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Chevrolet Essentia expected to launch by end of first quarter in 2017

Chevrolet Essentia expected to launch by end of first quarter in 2017
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 12 December 2016, 17:09 PM

First seen at the 2016 Auto Expo event, the Essentia compact sedan from Chevrolet is expected to launch in India sometime by the end of first quarter of 2017. The vehicle which has been designed at General Motors’ Korea Design Studio, gets modern style upgrades and will compete against the popular sellers such as Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata’s Zest and the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan.

The new Chevrolet Essentia will be offered in petrol as well diesel engine options. The petrol version will be powered by a 1.2-litre engine that generates 77bhp of power and 107Nm of torque, while the diesel version will be powered by a 1.0-litre engine which generates around 57bhp of power and 142Nm of torque. Both the engines will come mated to five-speed manual transmission. Automatic might be on offer at a later date.

Inside, as seen at the Auto Expo event, the vehicle gets an unconventional dashboard board and door panels which feature shade of white and light brown. The top-spec version might offer touchscreen music console and light brown leather upholstery. The vehicle also gets digital tachometer and speedometer. The vehicle also offers a decent amount of boot space and cabin space for five-occupants to be seated comfortably.

Apart from this, the automaker also plans to introduce the new Beat hatchback in the country next year. The not-so-impressive sales numbers is expected to witness a decent growth with the introduction of new models next year. As for pricing aspect, we believe that the Essentia will be competitively priced between Rs 5 - 7 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). More details about the vehicle will be known in the coming days.


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