Chevrolet Essentia Spotted Testing In India

Last Updated On: October 17, 2016

In order to make its position firm in the Indian market, the American automaker, Chevrolet is planning to introduce its compact sedan Essentia. It seems like the brand has escalated the process as one of the prominent media house has spotted Chevrolet Essentia testing near Pune. Even the Chevrolet Beat, is all set for its facelift and on the same platform, Chevrolet Essentia is based. Chevrolet India revealed its plans of introducing Essentia at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 but, no specifications were revealed at that time.

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Chevrolet Essentia Spied Image

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The only information provided by Chevrolet was that the compact sedan will carry its 5 occupants and luggage without compromising on the styling front. In the cabin, Chevrolet Essentia will feature a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster which will be also witnessed on the Chevrolet Beat. The cluster features analogue speedometer, LCD/LED display for tachometer, tripmeter, odometer and other information related to the car. Apart from the instrument cluster, a touch screen Chevrolet MyLink2 infotainment system is also confirmed with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, dual airbags, ABS and a reverse camera will be provided.

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Chevrolet Essentia Front Spied

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Under the hood configuration is not confirmed but, we expect that Chevrolet Essentia will feature the same 936cc three-cylinder diesel engine of Beat, which churns out a maximum power output of 57 hp and is mated to five-speed manual transmission. As Chevrolet’s market share is not so good in India, and Essentia will be positioned in a very competitive sub-compact segment. Therefore, Chevrolet Essentia pricing should be around INR 4-7 lakh and is expected to arrive in India next year. The sub-compact sedan will be rivaling against its direct competitors like Hyundai Xcent, and Tata Zest. It will be also rivaling, soon to be launched Tata Kite sedan. Let’s see how the sub-compact sedan will take shape in near future with a lot of competitive models coming soon in the market.

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