Chevrolet Beat - What to expect?

Thursday 24 July 2014, 08:00 AM by

The Beat hatchback has been the second most affordable hatchback from Chevrolet that is up for grabs under the Rs. 5 lakhs segment. Chevrolet Beat has not just been a budget friendly car but has also been a stylish contender in its segment. The car's association with the Indian market dates back to early 2010, when the first lot of Chevrolet Beat made a grand entry in the hatchback segment. The American car-maker Chevrolet has launched the latest version of Beat hatchback loaded with some interesting cosmetic upgrades, whereas technical engine specifications have been retained.

The new hatchback features an upgraded bumper that looks a bit bigger than the earlier version. The front grille looks smarter and the roof spoiler adds up to its sporty quotient. The interior is different too as it takes on a new 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.

Chevrolet Beat - What to expect? |

Chevrolet Beat - What to expect?

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

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