Designed at GM Korea Design Studio, Chevrolet Beat Essentia is a compact sub 4-meter sedan based on the same platform as that of the upcoming Beat hatchback.
To be launched within two years, as announced by GM India, new Essentia sedan will compete with the likes of Maruti Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, VW Ameo and the Ford Figo Aspire.
New Chevrolet Essentia will be powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines. These are expected to be in the form of a 1.0-liter petrol three-cylinder engine and a 1.0-liter three-cylinder diesel engine. Both these engines will be mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Upcoming Chevrolet Essentia will receive well-designed interiors which will be comfortable for upto 5 adults. Leg room will be at a premium while interiors will receive dual tone color scheme, well-cushioned seating and an attractive instrument cluster.
Exteriors will sport chrome mesh dual segment hexagonal grille, body colored bumpers and a distinctive company logo. Chrome ORVM caps, body colored door handles and flared fenders will also be evident along with tubeless radial tyres and alloy wheels.
Chevrolet Essentia is expected to launch in early 2017 while it is estimated to be priced between INR 4.50 lakhs and INR 7 lakhs in India.