General Motors India has refreshed the interiors of the Beat and has introduced a limited period offer price of Rs 3.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base PS petrol variant. Chevrolet has also added a seat height adjuster to the driver’s seat as standard feature across the range.
The interior upgrades include silver inserts on the dashboard and the steering wheel. The exterior of the car does not get any update, which is until the 2014 face-lift comes to India. The 2014 model in the international market now flaunts a new dual-port grille and a pair of LED studded taillights.
The Beats remains unchanged in terms of power plant and so will be available in the same 1.2-litre petrol and the India specific 1.0-litre diesel mills. The petrol engine produces 90PS of power and 108Nm of torque while the diesel churns out 58PS and 150Nm of torque and has an impressive fuel economy of 25.44 kmpl (ARAI certified).
The reduced prices on the petrol comes as no surprise as the petrol version of the Beat only sold 500 units last month, three times lesser than the corresponding diesel model. The price cut will also mean that the Beat will now compete against the recently launched entry level Nissan Micra Active.
Here is our write up on the facelift arriving in South Africa with added features.