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Old 9th June 2016, 16:22   #16
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I love the looks. But the 1.1L diesel is a let down on the car. It should have some engines which can perform the way the car looks. After driving a Swift D, the Beat was easily a segment down, save for the looks.
The 1.1 Diesel does not have much punch. The last time i drove one of these (did a TD 4 years ago), i had to cane the engine literally everytime for each overtaking move.
NVH also is not great.

Hyundai's 1.1 Diesel is better than this in my opinion.
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Set to go on sale in US the first quarter of 2017, Chevrolet's new Spark ACTIV in MT and CVT variants.

The $16,945 price tag will land you the manual transmission version, whereas US buyers looking for a continuously variable transmission option (CVT) will need to spend $18,045.

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its unique front and rear fascia design, new 15" wheels, a revised suspension (ride height increased by 0.4 in/10 mm), a specific grille pattern, round fog lamps and fog lamp housings integrated in the front fascia, contrasting wheelhouse moldings and hatchback cladding, rocker moldings and roof rails.

Inside, there are standard black, heated front seats and a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel. Customers might also enjoy the presence of Chevrolet's MyLink system with a 7" color touchscreen, boasting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

There's also a rear-vision camera, SiriusXM satellite radio (three months subscription), OnStar Guidance Plan (three months), 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (three months/3GB data trial), air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry and power windows with Express up/down functionality
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Spotted on a test run on the Pune-Mumbai express highway by a Motorbeam spy.

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The overall design seems to follow the same pattern of the Beat with the rendering of the headlamps, tail lamps, and many other cosmetic updates to justify the new crossover look. DRL’s and Projector Headlamps are the obvious additions to be received by the Beat Activ for matching the modern trend. At the rear end, it seems to get a fresh assembly of a diffuser.
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Thanks to my cousin Dr Abhishek, who sent me these snaps yesterday. First look says it's a variant of Beat, could be Activ , so posting here. These mules were spotted at Manesar toll plaza. The other one I'm not sure (last 4 snaps), could be Chevy Spin/Enjoy. I haven't spoken to him so can't say what all he saw inside. I request mods to move those snaps to relevant thread. I've watermarked all images.
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Looks like GM has another flop on its hands. The same old tired design. And I say this as owner of a Beat LT. GM needs to start afresh in India.
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Spark Active in international markets, Beat Active here?
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So the Spin is on tests again? Didnt they cancel its launch like twice already?
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Spark Activ at the LA Motor show,
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Spark Active in international markets, Beat Active here?
Nope this is the all new Beat / Spark. GM has said bringing this platform will be quite expensive. Instead GM has decided to ahead with the same old platform. Change the instrumentation and add a modern infotainment system [the only good change] and launch it in 2017.

Don't know what people are smoking at GM India. Your Sail Twins have flopped. Once good selling Tavera and Beat have declined considerably. Cruze which was the segment leader is the follower. India needs better products and fresh products GM.
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Don't know what people are smoking at GM India. Your Sail Twins have flopped. Once good selling Tavera and Beat have declined considerably. Cruze which was the segment leader is the follower. India needs better products and fresh products GM.
Like they care!

Most of these India segments are run by folks sitting in a boardroom 9000 miles away with perceptions gathered from Slumdog Millionaire and other movies. I am sure they have interesting graphs to show how India is transitioning slowly from bullock carts and elephants to modern automobiles. As per their forecast, it should happen anytime around 2040? So, they shall, with their gracious hearts, provide us a few cars which they deem useless for the rest of the world. Let's queue up and accept their generosity.
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Active is looking nice in both Front & Rear 3-Q. Much better than the current / older versions. But Spin ??
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