When GM showed off its Beat, Groove, and Trax micro-concepts in New York earlier this year, it said that it would produce the model that proved to be the most popular with the public. Today at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, we have a winner, as Chevrolet announced that it would produce the three-door Beat, which the automaker said had been the overwhelming favorite among online voters.
According to Chevy, the Beat will be aimed at "tech-savvy, young-at-heart" drivers, as evidenced by its pop-up navigation system. Unfortunately for those who like the look of the brawny hatchback, the Beat will only be going on sale in markets outside the United States. As some kind of consolation, the U.S. market will be getting an updated version of the Chevy Aveo5, which will receive an exterior makeover and as-standard OnStar for the 2009 model year.