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Old 7th September 2009, 19:12   #166
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The design's a bit front heavy..but I like it.A worthy replacement for the U-VA.
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The design's a bit front heavy..but I like it.A worthy replacement for the U-VA.
U-VA replacement? Don't think so. it's gonna slot in between the spark and the U-VA. The sparks gonna go down the price list and the beat sits in between the 2 existing chevy hatches.
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Old 8th September 2009, 11:17   #168
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Any clues folks, when is the Beat expected to be launched ?
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The rear shape reminds me of the old santro.
i really doubt if this can bother maruti,hyundai etc.
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The rear shape reminds me of the old santro.
i really doubt if this can bother maruti,hyundai etc.
GM marketing better do some real good job in giving chevy a better vfm treatment. only then can it bother maruti and hyundai. remember the matiz did give the santro a good run as long as it lasted.
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GM marketing better do some real good job in giving chevy a better vfm treatment. only then can it bother maruti and hyundai. remember the matiz did give the santro a good run as long as it lasted.
Agreed.
However off late Gm marketing is not able to create right ripples in indian car buyers mind thats why products like Magnum which are indeed good do not find many takers.
So this time they do need to be more aggressive atleast in marketing it.
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Spotted Beat yesterday while I was going home on Pashan road. Surprisingly, there was a couple in the car instead of any test drivers. When I started chasing the car, the driver realized it and sped away.

Overall the car seemed pretty peppy. Badge was as usual covered up but could identify it due to the weird position of rear door handles. No photos as it was pretty dark and I was cruising at 60.
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The Beat in the Spark icy blue color is regularly seen on the highway from Hinjewadi bridge to the start of the Mumbai-Pune expressway without any effort to hide the car or the badge. I have seen it with a single driver each time.
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sid, the pics shared by you are simply awesome and wish they come here as well but doubt on that as the spy shots from Autocar India says the different story and that gear knob is .
As vijay mentioned, the interiors of the Indian version sucks comparing the other photos. But we Indians wouldnt get the original version as they always make some and say it 'to suite Indian conditions' as they think we go for any crap that they give us.
For instance the Fiat Linea launched in India doesnt come with 'Rain sensors, Cruise control, reverse sensor, dusk sensors' etc., against its counterparts that is launched in Brazil and other parts.
It happens only in 'INDIA'...
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Have some scoop pics of Chevy Beat , spot @ chennai service centre
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New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0036.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0037.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0038.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0039.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0040.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0041.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0042.jpg  

New GM Chevrolet Beat- Scoop pics on Pg 6, 12,18 & 22 - Details on Pg 16-image0043.jpg  


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IMO, new Chevy beat looks more asian than europian. unlike New Ford Fiesta which is truly European. and hey the car has 2 dents on rear bumper. bad driver..

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Jebs, nice pics mate, surely this looks good and promising from GM, just didnt liked those roof rails on them.This blue shade looks cool and also have heard of more colour shades like these on new Beat.
also i have read on another site that GM is planning to name this new hatch Matiz and not spark or beat, any more info on this guys.
source:Chevrolet Mini Car To Be Called Matiz

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Jebs, nice pics mate, surely this looks good and promising from GM, just didnt liked those roof rails on them.This blue shade looks cool and also have heard of more colour shades like these on new Beat.
also i have read on another site that GM is planning to name this new hatch Matiz and not spark or beat, any more info on this guys.
source:Chevrolet Mini Car To Be Called Matiz
now with all the camouflaging off of the beat nee spark , we should expect to see the car on showrooms any time now.
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The new instrument console looks smashing....at least by the looks of it.
Also just did a handstand while going through the pics
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Considering high cost of ownership (traditional GM + big big selling point in this sector), this car needs to be really exceptional to take on A-Star and i10/20 (assuming 30 competes with SX4 and City); just don't see it happening....cruze though, that may be something worth considering
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