Chevrolet Beat Activ Concept was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo along with Chevrolet Beat Essentia Sedan. Chevrolet Beat Activ is a crossover based on the 2017 Chevrolet Beat (Spark). Much information about this crossover is not available and is expected to use the engines of the current Beat.
Crossovers derived from hatchback are becoming a major trend inthe Indian market. It all started when Volkswagen launched the Cross Polo, a crossover version of Polo. It was not received well due to the less differentiating factor from Polo. Later, Toyota rose the bar higher by creating Etios Cross, a high differentiated crossover over Etios Liva. It was received well and was selling quite good. Then came the Hyundai i20 Active, with decent amount of differentiation from the base hatchback. The result is the sales figures of 2,000-2,500 units per month (Hyundai brand image has helped though). So, the bottom line is, for a crossover derived from hatchback to succeed, it should have value addition over the base hatchback. Why would people buy a raised hatchback for a premium of Rs. 70,000 – Rs. 100,000. Coming to Beat Activ, it has decent differentiation from the 2017 Spark, both in the interiors and exteriors.
Chevrolet Beat Activ Launch Date in India:
There is no official confirmation on the launch date. But it is expected to launch by the end of 2017
Chevrolet Beat Activ Price in India:
For a GM model to succeed, its price needs to be lower/par with the competition. Considering this fact, Beat Activ is estimated to be priced around Rs. 4.5 lakhs ~ Rs. 7 lakhs
Chevrolet Beat Image Gallery:
The front fascia of the Chevrolet Beat Activ has got new bumper design, circular fog lamps, skid plates, LED DRL’s over the Spark. In the side profile, it has side skirts running all around the body, New alloy wheel design. The unique placement of outside door handle in the C-pillar is carried forward in Activ. The rear profile gets LED effect tail lamps, skid plates. Over all there is high amount of changes done over the 2017 Beat.
Interior & Features:
Interiors can be defined as ‘Sporty’ and ‘Funky’. The interiors have body colour running along the dashboard, on the door trims, cup holders, base of gear lever, seats. There is model name on the seats ‘Activ’ in body colour. This is something which we see in premium cars. The seat fabric has changed too. The instrument cluster is inspired from bikes cluster. Overall good amount of differentiation in interiors too. It has got Mylink 7″ touchscreen infotainment system, LED effect tail and head lights, fabric seats etc.
Engine & Transmission:
The details of the engines options are not revealed and the current engines in the Beat are expected to be carried forward in the Beat Activ. The current beat is powered by 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre diesel engines. The petrol engines churns out 76.8 bhp of power and 106.5 Nm of torque, while the diesel one generates 56.3 bhp of power and 142.5 Nm of torque. Both of them are expected to be available only with manual transmission.
Chevrolet Beat Activ Mileage:
Petrol : 17- 18 kmpl
Diesel : 24-25 kmpl
1.2-litre SMARTTECH Petrol
Power – 76.8 bhp
Torque – 106.5 Nm
1.0-litre SMARTTECH Diesel –
Power – 56.3 bhp
Torque – 142.5 Nm
Mylink 7″ infotainment system
Branding on seat covers
Body colour on the trims, dashboard, seats