Chevrolet Beat Diesel
|Engine||1.0 L Smartech Engine||Power Window|
|Max Torque||150 Nm @ 1750 rpm||Power Steering|
|Max. Power||58.5 PS @ 4000 rpm||Air Conditioner|
|Transmission||5- Speed Manual||CD Player|
Chevrolet Beat Diesel
Chevrolet Beat Diesel India
Chevrolet Beat Diesel has surely beaten the poor run of form for the past one and half years, that General Motors had been enduring before the launch of the Beat. The car has proved to be a chart buster with all the ingredients like style, interiors, efficiency and dynamics. In fact the car also won the Overdrive small car award in 2010. The Beat has started off on a winning note with the launch of the diesel variant much earlier than its most competitors. However the Beat eventually was overshadowed by its newer rivals who are available in the diesel form as well. Testing
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Engine
The all-new diesel engine in the Beat (designated XSDE Smartech) is a three-cylinder version of the Chevrolet SDE four-cylinder equipment. The 957 cc, three-cylinder diesel develops 57 bhp at 4000 rpm with 150 Nm of maximum torque at 1750 rpm derived from the Fiat Multijet diesel.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Exteriors
The Chevrolet Beat Diesel is one heck of a beautiful car with its stunning looks and the car still looks in the race even after being around for a while and it doesnâ€™t look like it is aging. The car is still fresh and stands out among other hatchbacks. The huge front head lamps and the signature Chevy grille is a show stopper and the upswept crease, prominent wheel arches and the recessed rear door handles give it a sporty character. On the rear view, the car looks smaller than most hatchbacks but the tail lights add to the sporty feel. The car looks good almost from any side and all angles.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Interiors
On the inside the car has carried its panache with a sporty superbike inspired instrument cluster that looks snazzy. The digital display shows the tacho while the speedometer is analogue. The design of the dashboard is attractive while offering good fit and finish, material quality and decent storage space.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Safety Features
Chevrolet Beat Diesel is loaded with some striking Â safety features like dual-frontal airbags, ABS, Centrol Locking, Child Safety Door Locks, Front and Rear seatbelts, Collapsible Steering, Power Doors, Front and Rear Crumple Zone etc to protect the occupants and reduce the impact of injuries in case of accidents.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Colors
Chevrolet Beat Diesel comes in 9 striking shades, each one adding a unique dimension to its sporty, futuristic design. The striking shades are Cocktail Green, Super Red, Switch blade silver, linen beige, Caviar black, misty lake, Moroccan blue, and summit white and sand drift grey.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Ride and Handling
The car features a MacPherson struts up front and twist beam at the rear. The Beat diesel now features a new electronic power steering unit that increases steering weight as the speed increases. The car feels light to throw around traffic and at the same time the steering feels more direct at higher speeds. Ride quality has improved thanks to new gas-charged shock absorbers while the wider 165/65 R14 tyres aid in slightly better handling and braking than the petrol variant.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Price
Pricing plays a crucial role in this segment, the Beat is priced at Rs 5.13 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Here are the prices of the Chevrolet Beat diesel, all ex-showroom Delhi
Chevrolet Beat PS - Rs 4.29 lakh
Chevrolet Beat LS - Rs 4.59 lakh
Chevrolet Beat LT - Rs 4.99 lakh
Chevrolet Beat LT (Option Pack) - Rs 5.45 lakh
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Specifications
Chevrolet Beat Diesel exterior dimensions are as follows: Length - 3640mm, Width - 1595mm, Height - 1520mm, Wheelbase - 2375mm, Ground Clearance- 175mm and weight is 1027kg, which means the Chevrolet Beat Diesel is lighter than its Petrol variant.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel interior measurement is as follows. Front headroom â€“ 980 cm, Rear headroomâ€“ 890 cm, Maximum Front legroom- 1270 cm, Minimum Front legroom - 590 cm, Maximum Rear Knee room- 810 cm, Minimum Rear Knee room- 630 cm, Shoulder room - 1270 cm.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Competitors
Chevrolet Beat Diesel competes with likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai i10 and the Nissan Micra in the hatchback segment.
Compare Chevrolet Beat Diesel with Other Models
Chevrolet Beat Diesel vs Ford Figo: The Figo is the better car overall. It doesnâ€™t look as good as the Beat but it has significantly more interior space, its ride and handling balance is among the finest in the segment. The Beat with its shorter gearing is the quicker car and thatâ€™s impressive for a car that has a 463 cubic capacity deficit.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel vs Maruti Swift: On the exterior front, the Chevrolet Beat Diesel is a much more happening and trendy car. One who prefers more youthful kind of interiors should go for Chevrolet Beat Diesel while comfort and space buyers should opt for new Maruti Suzuki Swift. Chevrolet Beat Diesel is better in terms of styling, mileage and price and is more suitable for small family. While new Maruti Suzuki Swift is more appropriate for long journeys as well as for the shorter ones with good shoulder and headroom to comfortably accommodate a family of five.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel vs Tata Indica Vista: The Tata Indica is costlier compared to the Beat. However the Vista is longer, wider, taller with larger interior space. The Chevrolet Beat Diesel has a better ground clearance.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel vs Nissan Micra: The Chevrolet Beat Diesel is top notch in the Indian hatchback space, and proved that balance in performance, style and comfort is not unachievable even in small cars. The Micra is a fine blend of technology, sophistication and good looks that make it not only a more progressive hatchback, but also a very practical one.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Mileage
The Chevrolet Beat Diesel provides the fuel efficiency of 24 km/L on the Highways as per the ARAI standards, however, the mileage in the city roads are expected to be lower.
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