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GM India will be bringing two concept cars to the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, and here’s a teaser of one of them, pointed out by IndianAutosBlog.

The little green machine appears to be a crossover variant of the 2016 Chevrolet Spark (a.k.a. Chevrolet Beat) that made its debut in April 2015. The usual items used to give regular hatchbacks a more rugged “cross” look are here – roof rails, skid plate and black cladding on the lower part of the car.

The showcar also sports LED headlamps, DRLs and foglamps. Not a new concept, the Hyundai i20 Active and Datsun GO-Cross Concept are of the same breed. The latter, unveiled at last year’s Tokyo show, is also expected to be paraded at the bi-annual Indian show.

The Spark/Beat is supposed to be a global model that will go on sale in over 40 countries, but IAB says that the next-gen Beat for India will combine styling from the global model with the current Beat’s platform.

The global Spark, powered by a new 1.4 litre Ecotec with 98 hp, can be had with a five-speed manual or a CVT. The five-door hatch is available with a seven-inch touchscreen, Chevy’s MyLink infotainment, OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi, 10 airbags, reverse camera, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Alert, among other kit.

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