The small car segment of the Indian car bazaar has been thriving ever since the cars began selling in India. There are several options present that would suit perfectly to every kind of debut car consumer. Maruti’s latest car Celerio was launched just a couple of months ago. On the other hand, we have the Chevrolet Beat, which is in the market since very long time now. Both these cars are perfect for a person, who is looking for stylish and compact city car. However, Beat has petrol with LPG option and a diesel engine too. Similarly, Celerio also has diesel engine along with petrol and CNG to cater the respective consumers’ needs. The specification sheet here would take would help you compare the features / specifications of the two cars.
The specification comparison sheet has been prepared by comparing Beat LT (O) Petrol Vs Celerio ZXi (O) and Beat LT (O) Diesel Vs Celerio ZDi (O).
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Chevrolet Beat (Design and Exteriors)
The exteriors of Maruti Celerio are quite different. As compared to other hatchbacks, the car has been blessed with a very uniquely styled radiator grille with chrome inserts. The headlight cluster is positioned well powered by halogen lamps. The body colored bumper is present in the top end variant, while the fog lamps are shaped round with chrome finish to add the much needed bling. Coming to the side, the hatchback has body colored door handles and ORVMs. However, no turn indicators here. The top trim has been fitted with 14 inches of alloy wheels while the other variants have 13 inches of steel wheels. The rear end of Celerio has been kept simple yet chic. The tail light huddle is interestingly done with chrome hints and a large windscreen is accompanied by high mounted stop lamp.
Chevrolet Beat is a cute little hatchback, which has exteriors that are great mix of sportiness and elegance. The frontage has been equipped with an urbane cool headlight huddle with high intensity lamps. The air dam is huge along with the windscreen has tinted glass. The bonnet has visible character lines that continue to the side profile of Beat. The body colored door handles are accompanied by ORVMs and wheel arches pronounced fitting in alloy wheels in the top end variants. The rear end has LED high mounted stop lamp and good looking tail lights. The defogger on the rear is a plus point with chrome badging.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Chevrolet Beat (Interiors)
As soon as you step inside, Maruti Celerio’s spacious cabin grabs your attention. The air conditioning system is manually operated and is very efficient. The power steering wheel is well weighted and makes the handling of car better. The top end trims including ZDi and ZXi also come with security system, all four power windows and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Apart from these, the utility features are present in abundance. The car comes with day and night inside rear view mirror, central locking system, luggage shelf, driver’s seatbelt warning lamp, keyless entry, height adjustable driver’s seat and many more. The dual tone color scheme followed here makes the cabin look bigger and very airy. The top end trims also has music system with four speakers and USB and Aux-in support.
The interiors of Chevrolet Beat are extremely exciting. The car has been bestowed with abundant impressive features. The roomy and airy cabin is enhanced with black theme that augments the sophistication. The dashboard is widespread with air conditioning unit, ac vents, three-spoke power steering wheel, illuminated instrument panel etc. the power windows are smooth functioning along with internally adjustable ORVMs. Music system is decent and helps drive boredom away on long journeys. Apart from the above mentioned features, you would find the necessary utility features installed in the car. These comprise of rear parcel shelf, anti-glare inside rear view mirror, height adjustable head restraints, remote fuel lid and boot opener, front and rear cup holders, sun visor for the front seats, and more.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Chevrolet Beat (Engine, Transmission and Gearbox)
Coming to the technical specification of Maruti Celerio, the car is offered in both diesel and petrol engine variant. The petrol version of the car has been outfitted with 1.0-litre K-series engine that has multi point fuel injection system. This 998cc engine has the ability to churn out maximum power output of 67.06bhp along with 90Nm of peak torque. The CNG version here is also available with the same engine. With the CNG mode on, the car manages to produce 57bhp of power and 77Nm of torque. You can pick from either five-speed manual gearbox or go for the automatic transmission. On the other hand, the diesel one has been launched recently featuring 0.8-litre motor with a displacement of 793cc. it produces maximum power of 47bhp and 125Nm of torque. It has been mated with the regular five-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet Beat petrol model has 1.2-litre motor with 1197cc of displacement. This one has a DOHC valve configuration, which can churn out 79.6bhp power and 108Nm of torque. On the other hand, the LPG variant here can produce 78.94bhp of maximum power and 104Nm of torque. There are also diesel variants of Beat, which feature 1.0-litre SMARTECH motor with a displacement of 936cc. This engine is strong and extremely commanding, by giving away maximum power output of 57.6bhp along with 150Nm of torque. All the variants have been paired up with the tried and tested five-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Chevrolet Beat (Mileage & Safety)
Mileage is one of the most important things that a consumer looks upon while buying a car. Maruti Suzuki has always claimed to deliver high mileage and it doesn’t let down when it comes to Maruti Celerio. The trims with petrol motor installed have the capability to give out maximum mileage of 23.1kmpl, which is highly impressive. On the other hand, the CNG variant here is also available, which allows the engine to deliver 31.7km/kg of fuel economy. Coming to the diesel variants of Maruti Celerio, the car give a whooping mileage of 27.62kmpl.
The mileage delivery by Chevrolet Beat isn’t a letdown at any point of time. The petrol ones manages to proffer a good mileage of 18.6kmpl on the expressways and 14.5kmpl on the city roads. With the LPG fuel kit, it gives out 13.3km/kg mileage. Coming to the diesel variant of Beat, the engine is fuel efficient and takes the fuel economy touch the figure of 25.44kmpl.
The safety department of Maruti Celerio is sound and notable. The entry and mid level variant have been equipped with 3-point seat belts, along with engine immobilizer, high mounted stop lamp, headlight leveler, disc brakes for the front, and front washer with wipers. On the other hand, the top end trims like ZDi and ZXi, they also has rear window wiper with washer, dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, and more.
The Chevrolet Beat hatchback has many safety features, which make the car worth a buy. The car has a strong body structure, along with side impact beams. On the inside, the height adjustable headrests are ideal with tubeless tyres, front fog lamps and driver’s seat belt reminder. The hatchback also has anti-lock braking system and dual front airbags.
Maruti Suzuki has always been the front runner in the Indian car bazaar and with Maruti Celerio, it's only going to go further. Celerio has so many things that make it worth the money you’re spending on it. The automatic transmission is the major highlight, while the excellent mileage is unmatchable. However, Beat isn’t a bad option at all. But with the elevated mileage figures in Celerio, this would be a wise choice.