Chevrolet Beat Activ
Chevrolet Beat Activ Preview
General Motors showcased its upcoming hatchback-based crossover in concept form, the Beat Activ Concept, at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. Based on the new-generation Beat hatchback, the crossover features Chevrolet’s new split grille, flanked by LED headlamps and fog lamps. To set it apart from its hatchback sibling, the Beat Activ gets black plastic cladding around the perimeter of the car. In addition, the Beat Aciv also gets roof rails and skid plates to give it a rugged stance. At the back, the rather flat tailgate is accompanied by funky looking taillights and a roof mounted spoiler.
The interior of the Beat Activ will look similar to the Beat and been designed keeping in mind the young audience it is targeted at. The dashboard looks sporty thanks to the dual-tone treatment. Behind the wheel, the Beat Activ too will get a floating instrument cluster. At the centre of the dashboard sits a large 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX. If the Beat Activ concept is anything to go by, expect the production version to get class leading features including cruise control, navigation and more.
Hiding under the bonnet, the Beact Activ will get familiar petrol and diesel engine options. It will get the 1.2-litre 79bhp petrol motor and the 1.0-litre 57bhp diesel mill. Torque ratings for both these engines stand at 108Nm and 150Nm respectively.
Chevrolet has already started testing the Beat Activ in India, however it will only be launched towards in the second half of 2017, after the Beat hatchback hits the Indian roads. The Beat Activ will be placed above the hatchback and should be priced in the Rs 5-7 lakh price bracket making it the most affordable hatchback crossovers in India.