The new upcoming Chevrolet Essentia has been spotted while testing in India ahead of its market launch. The new compact sedan from the house of General Motors has been recently spotted on the roads of Pune. The new Chevrolet Essentia sedan is going to join the ever increasing and highly competitive segment of compact sedans in the Indian auto industry. General Motors India has already announced that the company will be arriving in the car market of India in 2017. This recent spotting of the Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan on the Indian roads is indeed very special, as it is the first time that the car has been caught testing in the country.
The Essentia is based on the same platform of the next-gen model of the popular Chevrolet Beat hatchback, which has been spied testing on the Indian roads on several occasions. Now, the India specific next generation Chevrolet Beat model shares the same platform that the current generation Chevrolet Beat is based on. The Chevrolet Beat was first introduced to the Indian auto market back in the year 2010.
The Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan was unveiled by the American car major 2016 Auto Expo. General Motors India did not divulge any specifications of the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia sedan and only said that the car will offer comfortably seat 5 occupants and also offer adequate luggage space without compromising on the style quotient.
While on the outside, the upcoming new Chevrolet Essentia sedan looks and feels premium, the same appeal is extended onto its interiors. The Essentia’s cabin looks stylish, well-equipped and sophisticated with a premium appeal. The car comes endowed with an updated version of the same instrument cluster which found on the ongoing Chevrolet Beat hatchback model. This motorcycle inspired instrument cluster comes with an analogue speedometer and a LCD or LED display for the essential driver’s information system.
The Chevrolet Essentia is also expected to offer many premium features in order to grab the attention of the buyers. The features list of the Essentia compact sedan has been confirmed to include an advanced touchscreen Chevrolet MyLink2 infotainment system that will come along with AndroidAuto as well as Apple CarPlay support. GM India has also confirmed that the upcoming Chevrolet sedan will also be high on safety equipments and will come braced with safety features such as front dual airbags, ABS as well as reverse camera.
The new Chevrolet Essentia, after its market launch in India it will be going to lock its horns with a multitude of highly capable compact sedan models already present in the Indian market. The car’s market rivals in the country will include the segment topper Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, Honda Amaze and the Volkswagen Amio. General Motors is thus, trying to increase its presence and sales in the Indian car market by launching its representative, Chevrolet Essentia in the highly popular Indian segment of compact sedans.