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Old 8th February 2014, 22:52   #1
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Chevrolet Beat Facelift
  • Chevrolet has launched the facelifted Beat at the Auto Expo
  • The price ranges from 4.06 - 6.10 Lakhs (ex-delhi)
  • The Beat is GM India's best selling model
  • As some marketing departments tend to do, this has been called the "all-new" Beat - but it's just a facelift
  • Top variants come with front dual air bags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • 8 colours available: Super Red, Cocktail Green, Sandrift Grey, Switch Blade Silver, Summit White, Misty Lake, Linen Beige and Caviar Black

There's a new shaped front grille (the bowtie & ribbon have been moved lower), clear headlamps with black accents & new fog lamps:
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The Beat, as originally launched:


The High Mounted Stop Light (HMSL) has moved from the rear glass onto the spoiler:
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Old Beat, for comparison:


New tail lamps too. The old ones (see above) had black and chrome inserts, while these are more colour-filled:
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The bottom half of the new dual-tone rear bumper has a lot more detailing than the old plain-jane one:
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The interiors get a new silver insert and a height-adjustable driver’s seat:
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The old Beat interior:


A very welcome addition is Steering-mounted audio controls on the higher variants:
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A closer look at one of the most useful additions on the facelifted Beat:
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Sorry guys, no climate control!
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EDIT: Here's a more in-depth look from a Beat owner. Thanks Soumyajit9:
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Highlights / Lowlights of Exterior:

- Fresh Redesigned Front and Rear Bumpers.
- Fog light design has changed. It now features a new grille, apart from the new shape.
- Honey Comb Design of the front grille is gone. The new one looks like Inter-weaved Honeycomb !!
- Rear 3rd Brake light is now Integrated into the spoiler. Spoiler looks a little smaller than the old one.
- The new red reflective stickers are vertical and look nice.
- The plastic cladding below the rear bumper looks super with a grille and gives a sense of a body kit being added ! Good job here.
- Rear tail lamp design remain same, but its glass cover is now red. While everyone is moving to the clear glass pattern, I wonder why did Chevy go back to old school type !!

Highlights / Lowlights of Interior:

- Steering Mounted controls for Audio.- Golden Logo on LT (O) Variant.
- Automatic Climate Control now Gone.
- AC Recirculation type has changed from Push Button to old school type, like in Alto - A Slider. Horrible thing to do.
- Rotary knobs have changed to complete black colour from earlier white border.
- Pathetic looking silver trim on Door, Bottle holder, Ultility space besides steering and on the passenger side too.
- For all those desperately waiting to see whether Chevy has introduced the Mode functionality or not, sad news is, NO.
A few Team-BHPians made a wonderful discovery in their Beat Petrol cars.

HERE is what the Mode functionality does. Sad that Chevy did not introduce them in this facelift model.
- Engine - No change. No ECU Remap to fix 2nd Gear lag issue.

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The Chevrolet TrailBlazer is a Fortuner-sized monster:
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Unlike the soft-looking Captiva, this would have a more macho appeal, which is a large factor to SUV sales in India:
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Vid6639 & .anshuman check out the engine. Note how high the hood-level looks next to these two 6-footers:
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Its 2.8L engine produces 200 bhp @ 3,600 rpm and 500 Nm @ 2,000 rpm
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Quite similar looking to the Fortuner from the rear 3/4ths view:
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Straight-forward tail lamps. Nothing on this car is particularly cutting-edge in terms of design:
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Clean rear end:
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Note the projector-type fog lights:
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Massive 18" wheels & tyres:
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.anshuman takes a good look under the SUV. This is how we do at Team-BHP :
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The interiors are straight-forward and rugged:
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Wheel gets quite a few buttons. Large up/down toggles for the volume and cruise control are nice:
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Relatively small dials are housed deep inside the instrument cluster:
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Chunky switch-gear:
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Center console goes with the circular HVAC layout:
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Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system provides smartphone connectivity, streaming audio and video. Users can access personal playlists and make hands-free calls:
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The central dial has a display housed within it, for displaying temperature and fan speed:
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ESP off and Hill Descent Control buttons housed ahead of the AT gear selector:
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Select between 2WD high, 4WD high and 4WD low:
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Logically placed mirror adjustment controls:
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In-dash storage:
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Dual glove boxes:
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Another storage hold, hidden away below the steering column:
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Steering tilt adjustment only. Nice looking lever (it's in the loosened position at the moment):
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Deep center console storage. It's American, so of course there's cup/bottle holders:
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Roof mounted holder for your sunglasses:
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Euro-style light switch:
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Door panels are all business:
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The Trailblazer is a 7-seater:
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Legroom for the middle row:
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Due to the flat floor (a body-on-frame negative), the middle-row bench is not high enough off the floor pan. Poor under-thigh support:
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Middle row passengers get 2 AC vents and their own fan-speed selector:
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The rear door pads:
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Tabs on the seats let you flip them forward:
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Plastic clad underside looks extremely neat:
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Last row leg-room. Passengers get side arm-rests and a center console storage area:
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Last row head-room is excellent:
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And once again, that's a 6-footer squeezed in to the last row seats. Just about makes it:
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The Chevrolet Adra Concept:
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Developed entirely by Indian designers at GM's Bangalore Technical Centre (Visit to the GM Technical Design Centre - Bangalore):
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The concept retains the Chevy split-grille, but breaks away from having the bow-tie logo on the ribbon:
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Love the high-contrast & swept back motion in the headlamps:
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The side is a touch boxy though:
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Crisp rear end. No fuss, just clean lines:
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Dual-tone detailing on the ORVMs:
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17-inch wheels:
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Another neat touch. The subtle fold-up on the lower cladding:
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Note the Chevy logos in the tail-lamps:
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Lit up:
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Black roof wraps over to the sides of the car:
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Bumper vent is purely for looks. There's a reflector embedded in there too:
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Nice job guys! I'm impressed:
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Hello, 2014 Corvette Stingray!
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The lights look almost Ferrari 458-ish:
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Hole on the dash = Head-Up Display (HUD) projector:
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The rear is where the latest Corvette has really pushed the envelope in terms of styling:
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455 bhp of power and 624 Nm of torque. (460 bhp & 630 Nm with the performance exhaust):
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Note the venting beside the tail-lamp. Quite cool:
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The Stingray is the most powerful standard Corvette model.
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So we're looking at a brand new, shiny red Corvette, and Vid6639 says...
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"Look at those panel gaps!" :
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Gosh. I really wish they would offer different alloys. The design is bad enough, but the chrome finish just makes it tacky:
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I used to LOVE the almost triangular rear windshield of the earlier Corvettes (image). Too bad its gone:
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Rear quarter-glass does a great job of wrapping around the glass area:
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Stingray logo:
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One look at that massive hood with flared sides, and you'll know what it's called the 'Stingray':
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And hello Camaro:
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The 6.2L supercharged V8 engine under there produces 580 hp of power and 556 lb-ft of torque :
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I love that ring looking out under the pulled-over hood:
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The suspension uses Magnetic Ride Control to adapt to varying road and track surfaces:
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It's been a while since I've seen Eagle F1s:
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Dual-mode exhaust lets you announce the Camaro when required:
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Nürburgring timing? 7:41.27!
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A modified Cruze on display. Can't say I love the hood:
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The alloys looked nice though:
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Sail, John Player edition?
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Starting from the 2014-2015 season, Chevrolet will be the shirt sponsor of the Manchester United football team. Let's celebrate with 15" wheels and custom seat covers too:
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'Man-UVA'? Red roof rails, black sticker effects on the roof and spoiler, 15-inch BM alloy wheels, black leather gear knobs and red illuminated sill plates:
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The 1933 Chevrolet Master Eagle Phaeton. Powered by an overhead valve six-cylinder engine along with a Silent Synchro-Mesh transmission:
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It also featured a Starterator that enabled the engine to be started by simply pressing the accelerator to the floor:
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'One World Futbol' Special Edition Enjoy:
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Chevrolet is donating 1.5 million footballs to impoverished children worldwide in 2015. 20,000 footballs for India:
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A rally prepped Sail. Stickers hint that its been to the Raid de Himalaya:
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Full roll cage visible:
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All business on the inside:
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Also on display was a DC modified Enjoy:
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It gets a TV, mini-fridge, mutli-functional tables, etc:
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Reclining seats have head-rests with edges that can be folded up to hold your sleepy head in place:
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The modified door pads:
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The driver space however is hugely limited by the passenger compartment wall. Driver has to sit very upright:
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Who says Indians aren't ready for electric as yet? This charge station was incredibly popular all through the day:
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If it was indeed an all new Beat as Chevrolet claims it, then they should have atleast added support for larger speakers front and back. This Beat is not even a facelift, just a minor revision, maybe an aftermarket mod at best.
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i liked the trailblazer - Is it coming to india anytime soon, maybe even within a year ? One of the threads on TBHP says that plans are shelved due to paint shop challenges.

Another question - Is Trax and Adra same ? It is rumoured that GM Trax will come to india. I don't think GM/Chevrolet will launch Trax and Adra at the same time.

Is it just me ? but to me Adra name sounds and looks a little like Aria
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Thank heavens for the TrailBlazer. Certainly looks the part to offer competition to the Fortuner's golden run.

If you take away the Camaro and the Corvette from the lineup of cars displayed, the range of cars GM sells in India looks too plain-jane!
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Love the trailblazer. Looks the business and the engine sounds nice too 200bhp @ 3600 rpm!
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Another question - Is Trax and Adra same ? It is rumoured that GM Trax will come to india. I don't think GM/Chevrolet will launch Trax and Adra at the same time.
I think Adra and Trax are different. I see many Buick Encore (aka Opel Adam) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Mokka) around here and it looks very different . Plus it is not a sub 4 meter vehicle as Adra seems to be.

But I like it! Looks different and closer to production than say a Tata Nexon.
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The Trailblazer is what is known here in Australia as the Holden Colorado. Available in 5 and 7 seater variants, the moniker becomes Colorado 5/7 accordingly.

With respect to the tail lights on the Corvette, I think that all Chevrolet/Holden sedans are going in the same direction. 2014 Holden sedans like the Commodore and Malibu are being sold with similar tail lights.

That being said, thanks for covering the Auto Expo 2014.
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The Adra seems to be the most promising bowtie in the show. It has really neat lines and very production version like looks.

Not sure about the sub 4m length and if it can be launched at the same price point as the EcoSport it can give its other American rival a good fight.

Also Trailblazer should compete well with the Fortuner which is just running scott free currently. Is it coming to India?
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