General Motors has been testing the next-generation version of the Beat (Globally, known as the Spark) hatchback on roads across the globe for the past many months. The global replacement for the Beat/Spark hatchback is likely to be showcased at a major motor show this year in concept guise.
CarToq has put together a speculative render of the 2015 Chevrolet Beat, replete with General Motors’s new design direction. The car looks sharper than before, while retaining trademark cues such as vertical rear door handles, sharply raked windowlines and a sloping roof.
The car has been around since 2009 and has therefore, reached the end of its product lifecycle. A replacement, slated to be showcased later this year, comes at pretty much the right time. However, the actual production version of the car will arrive next year.
The Chevrolet Beat (Spark, globally) is a successful sub-compact car for General Motors and the American automaker sells this car with a variety or propulsion options. While General Motors’ home market, the United States, gets the Beat/Spark in petrol and electric flavors, India gets the Beat in petrol, LPG and diesel options.
The new hatchback is likely to continue with the current range of petrol, LPG and turbo diesel engines, with turbo petrol power being a major new addition. Also, the Beat is likely to embrace the CVT automatic transmission (now available only in the US-spec model) in markets across the globe.
Internati0nal-ly, the 2015 Chevrolet Spark/Beat will continue to be positioned above the Sonic hatchback in terms of pricing while the car will sit above the entry-level Spark hatchback in India. In its next generation, the Beat is likely to feature larger dimensions in order to liberate more room on the inside. Advanced infotainment features and revamped interiors are the other key elements that the car is likely to embrace.