Chevrolet Beat is one of the bestselling hatchback cars in India, because of the contemporary appeal, futuristic crafting and advanced mechanical improvisations. You can enjoy the beat in 12 variants combining petrol, diesel and LPG versions.
On the outside
The sleek exterior will grab your eyeballs instantly with chrome polished majestic grille flaunting the Chevrolet Logo. The dynamic stance starts from the excellent waistline and sloped roof. But the amazing innovation of the two doors appearing view is quite unique. So the rear door handles are disguised in the C pillars. However this creativity crops the rear window glass making chances of claustrophobia.
The interiors have been embellished with two console design and a piano black trim. There is a scope for the digital speedometer and tachometer to improve. Comforting and sufficient side support is appreciating but again the seats do not offer lumber support. The top variant in the Beat family is installed with steering mounted controls.
The power factor
Chevrolet Beat gives two different engine options, where the petrol enjoys a 1.2 litre motor of 1197 cc displacement. The petrol engine dishes an 80BHP and gives best performance ride after 4000-4500RPM. The diesel variants have a 1-litre Smart-Tech engine dishing 57BHP with a max torque of 150 Nm. Although the BHP is not that powerful but maneuvering the gears correctly it is decent for the city drive.
The petrol mileage is 18 km/l at its best but diesel dashes with a fabulous 25km/l reducing cost for a long shot. The difference is price for petrol and diesel gets at par by the fuel economy of diesel.
The Beat has efficient braking system with ABS plus dual SRS airbag. To endure further security is equipped with the smart child locks. The front suspension is Mc Pherson strut while the rear suspension is of compound link sorts. It is easy to maneuver through the congested city with greater control on the steering and the sharp corners.
The Chevrolet gives a good quality ride and talking about the handling it is quite fun with good high speed controls. The direct steering is obedient and better than the rivals in this matter. Chevrolet Beat can take a top speed of 100km/h in 14. 2seconds and hit 150km/h at best. Get a sporty feel not just by the smart cue designs in the exterior but a noisy hum by the engine. Chevrolet Spark skillfully keeps the Turbo –lag possibly low while the light weight and easy to handle steering and clutch, making the drive quicker.
Earning a milestone of selling around 1 million units of it is hatchback Beat it is youthful and futuristic both in design and mechanical updates. It is one of the best city cars but drives a little out of breath on highways.
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