Chevrolet has just announced that its tiny baby, the Beat, will go into production in 2010. It will be sold in the US - and across Europe.
Chevrolet previewed three city car concepts at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. They were the Beat, Groove, and Trax - and Chevy went to a public vote at www.vote4chevrolet.com to decide which one to build.
The results are now in, with 1.9 million votes cast, and the Beat will now go into production in 2010. To tell you the truth, we could have made that decision for Chevrolet: the Beat was easily the best-looking, and most youth-oriented of the tiny trio.
Whether the Beat will appear in exactly the same guise as seen here is another matter. All the company could be drawn into saying was that the Beat will ‘significantly inspire Chevrolet’s next-generation city car, due to make its debut in 2010'.
It'll come to the UK, as well as over 100 other countries, and if it looks anywhere near as good as the Beat, it'll go down very well indeed. Combine that with halo cars like the Camaro, and more mainstream stuff like the future Lacetti, and Chevrolet has a promising future.
Words: Ben Pulman