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At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, one of the big names in the industry, Chevrolet revealed an all new compact SUV concept with the moniker Adra. Styling cues from the MINI Countryman are amazingly prominent in the design of this new SUV concept which was both conceptualized and materialized solely in India. However, the design is truly international. The lines and contours, the body of the Chevrolet Adra Concept speaks of the brands worldwide design appeal.
While the parent brand, General Motors has not made any official statements about the new Adra Concept making it to production, the concept, the first look was enough to grab a lot of attention at the auto expo. There are no precise numbers and specification available about the 2014 Chevrolet Adra Concept as yet, but this concept can be taken as a fine way to showcase impressive abilities of the Indian Technical Centre of General Motors to develop something essentially indigenous to India yet truly international in its approach. GM was yet to enter the market for compact SUVs in India for there has been a dramatically tremendous growth in this niche. And, it couldn’t have got any better than the Adra Concept.
The Indian Auto Expo, 2014 also brought with itself a newly refurbished Chevrolet Beat. What was most apparent at the moment it was unveiled was the amazing front grille. The new grille of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat is hands down a showstopper. It is bold and it is stylish. The front grille is accompanied by new headlights. These crystal clear headlights are lens based and look even more prominent with the black accent around them. Even the foglights get a new housing. The big show is not just about the front façade of the car. As a matter of fact, the rear of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat has also been worked upon with revamped taillights and an LED inserted, stylish spoiler.
The interior of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat has also been renewed. Besides the new accents in the tone of silver that brighten up the insides, the new Beat also sports a vertically adjustable driver’s seat in all base models. The higher trim levels are set to feature steering mounted audio controls. For people to have no regrets about having not enough options, the automaker will release the 2014 Chevrolet Beat in ten trim levels out of which four will be petrol powered, two will run on Petrol-LPG and the remaining four will be diesel powered. The powertrain of the Beat sees no change for the new model year, which simply translates to an availability of a 1.0 liter three cylinder diesel engine, good for 59 PS and a 1.2 liter petrol motor capable of supplying 80 PS to the vehicle.
Chevrolet made quite an appearance the 2014 Indian Auto Expo with the Adra Concept making the most news, followed by the newly done Beat. Alongside, there were the Chevrolet C7 Corvette, the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Chevrolet Camaro on display.