To note, the Beat is sold as the Chevrolet Spark in markets outside of India, while the Indian-market Chevrolet Spark is actually the last-generation Daewoo Matiz. Since its launch roughly a decade ago, the Spark/Beat city car has been available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in every market in which it is and has been available.
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Though Chevy has yet to announce engine and transmission configurations, we expect the Beat sedan to use the same powertrain as the Beat hatchback. In India, the current-gen Beat is offered with both gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline-powered Beat features a 1.2-liter inline four-cylinder making 79 horsepower and 108 Nm of torque while the diesel model cradles a 1.0-liter three-cylinder making 57 horses and 150 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission sending power to the front wheels. The vehicle rides on a variant of GM’s global Gamma platform.
Just in April, Chevy premiered the new, fourth-generation Spark at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. In the Indian market, the vehicle will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine as well as the current model’s 1.0-liter turbo-diesel mill. It’s possible that Chevy offers the new model with an automatic transmission.