Don’t miss the Beat!
The Camaro Convertible might be hugging the limelight, but an equally important star of Chevrolet's motorshow stand will be the baby Beat…
First shown at the 2007 New York Auto Show, the Lime Green concept car was one of three ‘minicar' styling studies that were subject to a vote, in which the public could choose their favourite via an online e-poll.
Of the three, the Beat came out on top with over 50 per cent of the total votes cast, and a production car based on the concept has since been scheduled for production.
The environmentally-conscious city car concept is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine in recognition of the shift towards high-output, low capacity powerplants, although any production car based on the Beat would be likely to appear with a choice of different engine options.
Chevrolet general manager, Ed Peper, said: "Fuel use solutions and great-looking cars are at the core Chevrolet's values, and this new production model will align perfectly with those tenets. It will be a globally sold car, built around the world for a variety of diverse markets."
Beat's distinctive wedge-shaped profile, purposeful front end and dynamic interior styling will all have a significant influence on Chevrolet's next A-segment production car, production of which is scheduled to begin before the end of next year.