General Motors has referred to India has the last great automotive frontier to conquer. As the Indian market continues to grow and boom, and standards of living rise, GM is keen to capitalize on the consumer and create loyal customers for life.
That really begins today with the introduction of the Chevrolet Essentia sub-compact sedan. Built on the popular Chevrolet Beat platform, the Essentia combines the functionality of the Beat’s hatchback design, and creates a modern notchback look for the Indian consumer, apparent in the distinct rear-window angle.
Chevrolet said it hopes to broaden its consumer base with the Essentia sedan, and a lush features list should appeal to the growing maturity of the Indian consumer. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are forefront in the Essentia, while dual air bags, ABS and a rear camera round out new, modern features.
Chevrolet does note the Essentia as a “concept” vehicle, previewing a production vehicle. Expect the vehicle to look nearly identical to what you see here. At this time, though, Chevrolet has not released mechanical specifications for the sedan.