New Delhi, India – General Motors India has launched the Chevrolet Beat. The model will be sold in over 150 markets in the future, including North America, Europe and other parts of Asia.
Based on GM’s global mini-vehicle architecture, the company took 27 months to develop the Beat. It joins the Chevrolet Cruze in the Indian market.
“With its best-in-segment design, performance and safety, the Beat is destined to become an industry benchmark and a winner among consumers in India,” said Karl Slym, president and managing director of GM India. “Aimed at meeting the highest quality and performance standards in the most sophisticated markets in a competitive environment, the global vehicle was put through over one million kilometres of intensive durability tests in extreme weather conditions and crash tests both in India and abroad. It has high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel over key areas of the body to ensure segment-leading occupant protection.”
In India, the Beat comes in three trim levels of 1.2, 1.2LS and 1.2LT. The LT can be optioned with a package of alloy wheels, dual airbags, seatbelts with load limiters, and anti-lock brakes. All use a newly-developed 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission.