The 100 year old American company, General Motors started its manufacturing and assembling operation in Talegaon, Maharashtra and Halol, Gujarat in 2003. After considering the success of other Chevrolet cars in India, GM decided to launch a cheap, sporty and a funky hatchback especially for the young generation of this country and tagged it as Chevrolet Beat. This car is a finest overall package with no compromise on its features and yet so cheap. It’s the best buy among all the existing Indian hatchbacks if one is looking for efficient, trendy and vibrant design with an ultra-competitive price tag. The introduction of this car has threatened the Korean and the Japanese car manufacturers which monopolized the Indian automotive Industry. Chevrolet Beat is the cheapest hatchback in India and ranges between Rs. 3.8 – 5.8 lakhs.
Chevrolet Beat gets a very sporty and a street smart look from the outside. The trademark Chevrolet grille right below the hood with its black honeycomb and a thick peripheral chrome finish endorsing the new Chevrolet logo gives a sleekly and a trendy look to the car from the font. The aggressive diamond shaped headlamps stretching all the way up to the back of the hood and dynamic fog lamps integrated in the front bumper also add up to the front look of the car. With a wide range of fresh and striking shades (8 colors) and its curvaceous body, this car is definitely a head turner.
The striking alloy wheels with tubeless tires not only improve the aesthetics of the car, but are also light in weight and improve the steering feel and the mileage of the car. Recessed rear door handles, satin silver finish roof rails, shark fin-shaped bezels in the front bumper, body colored tailgate handles, outside door handles and door mirror cowls, rear spoiler integrated on the roof and the overall aerodynamic shape add up to the sporty and futuristic design of Chevrolet Beat. The car measures 3640 mm in length, 1595 mm in width and 1520 mm in height with a ground clearance of 170 mm.
Chevrolet Beat is a spacious 5-seater car with elegant interiors. The ambience of this car is upgraded by the Piano Black finish on the dashboard, illuminated ice blue superbike inspired instrument cluster, an advanced integrated central panel with a graphic infotainment display, radio and CD player with MP3, USB, Aux-in compatibility and HVAC controls. The 60:40 split rear seats, internally adaptable OVRM, tilt power steering and the power window are additional feature incorporated in this car. Interiors are spacious and are accompanied by sufficient boot space and several storage compartments capable of storing loose objects like cups, sunglasses, bottles and CDs. Additional features like cigarette lighter, sun visor, bottle holders in door trims, remote boot lid and fuel lid opener, vanity mirror, rear defogger, head restraint and driver seat head adjuster and the rear wash and wiper makes this car one of the most economic hatchback in India.
The Chevrolet Beat Petrol version is powered by a 1.2L 4 cylinder, 16 valve inline engine capable of producing 79 bhp @ 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 108 Nm @ 4400 rpm. The diesel variant on the other hand is equipped with a 1L XDSE Smartech 3-cyliner CRDi engine capable of producing a maximum power of 58 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 150Nm @ 1750 rpm. Both these engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission making the Beat highly fuel efficient providing an excellent mileage of 25.44 km/litre.
|Type||Displacement(cc)||Max Power (BHP/rpm)||Max Torque (Nm/rpm)|
Chevrolet Beat is packed with active and passive safety features to protect against unpredicted surprises that might arise during driving. With its state-of-the-art security features, this car can be driven in a peaceful mind state even on the congested Indian roads. Child lock, high mounted stop lamp, front fog lamps, halogen headlamps, front seat belts with load limiters, dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system and high strength steel safety cage are additional safety features that are added into this car.
|Features||Base Variant (PS)||Base LPG (LS LPG)||Base Diesel (PS)|
|Engine||1199cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve||1199cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valve||936cc, 3 Cylinder, 12 Valve|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 L||35 L||35 L|
|Power||79bhp @ 6200rpm||79.3 bhp @ 6400rpm||57.6 bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Mileage (City/Highway)||15.31/18.61 km||10.1/13.3 km||22.5/25.4 km|
|Chevrolet Beat PS||Rs. 3,80,257|
|Chevrolet Beat LS||Rs. 4,06,475|
|Chevrolet Beat LT||Rs. 4,53,279|
|Chevrolet Beat Option Pack||Rs. 5,02,012|
|Chevrolet Beat LT LPG||Rs. 4,87,386|
|Chevrolet Beat LS LPG||Rs. 4,40,582|
|Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS||Rs. 4,60,715|
|Chevrolet Beat Diesel LS||Rs. 4,87,933|
|Chevrolet Beat Diesel LT||Rs. 5,32,537|
|Chevrolet Beat Diesel LT Option||Rs. 5,80,994|