Beat is a compact car manufactured by General Motors. The car has sleek design and stylish looks. Chevrolet Beat was launched at the Auto Expo in New Delhi in January 2010. The US car maker General Motors is hoping to up its sales volume in India after the launch of the compact car. Small cars form the biggest chunk of car sales in India. General Motors is trying to tap the potential of the fast growing small car market of the country.
After the launch, Beat got positive response both from experts and car buyers. The car is selling well now. The car is competing with Maruti Swift, Hyundai i10, Fiat Punto, Tata Indica Vista, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo in the highly competitive market of India.
The versions of Beat available in the Indian market include Chevrolet Beat 1.2 PS, Beat 1.2 LS, Beat 1.2 LT and Beat 1.2 LT Option Pack. The base model Beat 1.2 PS is sold at around Rs. 3.3 lakh, while the high-end version Beat 1.2 LT Option Pack is sold at around Rs. 4.3 lakh.
Chevrolet Beat has overall length of 3640 mm, overall width of 1595 mm, and overall height of 1520 mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2375 mm, while ground clearance is 165 mm. The compact car has kerb weight of 965 kg. The 5 door car can sit 5 persons. The 1199 cc car can deliver maximum power of 80PS @6200rpm and maximum torque of 108Nm @4400rpm. The car offers mileage of 18.6 km/liter on highways, 14.5 km/liter on city roads and overall it offers mileage of 16 km/liter.
The high-end Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LT Option Pack has various features like air conditioner, power windows, power steering, cup holders, folding rear-seat, rear wash wiper, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, central locking, steering adjustment, tachometer, front fog lights and rear defroster. The safety related features of the car include anti-lock braking system, driver air-bags and passenger air-bags. The entertainment related features of the car include AM/FM radio and CD player.