Chevrolet Beat for the U.S. is almost official

GM said today that it is finally considering bringing the Chevrolet Beat to the U.S. as it shifts its focus from trucks to fuel-efficient compact cars. GM’s spokesman Dee Allen said that bringing the Chevrolet Beat to the U.S. will give GM a chance to compete with the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris segment.

“It is certainly one of the things that is being looked at from a portfolio perspective,” Allen said.

Currently the Chevrolet beat is set to arrive in global markets starting next year. It will be built in South Korea. Allen said that the car still has to be re-engineered to meet U.S. safety and emissions standards.

The front-wheel-drive three-door hatch is powered by a 1.2L turbocharged gasoline engine. Lutz has previously said that if the Chevrolet Beat came to the U.S. it will start around $10,000.

Seeing as we’ve been seeing the Chevrolet Beat on the set of the new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen set, we figure GM is just testing the waters to promote the Beat. Let’s just hope they don’t wait as long as they waited with the Camaro to deliver.

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Source: Free Press