The Chevrolet Beat facelift is the first major upgrade for the American automaker’s compact offering since it was brought into the market in early 2010. The new car has got mostly cosmetic changes both inside and outside but remains the same mechanically. It is available in 10 variants and with two engine options.
The Chevrolet Beat retains the same overall design as the outgoing model but gets a new front bumper, two piece chrome grille with Chevrolet bow tie logo, roof rails and a roof mounted spoiler. The housing for the fog lamps have also been revised and now get a more triangular design. On the sides the car retains its flared wheels arches and vertically stacked tail lamps.
The Beat now gets a revised dashboard but retains the same console and overall design in terms of buttons and stalks placement. It also gets a host of new storage shelves as well as new option for the upholstery trim.
The Chevrolet Beat is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol/LPG engine that produces 79bhp and 108Nm of torque as well as a 936cc diesel engine that produces 57bhp and 150Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual.
The Chevrolet Beat is the smallest diesel passenger car in the market today. It competes with the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai Grand i10, VW Polo and the Nissan Micra Active.