India-bound Chevrolet Beat Activ Shown at LA Motor Show

Chevrolet Beat Activ India

The Chevrolet Beat Activ will come with two powertrains – a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre diesel – borrowed from the Beat hatchback.

November 17, 2016 – General Motors has revealed the production ready version of the Chevrolet Spark Activ (called Chevrolet Beat Activ in India) at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Earlier, the American carmaker gave a glimpse of the crossover’s production-spec via an official image. In India, the Chevrolet Beat Activ might hit showrooms sometime next year. Reports suggest that General Motors might begin its production at its Talegaon plant in the second half of 2016.

Based on the Chevrolet Beat hatchback, the Beat Activ crossover borrows some of its design elements and features from the hatchback sibling. Though the specifications and technical details are still under the wrap, the crossover is likely to carry the Beat’s 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol and a 1.0-litre SMARTECH diesel powertrain.

Also Read: Chevrolet Beat Essentia Coming Soon to Challenge Maruti Swift Dzire

Chevrolet Beat Activ specs

Chevrolet Beat Activ Launch Date

In India, the Chevrolet Beat crossover might see a release sometime next year. Though, there is no official confirmation about the launch timeline of the vehicle.

Read: 2016 Chevrolet Beat – Prices, Specifications, Features & Pictures

Chevrolet Beat Activ Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Minimum Rs 5 lakh
Maximum Rs 7.5 lakh

Prices of the Beat Activ could start from Rs 5 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs. 7.5 lakh for the top-ranging model.

Chevrolet Beat Activ Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre SMARTECH Petrol
Max Power 76.8bhp
Max Torque 106.5Nm
Engine 1.0-litre SMARTECH Diesel
Max Power 56.3bhp
Max Torque 142.5Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual

Chevrolet Beat Activ Mileage

Variant Expected Mileage
Petrol Model 17kmpl
Diesel Model 25kmpl

Chevrolet Beat Activ Features

– Specific grille pattern with ACTIV nameplate
– Round fog lamps and fog lamp housings integrated in the front fascia
– Contrasting wheelhouse moldings and hatchback cladding
– Rocker moldings
– Roof rails

– Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
– Rear-vision camera system
– SiriusXM satellite radio (three months)
– OnStar Guidance Plan (three months)
– 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (three-month/3GB data trial)
– Air conditioning
– Cruise control
– Remote keyless entry
– Steering wheel controls for phone and audio system
– Power windows with Express Up/Down

*Aforementioned features are of US-spec model. There is no clarity whether the India-spec version will get all these features or select once.

Chevrolet Beat Activ Competitions

Estimated to be priced between Rs. 5 lakh – Rs. 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Chevrolet crossover will take on the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Maruti Ignis.

Chevrolet Beat Activ price in India

Chevrolet Beat Activ Exterior

Similar to the new-generation Beat hatchback, the Beat Activ has been designed on the company’s new design philosophy. The production version of the car shares multiple design features with the concept unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Up front, the car gets sweptback LED headlamps, large fog lamps with chrome bezels, a new dual-port grille with Chevrolet’s hallmark, silver skid plate and a beefy bumper.

The car also features black plastic cladding on the lower half of the bumper and plastic underbody cladding on the sides. The sharp creases below the shoulder line and above the rear wheel arches, new ORVMs, alloy wheels and a high ground clearance add more to its sporty appearance. Towards the rear, the crossover wears a roof mounted glossy black spoiler, plastic cladded rear bumper with rear skid plate and reflectors and new wrap rounding tail lamps with LED lights.

Chevrolet Beat Activ Interior

The interior of the Beat Activ crossover looks largely identical to the new Beat (aka Spark). The car gets a dual-tone black and silver theme, new steering wheel and a motorbike-inspired instrument cluster. Feature-wise, the US-spec model has been loaded with a bunch of goodies such as an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration compatibility, remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, air conditioning, rear view camera, etc. The India-spec version might get trapezoidal air vents, color-coded trim, high-quality seat fabrics and a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with 7-inch display.

Chevrolet Beat Activ Engine & Transmission

In India, the Chevrolet Beat crossover might come with two powertrains – a 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol and a 1.0-litre SMARTECH diesel. These engines also power the outgoing Beat hatchback. Though, Chevrolet might tune both the powertrains for achieving better performance and extra power figures. On the hatchback, the petrol mill produces a maximum power of 76.8bhp and 106.5Nm of torque, while the diesel motor delivers 56.3bhp with 142.5Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be taken care of by the same 5-speed manual gearbox.



  1. ashwin

    February 24, 2016 at 8:10 AMFeb

    Colour available in beat activ

    • Editorial Team

      February 28, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

      Hi Ashwin

      The Chevrolet Beat Activ is yet to go on sale in the country. Stay tuned to for more updates on same.

  2. Sanjay

    March 9, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    What will be the on road price of petrol LTZ

    • Editorial Team

      March 10, 2016 at 8:10 AMMar

      Hi Sanjay,

      Since the car will be launched in the year 2017, it will be too early to comment on its pricing.

  3. yogananthan

    March 13, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    Hi ,
    I having Chevrolet beat LT(O)2013 model, so now I want upgrade my car,when ‘ll beat active launch Chennai???

    • Editorial Team

      March 13, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

      Hi Yogananthan

      The Chevrolet Beat Activ crossover is scheduled to be launched in the country towards the end of this year or early 2017.

  4. Merwyn Dias

    May 4, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    wad if i wanna book a chev Beat Activ???? how do i do it????? any contact details on how i can contact u for it?????

    • Editorial Team

      May 4, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      Hi Merwyn

      The Beat Activ compact crossover is yet to go on sale in the country. It will be launched in the country in 2017. Stay tuned to ICN for more updates on the same.

  5. TomL

    June 15, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

    Will the Chevrolet Beat Activ be Front-Wheel-Drive only or available as an All-Wheel-Drive?

    • Editorial Team

      June 16, 2016 at 8:10 AMJun

      Since it will be an entry-level hatch-based crossover, it will only come in front-wheel drive.

  6. Gangatharan

    October 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMOct

    Hi Sir beat activ launch date and safty airpag available and available colur price

    • Editorial Team

      October 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMOct

      Hi Gangatharan

      Chevrolet is yet to announce the exact launch date of the Beat Activ, but we expect the model to go on sale in the first half of 2017. The vehicle would get dual airbags and ABS as safety features. It is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.

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