• Jun 9, 2008
You know how there was a question of whether or not we'd ever see the Chevy Beat for sale in North America? The answer to that question is looking more like a big fat yes. Of course, a subcompact like the Beat makes perfect sense in a landscape where gas is selling for well over $4 a gallon in many areas. Our quasi-confirmation comes not from El Generalissimo, however, but from the set of Transformers 2, which was recently given its tagline: Revenge of the Fallen. In the photo above, next to Bumblebee, is the Chevy Beat -- partially covered, but the Beat nonetheless. You know what putting it in the movie does, right? It makes people want it. Last summer, it was the Camaro. Next summer, it looks like GM's gonna make the Beat a big star. You can see the above photo and more from the set at the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog. Thanks for the tip, Cory!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Really cool...I wonder if they are still using the GTO/Camaro prop or now have preproduction units.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where's the Malibu police car?

      My guess is the Altima will be a Decepticon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a big fan of subcompacts but the Beat seems like it would be a much better replacement for the Aveo and G3.
      • 6 Years Ago
      cool to see the Beat might be coming here. I mean the fact that its in the movie doesnt meant it will make production. Look at the Hummer that was spotted in the movie.

      And yea...whats with the dubs on Bumblebee? i hope its for a funny scene...like hes tryin to be cool or something along those lines...
      • 6 Years Ago
      the beat is just too small to transform into a big robot. in fact, so is the camaro. the only transformers that made some sense are optimus prime, ironhide (GMC topkick) and ratchet (hummer). hopefully they dont make the beat transform into a 10-20 foot tall robot cause that would just be stupid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @coolremo: in the closing theme for season one of the G1 cartoon, Skywarp is shown holding and firing Megatron. I'm not sure what actual episode that's from though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "when Megatron turns into a gun Soundwave holds him in his hand."

        --which scene does this happen in?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Megatron is larger than Soundwave (Soundwave being a boom box) and yet when Megatron turns into a gun Soundwave holds him in his hand.

        Don't sweat the idea of relative sizes, as a cartoon, Transformers didn't pay any attention either.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FUGLY! Just like the Crapmaro! ACar designed by a comittee with no clue how to make a car with style.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $4 a gallon? Canada's been paying, for the most part, $1.30 a liter. That comes to over $5 a gallon.

      Suck it, americans.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why does the world hate that we as Americans don't tax the snot out of our gas like Europe and Canada?

        Is it just envy? You are paying the price for all your gov't subsidized programs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know this may be about the Chevy Beat. But what intrigues me is what you are NOT seeing. The big rig behind the Beat and Camaro is DST Trucking.... that is Ford's movie division... which means that Ford has something there they are NOT showing! I wanna know how much Ford is putting into this knowing they got spanked by GM in the last movie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, I'm sure the movie will help move the Beat off the Chevy dealer's lot.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well played. +1 for you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      let me guess WHEELIE!!!!!!!!.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully it won't be the same 2-hour gm garbage commercial with a retarded plot like the first one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that Beat going to be Optimus Prime's new guise? It's going to really surprise the Decepticons
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