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Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 OverviewFunky styling, top fuel efficiency, and top notch quality are some of the counted features that make Chevrolet Beat an admired option in hatchback segment. Along with great style availability of a diesel engine in Rs.4.5 – 6 lakhs price segment is another aspect that has proved to be one of the biggest USPs of this car. Apart from diesel and petrol, Chevrolet offers this car with a LPG kit too which is another add-on considering its price and mileage conscious consumers base. At present the ex-showroom (New Delhi) price range of Chevrolet Beat varies between Rs.3.94 lakhs to Rs.6.09 lakhs. The car features in total four trims within this range: PS, LS, LT, and LT Option Pack. The four trims are available with both diesel as well as petrol engines while the LPG kit can be availed with mid and top variant only.
Chevrolet Beat was designed over the M300 which proves it a step ahead of Chevrolet Spark. The split in front grille along with the golden bowtie present it with a bold flair which is aided by its leaf shaped headlights, body toned bumpers, and pair of fog lights. The side profile looks quite appealing with its sparkling roof rail, impressive crease lines, and uniquely positioned rear door handle. The rear of the car is marked by laterally placed tail light cluster, rear spoiler, high mounted stop light, and rear wiper with washer.
The insides of the car perfectly compliment the exteriors as the funky styling continues there as well. The dashboard looks cool with a motorbike styled cool meters, a digital display, a tilt adjustable sporty steering, and low leveled seats. The ergonomics have been done well and the car cabin offer ample of leg room and sufficient boot space that smoothly swallows your entire luggage. The power section has been looked into well with a 1.02-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre diesel engine that ensures a ARAI certified mileage of 19kmpl and 25kmpl respectively. The safety aspect of the car has been looked into with standard inclusions like ABS, Dual SRS airbags, impact proof bumpers, front fog lamps, and a few others.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 ExteriorIn respect to design and style, Chevrolet Beat presents an aggressive and sporty picture which is supported by sleek body graphics and sturdy build. The front fascia of the car is marked by an ideal dual split grille which is crowned by a golden bowtie, the large leaf style halogen headlights, body colored bumpers, and pair of fog lights are other features that add a sporty appeal to this car. Tubeless tyres, rear spoilers, ideally positioned rear door handles and body toned bumpers are a few features that run across all variants of this car. But other premium features such as tinted glasses, Chromed front grille, ORVM on both sides, body toned door handles, silver satin roof rails, and B Pillar styling strips are featured by its top end versions only.
The side profile looks robust with sculpted wheel arches, sporty roof rail over the head, impressive crease lines, and a pair of 5 spoke alloy wheels. The rear portion looks good with well integrated spoiler that is toned with body color in top end versions of Beat. The LED tail lights adds an impressive flair to the car along with a high mounted stop lamp, rear wiper, and body toned bumper. The car bears a ground clearance of 165mm which makes it quite suitable for regular urban drives. Apart from all these features, Chevrolet beat is one car on which you can rely in terms of build quality and strength. A kerb weight of 1027kgs promise stability and light hand driving over regular city roads as well as highways.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 InteriorOne of the first things that catch your attention as soon as you step inside this hatchback is its uber cool dashboard that features unique super bike style meters. The next is a tilt adjustable three spoke power steering that is uniquely positioned over its low positioned driver seat. Chevy tries to give it a premium look through plastic panels between dashboard and front door panels featuring black wood finish. The interiors are dark colored which means you can stay carefree for a while in respect to dust and dirt. The digital display on the side is anti reflective which means you can easily see rpm, fuel tank status, time, and trip meter in harsh day light as well. Ergonomics have been done well and controls falls easily hand in terms of right hand driving. The ORVMs at both sides present a clear view of rear path; however the head rests of rear seats limits rear view to some extent.
The overall fit and finish of the car is appreciable, the upholstery and plastics used are of good quality and present the car with a premium look as compared to Maruti Suzuki Ritz and Hyundai i10. The front seats as well as rear seats offer sufficient leg room, head room, and shoulder room which means even when car is full in terms of accommodation capacity one wouldn’t feel claustrophobic. The smaller rear window with a partition for door handle can though make rear seat passengers feel a bit uncomfortable. Despite narrow interiors, the car is full of storage cubicles here and there which means the passengers will have plenty of options to place their small belongings. The front passenger faces a lowly sliced dashboard where handbag, wallet, and mobile can be placed safely. Apart from that, the car has been blessed with door pockets, 1-litre bottle holder in each front door, two cup holders, mobile holder below climate control knobs, a bottle holder for rear passengers, and a few others. The top end variant of the car has been blessed with extra convenience features like climate control, tilt adjustable steering, body toned rear spoiler, rear wiper with washer, an integrated stereo with 4 speakers, central locking, power windows, and so forth. A few special features that run across all variants of the car (except lower variant with LPG kit) are icy blue illumination, digital tachometer, door ajar warning, low fuel warning, and a well adjusted instrument panel.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 Engine & TransmissionApart from a robust body build and a strong road appearance, Chevrolet Beat also scores well in terms of engine and transmission. The class leading fuel efficiency delivered by these engines has helped this car in getting a strong foot hold in B1 segment. The petrol versions of Chevrolet Beat are powered by a 1.2-litre engine that carries an ability to displace 1197cc along with a power quotient of 80.5PS at 6200RPM against a peak torque of 108Nm at 4400RPM. The DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) along with the engine helps in reducing friction, less polluting emission, and enhanced performance.
The diesel trims of Beat on the contrary are powered by a 1.0-litre XSDE SMARTECH common rail diesel engine that is powerful enough to deliver power worth 58PS against a maximum torque of 150Nm. The clutch is light and the car’s power: weight ratio is balanced which means a stable and smooth drivability over the roads. The engines mate with 5-speed manual gearboxes which efficiently deliver its power to the tyres resulting in a heart winning performance and mileage figure from both petrol as well as diesel version.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 MileageOne of the biggest USPs and identification features of this robust B1 segment car is its fuel efficiency. The 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine of the car bestows it with an ARAI rated mileage of 18kmpl. The 1.0-litre SMARTTECH common rail diesel power mill of this car is its biggest forte as it makes it a market leader in terms of mileage with an ARAI rated figure of 25kmpl. With LPG kit the car delivers an appreciable fuel efficacy of 13km/kg. The one time coverage range of the car extends to 630kms (petrol) and 890kms (diesel) as the fuel tank capacity of the car equals 35-litres.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 Braking and SafetyThe braking ability of Chevrolet Beat is effective within 100kmph speed limit. Over this speed mark braking can lead to sliding of rear tyres. The top end model has been provided with an optional Anti-lock Braking System which acts as a safety guard during emergency braking. The buyers are recommended to upgrade their tyres in case they plan to drive the car at high speeds over highways. In terms of safety and security, Chevrolet Beat seems a safe option in terms of urban driving given its highly reliable robust build, acceptable ground clearance, and effective weight: power ratio. Common features that run across all versions are height adjustable front seat headrests, driver seat belt reminder, and high mounted stop lamp. The mid variant has been provided with day and night rear view mirror and central locking along with all these features. The top end model on the other hand has been equipped with front fog lights, ABS, dual SRS airbags, and front seat belts with load limiter.
Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013 Performance and HandlingChevrolet Beat is a perfect option when it comes to urban driving within 100kmph speed limit. The power steering is handy and light and helps in effortless maneuvering of the car in given speed limit. The suspension is well tuned ensuring total comfort and quality ride over narrow and broad city roads. The front end of the car is supported by a frame type suspension and 4 gas filled shock absorbers that assure bump free ride over all kind of roads. However in large potholes the car may crash completely and bounce you high. But overall ride quality is much better than Maruti Suzuki Ritz and Hyundai i10. The ride quality is however exceptional, straight line stability is pretty good however if you make an attempt to change lines suddenly the rear tyres may slide and make a squealing sound. The NVH levels are also well maintained and cabin seems serene unless you break the 100kmph speed limit rule.
Chevrolet Beat is a strong competitor of Hyundai i10, Mahindra Reva, and Maruti Suzuki Ritz in Indian automotive market. The stylish Hyundai i10 features a 1.1-litre IRDE and a 1.2-litre Kappa engine while Beat is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.litre diesel engine. Apart from these mighty power mills, the fuel efficiency is the main feature that makes beat a preferred option as compared to others. The car is a step ahead in terms of features as compared to Maruti Ritz but seems a bit behind Hyundai i10. On a whole, Chevrolet Beat is a strong contender in the price conscious, mileage based B1 car segment.
What do we think about Chevrolet Beat 2009 - 2013?Chevrolet Beat is a perfect value for money car that offers excellent fuel efficiency along with a robust build and high quality comfort. All those whose tastes are inclined towards funky sports car will definitely want to steer this car through city roads. The bold and aggressive looks of the car are definite head turners aided by its charismatic front grille and sleek body graphics. The robust build of the car makes it a top notch option in terms of safety and quality. Along with the front profile, the side profile also looks makes an impression, the smaller rear window however restricts lateral view for rear passengers. The rear profile is stylish and complementing and looks premium with rear wiper with washer.
The ground clearance however may seem a bit limited to those wanting to take the car to sub-urban or rough areas. On inside front, the car presents a pleasing picture with a premium looking features studded cabin. Beige interiors are a preferred option in buyers so if Chevrolet could look into including that, it can prove a plus one feature for the car. The boot space of 170-litres seems limited and reduces its usability for long drives. The comfort level is good on front and rear seats though absence of a few standard add-ons like height adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry in its top end model seem a drawback.
The power front has been looked on well and the power and mileage figures promise a genuine value for money spent. The petrol engine is accompanied by a DOHC which means better performance while the diesel engine ensures high performance and best mileage in its respective segment. The availability of LPG version further ensures its value for money USP with lower emissions and better mileage.
The handling and ride quality of this car is exceptional. The car effortlessly moves across all kind of city roads and power steering ensures smooth maneuvering in all kind of paths. The car can easily accommodate four passengers in one go.
Chevrolet Beat is one of the best selling hatchbacks in Indian automotive market and at present endures a wide fan following across the nation.
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