"Drives: 2006 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z-71"This car doesn't do much for me.
A. Because this is not USCamaroInsideNews.com --- it's all GM stuff that gets shared here.Why do people talking about the Beat, its not even going to be produced in US because of its safety reasons.
Not just Japanese, yesterday there were quite a few of us drooling over an Opel Insignia OPC we'll never see in the US either."Drives: 2006 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z-71"...
C. Chevy Beat Mania is akin to JDM Nissan Skyline mania. Hehe. I guess only Japanese car fans can drool over stuff they can't drive in the U.S. (yet).
And it looks like it comes with a laptop!From what little I can see the dash looks like a huge circular cowel with a single giant speedo guage in it! How cool would that be!!!Off center too!
It's not horrible from what is exposed, this will be a nice little commuter or collage student car. Not bad.
Me either, the concept was really sexy and this is so watered down! Considering the production Ford Fiesta is literally identical to the Verve concept. But in GMs defense, i think Ford really set out to design that as a production car and they just slapped some huge rims on to make it appear like a concept.This car doesn't do much for me.
Ya, with the camo in the rear, it looks like the '09 Aveo hatches. And those mirrors! theyre like off a truck!They really watered down the styling from the concept.
Im getting some Aveo vents mixed with the New Fit's dashCan't see much of the interior. Other than the gauges look awefully tacked on the dash.
By the wheels and tires alone this thing looks more like a Tata Nano competitor.
To preview the production Beat, the design and shape of the body and not the bodykits and other accessories attached to it.Shaping up to be nothing more than a reheated Matiz... and it looks almost as bland and dated as the current one.
So, what was the point of the Beat concept then?
I've contended this from the minute we heard the Beat was going into production. The fact that it can't be sold here is proof that it's riding the ancient Matiz platform, which in case anyone doesn't already know, is just a streched '88 Suzuki Alto platform.Shaping up to be nothing more than a reheated Matiz... and it looks almost as bland and dated as the current one.
This car deserves to fail. I think I know now why it's been deemed unfit for US consumption.