Chevrolet Beat Essentia made its global premier at the ongoing Auto Expo along with Chevrolet Beat Activ. Compact sedans have been quite a popular in India and many automakers are trying to make one. VW is coming up with Ameo and now Chevrolet is in the process of making Beat Essentia. Beat Essentia is an under 4 metre sedan which will compete with Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Honda Amaze etc. It will be positioned below the Sail sedan and is based on the next Generation Beat (Spark in global markets) .
As the Beat Essentia is based on the next Gen Beat/Spark, it will share its engines too. It will be powered by 1.2-litre SMARTTECH petrol engine and 1.0-litre SMARTTECH diesel engine. On the Beat, the 1.2-litre petrol produces 76.8 bhp of power and 106.5 Nm of torque, while the diesel one produces 56.3 bhp of power and 142.5 Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel efficiency is expected to be in the range of 17-19 kmpl for the petrol and 24-25 kmpl for the diesel engine.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Image Gallery:
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Sedan launch date in India:
As the next Generation Beat is scheduled to launch in 2017, the Beat Essentia too will launch in first half of 2017
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Sedan Price in India:
To succeed in this highly competitive segment, Chevrolet knows that the pricing is the key for success. With smaller engines, the price of Beat Essentia may be closer or even lower than the competitor models. The expected pricing is Rs. 4.3 lakhs – Rs. 7 lakhs
Chevrolet has done enough changes to the Beat hatchback to make the Beat Essentia. Unlike the other sedans, derived from hatchbacks, Beat Essentia looks different both in front and side profiles. It was designed at GM’s Design Studio at Korea. Chevrolet is promoting the Essentia as “traditional but richly appointed notchback”.
Interior and Features:
Like the exteriors, interiors too have seen changes to differentiate with the Beat hatchback. Beat Essentia sports dual tone dashboard. The whole interior colour scheme has been changed to light colours, to make it feel spacier. The design of the instrument cluster is modified and a new touchscreen infotainment system replaces the old conventional one of Beat. Chevrolet officials announced that the production version of the Beat Essentia will feature Chevrolet Mylink2, which includes both Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia Sedan Specifications, Powertrain & Features:
1.2-litre SMARTTECH Petrol:
Power – 76.8bhp @6,200 rpm
Torque – 106.5 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
1.0-litre SMARTTECH Diesel:
Power – 56.3bhp @4,000 rpm
Torque – 142.5 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Petrol :17- 19 kmpl
Diesel : 24-25 kmpl
Reverse parking camera
Turn Indicator on ORVMs
Chrome Bezel on foglamp enclosure
Chevrolet MyLink2 Infotainment system with touchscreen
Dual color dashboard