Chevrolet Beat diesel is a nice hatchback car with sports design in B segment of automobiles. This small car was launched in 2010 in petrol-only variant. Then in February 2011, GM arrived LPG variant of Beat and finally much awaited Chevrolet Beat Diesel was launched in July 2011. Chevrolet Beat diesel literally started price war among diesel hatchback cars in country. This diesel car from Chevrolet spreads its glory with high mileage rate of 25.44 kmpl and is most fuel efficient car in India.
Chevrolet Motors, global brand of GM is in automotive sector since 1911 when it was incorporated in Detroit. This auto brand has now extended reach in over 120 countries across the globe. It debuted in India with Opel brand in association with Birla Group in 1996. Here, Chevrolet Motors began operations in 2003 and since then it has provided some best cars in India including Chevrolet Captiva, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Tavera. Chevrolet offers customers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable cars which deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. General Motors India operates hi-tech assembly units in Halol, Gujarat and in Talegaon, Maharashtra. Company has sold up to 1,11,510 units in 2011 against 1,10,804 units sold in 2010. Chevrolet Beat diesel has regularly been one of the top performers for the company.
Chevrolet Beat has got warm response from numerous critics across auto market. According to a well-known auto magazine, “Chevrolet Beat’s funky looks and ultra-competitive price tag have clearly struck a chord with hatch buyers”, while other says, “The Beat is a brilliant package. It’s a great combination of style, interior packaging, efficiency and dynamics. It is difficult to find fault with this car because there are no glaring faults; stuff that you could take issue with. Most of all, it represents fantastic value-for-money." GM India’s Vice President P.Balendran also adds that they have been able to maintain growth mainly due to favourable response to Chevrolet Beat Diesel.
Special character attached to styling of this car has sent shivers down the spine of Japanese and Korean auto manufacturers which occupies top spot in Indian auto industry. It is built on trendy design lines and attracts youths to the large extent who are constantly looking for a different car. It does not look like cheap 4-wheeler, looking at which, one cannot complain about a basic feature being missed in it. Diamond shaped headlamps, wide grille which is more or less a family feature of Chevrolet cars, round fog lamps with chrome lining, startling alloy wheels, silver roof rails and most importantly door handles near C-Pillar are high points of Chevrolet’s beast car that adds X-factor to Beat.
Not just exteriors but even interior styling garners oodles of ovation. As one step in this super cool hatchback car, user can feel calm and cool ice-blue illumination around controls on dashboard. Stylish instrument cluster with LED backlit speedometer and tachometer has been manufactured taking inspiration from superbikes. Chevrolet Beat interiors strike a chord with young generating and install freshness in occupants’ mood. Glittery piano black panel, high-tech graphic infotainment display on attached central console which also adorns HVAC controls, radio and CD player with MP3, USB and Aux-in ports imparts agility in driving experience. Driver feels he is driving a race car while having hands on Chevrolet Beat. Air conditioning with Automatic Climate control, 60:40 split folding rear seats power steering and power windows give counterparts a run for their money.
Under hood also Chevrolet Beat proves that it is not less than the most coveted hatchbacks of India. As far as performance is considered, hi-tech Chevrolet Beat carries SMARTECH II engine, fitted with Port Deactivation technology, dual overhead cam and EGR. This 1199cc petrol engine throws high level of mileage rate of 18.6 km/l and reduces emissions along with refined driveline noise and vibration characteristics. Chevrolet Beat Diesel runs on a 1.0L 3-cylinder XSDE SMARTECH Common Rail diesel engine and serves with a maximum mileage of up to 25.44 km/litre. This ultra-smart engine fitted with Launch Support Logic allows to drive over slopes with ease and comfort. Beat diesel boasts of ILSS (Intelligent Launch Support System) that ensures facile launch, particularly on gradients, in association with Advanced Insta-Torque Boost (AIB) & Electronic Throttle. Electronic Clutch Switch detects that clutch pedal has been pressed and delivers optimum level of torque. Chevy cars in India are known for their commendable mileage rate, safety and reliability. General Motors also introduced LPG version of this car which has same specification as petrol. Chevrolet Motors India also showed Beat Electric in Auto Expo 2012-their recent launch Beat is a perfect package as a whole.
Laudable design is complemented with state of the art safety measures. Active safety features like front dual airbags, front seat belts with load limiters and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) prevents locking of wheels during application of brakes. Nearly 60 per cent of structure is manufactured with high quality steel, adding strength to critical points and keeping occupants well protected inside. Safety features are same in petrol, LPG Chevrolet Beat.