lakh and Rs. 6.10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) at Delhi Auto 2014. The Beat facelift is a cosmetic makeover over the past generation model with a revised (and splitted) front grille, reworked headlamps, refurbished tail lamps, chrome encircled fog lamps and new rear spoiler with infused LED stoplight. The engine continues to be the same with 1.2L petrol unit and 1.0L diesel unit along with a LPG variant.

In addition, the interiors get dual airbags, ABS and EBD as a standard feature of the safety kit. The additional third headrest at rear, multiple color scheme for upholstery, and more storage space on the central console completes the delight of Beat facelift here in India.

Steering mounted controls and new silver interior along with height-adjustable driver’s seat are available on selected variants.

Chevrolet Beat

The US based carmaker also rolled out the special edition Beat facelift at the venue. It is painted in the Manchester United colors (as GM being the shirt sponsor of that football club), gotten with blackened roof rails, black stickering effects on roof and spoiler, 15-inch BM alloy wheels, black leather gear knobs with red stitching and red illuminated sill plates.

The Chevrolet has rolled out Beat facelift in eight different paint shade – Super Red, Cocktail Green, Sandrift Grey, Switch Blade Silver, Summit White, Misty Lake, Linen Beige and Caviar Black; extending its arm to reach the masses with the price revision for 10 different variants inclusive of all the fuel trims.

Chevrolet Teases Beat Facelift for Delhi Auto Expo 2014

Days back we reported about the Chevrolet Beat facelift doing rounds on the highways of India, with the camouflages on. Now the official bay of US based carmaker has teased the same with the saying “Style is coming to take the country by storm”.

Hopefully, it is the Beat which the carmaker is going to display as one of the major attractions at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Going by the spy-shots we are informed that only cosmetic changes are reported, and not the technical ones, which can be named as front bumper, grille and roof spoiler.

The bowtie logoed carmaker produces Beat at the Talegaon facility in Maharashtra with most of the localized components. Hence, it will be rightful to say Chevrolet had sold the car in huge numbers with the tag of most efficient diesel unit. A 1.0L 3-cylinder diesel engine does its job blissfully, while on the other side a 1.2L petrol performs its duty, even for a LPG variant.

Chevrolet Teases Beat Facelift

New Chevrolet Beat Facelift

Chevrolet Beat Facelift Spotted in India

Chevrolet Beat facelift remains on the hot cascade when talked about upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2014. We guess the Beat was the first model plate to revolutionize diesel engine in the times of soaring petrol prices for the regarded segment. The wait for its facelift now seems to be getting over, and we received spy-shots on web portraying two facelifted test-mules spotted in “India”.

Regulars here would remember, last week reported about the Beat facelift doing winter test rounds somewhere in Europe with heavy camouflages, now the spotted ones have shredded a lot of them and are revealing the changes to be seen only on the ‘front grille’ and ‘front bumpers’. No other changes, apart from said can be seen. In fact, the rear door handles which were placed onto the doors for those European-spotted Beat, remains inside the C-pillar on test-mules of our shores.

However, spotting these test mules is not the confirmation for it to be making foray into our fraternity, because both of them are the ‘Left-hand drive’ variants, and it may be possible that the European-version would do its business on our shores.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift

Confronting technicalities, the Chevrolet will continue its legacy with 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre diesel engine, and a LPG variant in India. Till the Delhi Auto 2014 arrives, stay tuned to our website for more automotive stuffs.

Chevrolet Beat

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New Car Launches in 2014: Hatchbacks

Due to the tremendous demand in compact SUV segment, the hatchbacks seem to have taken a backseat in 2013. However, it remains an undiluted fact that vehicles which are sold in numbers on Indian shores are not the SUVs or compact sedans, but it is the hatchback that entices roost of all first-time car buyers. Here we took a glimpse of what is stored for the audience in 2014, who are looking to buy their first family car in the year. Some interesting facts have been revealed that the automakers wants to go small despite having a renowned brand in the industry for premium vehicles.

Datsun GO:

Datsun means ‘rising sun’ in Japanese, and so its aspirations are meant to meet the same at sales floor. Did the unveiling of hatchback GO in India, it seems the Nissan Motor Company held brand have extensive expectations from our shores. Hatchback GO will be rolled out in petrol engine initially, while plans for diesel engine doesn’t seems to be finding a place in the list any time sooner. Pricing will be hopefully concluded under Rs. 4 lakh only.

Datsun GO

New Honda Jazz:

New Jazz of Honda was launched in South East Asian countries during the recent months, and no to its exception it did well there, being sold for sumptuous numbers in a very short span of time, just like the Honda Amaze did in our nation. Honda has gotten aggressive for the automotive market of India; hence confirmation of launching the City in diesel variant has said it so far. The expectations, or can be said a sort of confirmation, is delivered to us by unofficial sources for the Japanese to be betting on the new Jazz for India in the hatchback category. Hatchbacks has remained one of most prominent option car buyers in India, and so avoiding a diesel from the list of new Jazz had proven a big mistake for Japanese in the past, which they aren’t seems in the mood to commit a one for now.

New Honda Jazz

Chevrolet Beat Facelift:

Chevrolet Beat launched in India during early days of 2010, while the diesel variant of it was rolled out to us in July 2011. The diesel variant though wasn’t that finished technically to counter Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet under the hoods of Marutis and others, but it remained a strong contender to a number of badges in the portfolio. In the elapsing process of time, when compact cars and hatchbacks start separating from each other with the reason of space, size and price tags, the Beat emerged from the compact car category. And till now, until the Hyundai launched i10 Grand in 1.1L diesel, it has boosted its market share with the mini-rocket-type looks and sophisticated yet the hereditary bowtie logo on front grille. Since three years in business, the Beat now feels slightly outdated looking at the models of Hyundai and upcoming Marutis. So for the better competition, the American carmaker is heard to be making a facelift version of it, which may result out to the audience in 2014.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift

Tata Nano Diesel:

Tata Nano diesel is worth waiting for. An exceptional diesel engine of 800cc returning output something near to 30-35kmpl will defiantly take up its sales by storm. However, a number of test mules were spotted testing in diesel variant on Indian roads. It is speculated that Tata Motors may launch the vehicle in 2014, because other of its variant namely Nano CNG is out in 2013. The diesel was on thorough test, confirmed one of the Tata executive at some press conference. Indian carmaker doesn’t wants to take any chance with the Nano diesel, so it means the world’s cheapest car will definitely going to take up its rivals with smallest oil burners in the category.

Tata Nano Diesel

Tata Falcon 4:

Tata Falcon 4 is nothing new from the Tata’s stable. Hence, to conclude it in layman’s language, it can be uttered as the replacement of ‘Vista D90’. The Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine is allowed to perform its duty under the hoods of Falcon. It can take that, some astonishing designing cues from Tata’s designing department of Europe and some wobbling numbers horses running will be the new leap for Indian carmaker. The 1.2L petrol version of said is also claimed to be producing near to 100bhp.

Tata Falcon 4

Next-Generation Maruti A-Star

Maruti doped on the sales of A-Star compared to its expectations. But it wanted to take on the league of the segment seriously, so the launch of next-gen A-Star is the next chance for Indian carmaker to do it so. Spied a lot of times in Europe as well as in India, we expect that it may pose as an extended version of Alto, as the designing cues reclaims that, just like what the Hyundai did with i10 Grand. In fact, the new A-Star is needed to be a lot competitive for taking up a stand against Grand. It’s because the Koreans have sent their warfare in the most acclaimed piece of metal, with some first of kind features of the segment. Losing an avenue to it, may again lead to some doping numbers for Maruti. And very importantly, the news can be confirmed that Maruti may be thinking of launching a small capacity diesel engine, which seems to have remained a favourite with Indians in the i10 Grand worth of 1.1L.

Next-Generation Maruti A-Star

Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift:

Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift is the hero of this whole countdown. Swift was launched in India during 2005 and since it went only with one major cosmetic change, which it received recently. Looking at its competition, the Hyundai i20 and its likes, it has exaggerated the competition aggressively with daytime running LEDs and such. However, just some months back Suzuki unveiled the new Swift in Europe. We expect India will not be made an exception because approximately 40% of the Swift’s global sales recounts from our nation itself. So delighting Indians with the new Swift is of utmost importance for the carmaker like Suzuki. The year 2014 pose a subtle platform to go the new Swift way in the locals, it can be betted that even some of the elder siblings of segment. We wanted to know how extreme the new Swift can go in the environment when the famous Japanese new Honda Jazz will also be available that too with the diesel engine.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift

Facelifted Chevrolet Beat uncovered at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Chevrolet has uncovered a facelifted edition of the Spark at the 2012 Paris Motor Show that is marketed in the Indian market as the Chevrolet Beat, even though with small modifications to maintain the price of the car down.

The said model has already been introduced in the United Statesmarket where it hits markets with a superior set of engines.

As per previous reports, the company has made alterations to the front frame, modified the front bumper and the headlights, which currently boast a chrome border. At the rear side, there are innovativetail lamps and a high-mounted brake light in the back spoiler to put in novelty feature.

Facelifted Chevrolet Beat uncovered at the 2012 Paris Motor Show
The 2013 Spark also obtains latest 15 inch alloy wheels in the European market.

From the inner side, the American car manufacturer has maintainedthe majority of the characteristics from the preceding model but has re-designed the centre cabinet and modernized the trim. The European spec Spark will continue to be catered by the 1.0-litre 65bhp in addition to a 1.2-litre 80bhp petrol engine.  In the Indian market, the Chevrolet Beat is also presented with a 1.0-litre diesel engine.

As per reports, the Spark is fabricatedlocally for some European zones, it is secure to state that Chevrolet will launch the facelifted model (as the 2013 Beat obviously) in the Indian market after its European introduction.

We expect the latest facelift Chevrolet Beat to be launched in the Indian market by 2012 end or early 2013.

Spy Pics: Chevrolet Beat Facelift caught Testing

Chevrolet will soon launch its Beat hatchback with upgrades in the Indian market. But much before that launch, the facelifted Beat was caught testing in India. The pictures you see here are that of the Chevrolet Beat facelift going through rigorous tests on the road.

Last year, Chevrolet had unveiled an updated version of the Beat hatchback at its Detroit plant in the US on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. That version was updated with a new front and rear fascia having new and redesigned bumpers. The car also had a newly shaped honeycomb grille housing a slightly larger Chevrolet emblem.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift caught Testing

Not much is known about the interior upgrades of that Beat, but it is believed that there were very little changes to the interior of the car. Apart from that the new Beat had new sets of rear-view mirrors and a redesigned alloy wheel.

Having said all this, it is still not clear whether that unveiled version of the Chevrolet Beat is the same one which will launched in India. For that you have to watch this space for more news.

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