Chevrolet Beat – The efficient sporty hatchback might turn electric

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The day it had landed on shores, it has proved to be the killer animal for cars like Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro and Hyundai i10, Yes we are talking about Chevrolet Beat. Gorgeous in styling and efficient power, the Beat has been the consistent ruler in its segment, taking the Chevrolet small segment on new heights. The latest news is that the electric vehicle test mule of Chevy Beat has been recently spied undergoing roads tests on the shores. Last year, the company unveiled the Beat Diesel that became the most fuel efficient car in India, later on Nano 2012 made a comeback being the most fuel efficient hatchback.

Chevrolet Beat Review:- The youth inspiring, Chevy Beat is available in petrol and diesel in-line options. Also, there is the LPG option variant available for this car. The Beat petrol comes powered by a 1.2L, S-TEC II 16V DOHC petrol in-line that churns maximum power of 80.5 PS @ 6200 rpm and peak torque of 108 Nm @ 4400 rpm. The petrol variants of Beat have got fuel efficiency of 14.5 kmpl in city conditions and 18.6 kmpl on highways. Added to this, the Beat petrol can cross speed slot of 0 – 100 kmph in just 15.7 seconds with its top speed being 145 kmph.

While, the Diesel Beat is installed with a 1.0L, 936cc, 3 Cylinder, DOHC diesel engine that produces peak power of 57 PS @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 150 Nm @ 1750 rpm. Beat Diesel is the new hallmark of fuel efficiency; it delivers mileage of 18.5 Kmpl in city conditions and 24 kmpl on highways. In addition, the calibrating diesel in-line enables this car to attain speed mark of 0 – 100 kmph in 16 seconds, with its top speed being 143 kmph.

In terms of aerodynamics, the Beat is a total sporty product. The front profile of the two-box has got honeycomb front grille, fox eye headlights, chrome outlined headlamps, curvy front bonnet and body colored bumper. The side glance showcases alloy/steel wheels, body colored ORVMs with turn indicators and body colored door handles. The top has got the black sporty roof rails and roof integrated antenna, while the rear profile exhibits high mounted stop lamp, chrome outlined tail lamps and body colored rear bumper with reflectors on the bottom.

Interiors of Chevy Beat are totally unique from the entire hatchback class and have plenty of space for four occupants. Dash-board is the first attraction in the car that has got built in multimedia/music system. The speedometer and tachometer too are the fresh designed ones from Chevrolet. Furthermore, the upholstery wrapped on the seats and the roof mating in this car is much better than the rivals.

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This article was published on 2012/04/05