Chevrolet Beat - LPG hatchback variant for INR 4.59 Lakhs

Tuesday 05 August 2014, 09:05 AM by

Talk about affordable hatchbacks in the country and Chevrolet’s Beat hatchback immediately comes to your mind. The Beat hatchback has often been seen as grabbing eyeballs of curious onlookers everywhere it heads out to. Chevrolet Beat has not just been a budget friendly car from the American carmaker, but also has also been a stylish contender in its segment. The car has a strong fan base in the country since early 2010, when the first lot of Chevrolet Beat made a grand entry in the hatchback segment. Recently, the American car-maker Chevrolet has launched the latest version of Beat hatchback loaded with some interesting cosmetic upgrades for its stylish hatchback, whereas technical engine specifications have been retained.

Chevrolet Beat - LPG hatchback variant for INR 4.59 Lakhs   |
Chevrolet Beat - LPG hatchback variant for INR 4.59 Lakhs

The newly launched Chevrolet Beat is powered by an optional, 1.2 Litre petrol and 1.0 Litre diesel engine. Speculations have been doing the rounds that the new version may receive an automatic transmission sometime down the year. For now, Beat's engine has been mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The petrol hatchback features a SMARTECH II engine that has been mated with Port Deactivation technology, empowering the car to generate about 79.4 bhp maximum power output with 108 Nm of torque. This engine has claimed to deliver a fuel efficiency of up to 18.6 kmpl. The diesel version features an efficient XSDE SMARTECH Common Rail diesel engine that generates about 57.6 bhp of maximum power with 150 Nm of top torque. The diesel version returns an impressive mileage of 25.44 kmpl.

The bumpers in the newer version have been tweaked to render it a bigger quotient than the earlier version. The front grille looks smarter and the roof spoiler adds up to its sporty quotient. The interior also carries a newer charm with a redesigned centre console. The storage space is now bigger and looks better with a change of color. A new set of alloy wheels compliment the new design pretty well. As per sources the face-lifted Chevrolet Beat shall also sport a central rear height-adjustable headrest.

The diesel hatchback version of Chevrolet Beat is priced between Rs 4.89 lakh and Rs 6.1 lakh. Whereas the petrol version of Chevrolet Beat ranges from Rs 4.06 lakh to Rs 5.25 lakh and the LPG version starts at Rs 4.59 lakh respectively.

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