Chevrolet had showcased a concept at the 2016 Auto Expo. This is the new Chevrolet Beat Activ, which is based on the new-generation Beat platform. This new compact crossover will be the company’s latest offering in India soon. Chevrolet is looking at making its new manufacturing hub and the new Beat will be driving most of the numbers for domestic market and exports. So, what does the new Beat Activ pack in? We share our detailed preview on this new hatchback.


The Beat Active is based on the successful Beat platform and it. It has been tailored to meet Indian tastes and preferences. The Beat Activ will have the same engines from the Beat hatchback.

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Chevrolet Beat Activ side profile


Chevrolet Beat Activ Design

The Chevrolet Beat Activ comes with new styling that includes new headlamps that have LEDs built-in. It also features a two-piece grille that is slim on the top and a trapezoidal one at the bottom. The new front bumper has integrated round-shaped fog lamps. The front bumper also gets skid plates that give that car a beefy look. It also sports new black-machined alloy wheels that look aggressive. The body decals add some more vibrance to the car exteriors.


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Chevrolet Beat Activ Interiors

The Beat Activ will have sporty interiors and it is aimed at the youth, who look for a compact, fun to drive and flashy crossover with equally flashy interiors. The interior of this crossover is similar to the new Beat. It has a dual-tone beige and brown interior theme, and an interesting instrument cluster. The interior features trapezoidal air vents, color-coded accents, attractive and functional seat fabrics and a MyLink infotainment system with a seven-inch display.

Where the new Beat has improved is space. The new Beat is a lot more spacious at the rear. There is more than sufficient knee room for the rear passengers. This makes it comfortable.

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Chevrolet Beat Activ Engine

The Beat Activ will come with the same engines as found in the Beat. The first one is a 1.2-litre S-TEC petrol engine that churns out 79bhp at 6200rpm and 108 Nm of torque at 4400rpm. The second engine is the 1.0-litre S-TEC diesel one that makes 57bhp at 4000rpm and a torque of  150Nm at 1750rpm. Both these engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Chevrolet at the moment has no plans to get an automatic to India. Even if it does, it will be for the petrol engine and this will be a five-speed box.

Chevrolet Beat Activ rear
Rear of the Chevrolet Beat Activ

Chevrolet Beat Activ Price

The Chevrolet Beat Activ is expected to be priced in the range of INR 6 lakhs and INR 7.3 lakhs (on-road). This will be competing with the Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti Ignis.

Chevrolet Beat Activ Front

Chevrolet Beat Activ Price

ModelPrice (on-road)
Petrol BaseINR 6 lakhs
Diesel TopINR  7.3 lakhs

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Chevrolet Beat Activ Launch Date

The Chevrolet Beat crossover was unveiled on 3rd February at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 and we expect it to be launched later this year. General Motors is trying to revamp the Chevrolet brand in India and the Beat Activ is the first vehicle to kickstart this makeover. GM has not shared any more technical details of the Beat Activ and will reveal it at a later stage.

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Chevrolet Beat Activ Mileage

Chevrolet Beat Activ will have similar mileage to the currently sold Beat. So the petrol engine will have a mileage of about 13-16 km/l, depending on city or highway driving. While, the diesel will have an efficiency of about 16 km/l in the city and about 20 km/l on the highway.

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Chevrolet Beat Activ Mileage

Petrol13 km/l
Diesel16 km/l

Chevrolet Beat Activ competition

The Beat Activ will be directly competing with the Tata Tiago Aktiv. This will be the only direct competition that will be there. Other than that the Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti Ignis will also be somewhat of a competition.

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