We were the first to reveal that Chevrolet is working on a compact SUV concept which will be displayed for the first time at the upcoming Auto Expo. Our sources tell us this new concept will be called the Adra and it is likely to be based on General Motors’ global small-vehicle platform, also called Gamma 2.
GM India currently has no plans to bring the Trax, the smallest SUV in Chevrolet’s global SUV line-up, to India. Designed with the European customer in mind, the Trax is 4.2 metres long. This means it won’t qualify for the excise benefits here, and can’t be priced competitively.
The new Adra will be pegged against the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. It is likely to be powered by the same 77bhp 1.3-litre diesel engine from the Sail and Enjoy.
The carmaker will also showcase the face-lifted Beat at the Expo, which features new bumpers and mirrors, and re-profiled head- and tail-lights. Sharing stall space will be a Beat finished in Manchester United colours, the seven-seat Trailblazer SUV, the all-new Corvette C7 Stingray (unveiled at the 2013 Detroit motor show) and the Camaro.