Now that the people have spoken, Chevrolet is announcing here in Los Angeles that the Beat will go into production for the world-wide market. At least the world wide market outside of the United States. When questioned, Chevrolet General Manager said that no decision has been made on selling the Beat here yet. However, earlier Bob Lutz said all new GM vehicles are being designed for global markets with the ability to be built in either right or left hand drive configurations and meet all regulations. If this applies to the Beat, it could come to the U.S. if the market warrants it. And, should a 35 mpg CAFE standard get passed, it seems highly likely that the market will demand a Beat.
[Source: General Motors]