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Chevrolet Beat Diesel Launched – Live From Launch


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General Motors has launched the Chevrolet Beat Diesel in India. The company is offering the diesel-powered Beat in 4 variants – PS, LS, LT and LT (Option). Price of the Chevrolet Beat Diesel starts at Rs. 4.29 lakhs for the base PS variant and goes all the way to Rs. 5.45 lakhs for the top of the line LT (Option). The Beat Diesel boasts of new features such as Smartech, Pro-Vario Assist Featherlite EPS and Intellidrive. Booking started a week ago and the company has already received 1500 bookings for the Beat Diesel. Delivery is instant, with no waiting period on the car.

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The Chevrolet Beat Diesel is powered by a 936cc, 3-cylinder, turbocharged common rail motor that produces 57 bhp of power and 150 Nm of torque. The Beat Diesel boasts of an ARAI certified mileage of 24 kmpl and GM offers 3 years, 1 lakh kms engine warranty as standard. The Beat Diesel also benefits from GM’s Chevrolet Promose maintenance program, where in maintenance is taken care for 45,000 kms or 3 years, which ever is earlier. The tyres on the Beat Diesel are 165/65/R14 tubeless.

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The diesel engine in the Chevrolet Beat Diesel has been developed in Bangalore with expertise from GM Europe. A total team of 2500 engineers from India have worked on the XDSE Smartech diesel engine. The company has dubbed the Beat Diesel as Perfect. P for Performance, E for EPS, R for Refinement, FE for Fuel Economy, C for Cost of ownership and T for Technology. The Beat diesel is manufactured at GM’s Talegaon facility and will be sold across GM’s 250 sales and service network. India is the only country to get the aforementioned diesel engine and the company plans to export it to other markets by the end of the year. GM plans to sell 5000 units of the diesel Beat every month. Beat_Diesel_Launch_04

Chevrolet Beat Diesel Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Beat Diesel PS – Rs. 4.29 lakhs
Beat Diesel LS – Rs. 4.59 lakhs
Beat Diesel LT – Rs. 4.99 lakhs
Beat Diesel LT (Option) – Rs. 5.45 lakhs

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  • Rajiv July 25, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Will be a hit!!

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  • Anand July 25, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Hello Fas,

    Was eagerly waiting for this. Wanted your opinion. How does it fare on highways? Long drives? I see it’s a 3 pot cylinder. Would that take a toll on highway/long drives?

    Cheers!!

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    • fas July 25, 2011, 3:19 pm

      Anand, the Beat is good for the city. Not so good for the highway. Engine is suited for city driving. Lacks top end punch.

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      • Anand July 25, 2011, 3:21 pm

        Thank you for the confirmation Fas! The interest is back to Punto again! :)

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  • Ed July 25, 2011, 2:45 pm

    DISAPPOINTING SPECS!!! ALL the competition are faster… However if one is going for the looks and cost of ownership it’s a fab deal. However space is a crunch :( Well GM could have bettered it…

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  • Harish Jackson July 25, 2011, 3:14 pm

    Oh my god! It’s very disappointing for me according to the engine, The engine power is very poor, It can’t satisfy us on the highways and long journeys

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  • SEREE July 25, 2011, 4:04 pm

    eVEN I HEARD FIGO IS UNDER POWERED IN HIGHWAYS,i THINK COMPARED TO MULTIJET.

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  • Akhil July 25, 2011, 5:20 pm

    A very gud package to serve city users ! priced well aggressively ! Its gonna ‘beat’ many out der ! ;) :)

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