GM unveiled its three Chevrolet minicar concepts at the New York International Auto Show today. All three concepts were designed at GM’s Design Studio in Inchon, South Korea. One of GM’s 11 Global Design Studios, the designers in the Korean center are experts in small car product development.
The three concepts—the Chevrolet Beat, Groove and Trax—offer three different fuel-efficient engines, including a diesel.
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The Beat is a front-wheel-drive, three-door hatchback concept built to be personalized, and powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to an automatic transmission. The 4-door Groove, with a short hood and long cabin, is a front-wheel drive vehicle powered by a 1.0-liter diesel engine. The Trax crossover features a low-cost all-wheel-drive system powered by a 1.0-liter gasoline engine.
Chevrolet is asking interested consumers to visit www.vote4chevrolet.com and cast a vote for the Beat, Groove or Trax. The company says that the results will help it determine US market interest in the minicar segment, and which design/capability package resonates best with potential buyers.
Voting results are posted online. (As of Wednesday morning, the diesel Groove is in the lead with more than 40% of the 33,752 votes cast.)