Diesel LT Option
`5.9 Lac*
vs
CRDi Asta Option
`6.4 Lac*

Compare Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai Grand i10

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`5.9 Lac*
`6.4 Lac*

Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    22.5
    21.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.44
    24.0
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
    43
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.0-litre 57.6bhp 12V SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    1.1-litre 70bhp 12V U2 CRDi Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    936
    1120
  • Maximum Power
    57.6bhp@4000rpm
    70bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    150Nm@1750rpm
    159.8Nm@1500-2750rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    U2 CRDi Diesel Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.0-litre 57.6bhp 12V SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    1.1-litre 70bhp 12V U2 CRDi Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    936
    1120
  • No. of Cylinders
    3
    3
  • Maximum Power
    57.6bhp@4000rpm
    70bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    150Nm@1750rpm
    159.8Nm@1500-2750rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    Direct Injection
    CRDi
  • Turbo Charger
    No
    No
  • Super Charger
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    McPherson Strut Type With Anti-roll Bar
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Compound Crank Type
    Coupled Torsion Beam Axle
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Gas Filled
    Gas Type

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    4.85 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
  • Braking Time

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    22.5
    21.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.44
    24.0
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
    43
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BSIV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    165/65 R14
    165/65 R14
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    14 Inch
    14 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    170-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2014-02-04
    2013-09-03
  • Warranty Time
    3 year
  • Warranty Distance
    100000km

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    60:40 Split
    Bench Folding
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3640mm
    3765mm
  • Width
    1595mm
    1660mm
  • Height
    1550mm
    1520mm
  • Ground Clearance
    175mm
  • Wheel Base
    2375mm
    2425mm
  • Front Tread
    1479mm
  • Rear Tread
    1493mm

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Chevrolet Beat
Hyundai Grand i10
INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Chevrolet has crafted funky interiors for the Beat. It gets a digital tachometer, with a centre console that fuses well with the entire theme of looking young. The second row knee room and the boot are a bit of problem on the Beat, else everything else is well sorted.

The Beat is trendy on the inside, and the interiors have been designed to attract those young at heart. The Beat gets a digital tachometer and a cool blue backlit speedometer dial that makes the design look futuristic. The touch and feel of the plastics is decent and the overall fit and finish of the plastics is good for the price tag it comes for.

There is have sufficient head room and leg room for the front passengers and at the rear, though the Beat is a bit tight on knee room in the second row. It comes embellished with airbags, ABS, in-dash music system and alloys. The number of brownies on the Beat is good enough for the total moolah you pay.

PS: PS is the entry-level model of the Chevrolet Beat. In the PS avatar, the Beat gets tachometer, HVAC, full fabric seats and manually adjustable ORVMs.

LS: The LS gets ORVMs on each side, silver instrument cluster, passenger side vanity mirror, rear parcel tray, front power windows, rear split-fold seats, day and night IRVM and central locking.

LT: This is the top of the line version, and it comes loaded with all the bells and whistles. It gets integrated music system with USB connectivity and four speakers, auto AC, sunglass holder, rear power windows, ABS, dual airbags and front fog lamps, apart from gets ORVMs on each side, silver instrument cluster, passenger side vanity mirror, rear parcel tray, front power windows, rear split-fold seats, day and night IRVM and central locking that are available on the LS.

INTERIOR:
Hyundai Grand i10 interior
Ed's take:

Hyundai has always packed their interiors with loads of features and the Grand i10 isn’t any different. The quality, fit and finish is good and it feels plush on the inside.

The interiors of the Grand i10 are stylish and even the fit and finish is at par. The look and feel of the plastic is good too. The Hyundai Grand i10 gets several features like keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, push start stop button, chiller glove box and even rear AC vents. This is the first hatchback in this segment to get AC vents for rear passengers. This helps to cool the interiors faster. The interiors of the Grand i10 are stylish and spacious. Though many would have expected a touchscreen system in it, but it would have increased the cost.The Grand i10’s front row seats have fixed head rests, which is something we aren’t really a fan off. The rear seat space offered by Hyundai on the Grand i10 is good too. It has a lot of space for three Indian adults to sit in comfort. Only if the adults are too tall or healthy, that is when it will be a bit of extra squeeze.

Era: Era is the base model for the Grand i10 and it gets features like immobiliser, chrome radiator grille, body coloured bumpers, dual tone interiors, tachometer, digital clock, AC, tinted glass, front power windows and electronic power steering.

Magna: Magna gets additional features like central locking, front fog lamps, day and night rear view mirror, keyless entry, body coloured handles and mirrors, rear power windows, auto down for driver’s window, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear parcel tray and rear AC vents.

Sportz: This variant gets smart key, chrome on door handles, turn indicator on ORVMs, 2 DIN music system, push start and stop and electrically folding ORVMs.

Asta: The Asta is the top of the line, and it gets driver and co-driver airbag as optional fitment, diamond cut alloys, leather wrapped steering wheel, steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, driver’s seat height adjustment and rear headrest adjustment.

ENGINE:

The 1.2-litre petrol engine of the Beat has performance, while the diesel has economy. Both target different set of audience. For power and less driving, the petrol is ideal and those who travel more especially in the city, diesel is the pick of the lot.

1.0-litre diesel engine:

Under the sculpted hood of the Beat, lies a three-pot 936cc mill— which is actually the 1.3-litre multijet minus the one cylinder. This engine is fairly refined and the regular diesel clatter surprisingly has been muted. The engineers at General Motors have scrupulously tuned for low levels of vibrations even at idle, despite it being a three-cylinder. The power delivery is fairly linear and there is not much of what we call as turbo lag. The engine lacks the punch which is needed for overtaking and once out on an open road, the engine feels the need for more power. The 5-speed manual transmission is slick with the throws are positive. Even the gear knob is small and easy to grab. The ARAI claimed figure for the Beat diesel is 25.44kmpl.

1.2-litre petrol:

Beat gets the 1.2-litre engine from the Chevrolet’s S-Tec II spectrum that churns out about 80bhp of power and a 108Nm of respectable torque. The noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels are low, just like any other modern petrol engine. The power delivery is fairly linear, but for overtaking one needs to downshift. When out on the highway, the engine feels a bit out of steam. The engine comes mated to 5-speed manual transmission and the gearshifts on are a wee bit rubbery.

ENGINE:

Hyundai has got the powertrain perfect. The new diesel is a gem of a mill and it is perfect for city driving, without the hassle of continuous shifting for drivability.

Hyundai Grand i10 will be available with two engine options. First being the 1.2-litre Kappa 2 engine with VTVT that will churn about 79bhp of power and 112Nm of maximum torque. This engine is the same one that already powers the i10 and the i20. The power produced by this engine is sufficient and this has been a good engine for city and highway driving. The gearing for this engine is spot on for majorly city and somewhat highway driving. This engine has a variable valve timing that improves performance without hampering any fuel efficiency. There is some amount of struggle in the lower power band of this engine.

This engine will be offered with a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. The manual transmission is slick with short shifts and the location of the box is on the centre console. The clutch is also light and easy to use in city where you constantly clutch and de-clutch. The automatic on the other hand is a bit sluggish and has the rubber band effect. The other engine on offer in the Grand i10 is the 1.1-litre U2 diesel engine on this. This engine produces 68bhp of power and 160nm of maximum torque. The power delivery is fairly linear and there is hardly any turbo lag. But once you cross 3500rpm, the engine struggles to produce power just like most of the short stroke mills. To improve drivability, this engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that has short gearing. This enhances the drivability in city making it easier to pull when even the cog is lugged in a higher slot. It is only the fifth gear that is overdrive, for better highway fuel efficiency.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Chevrolet Beat Dashbord

The ride of the Beat is fairly smooth and composed; the secondary ride is a bit jittery at higher speeds. Being a tall boy, the Beat handles well when driven within city limit speeds. The steering is also weigh up well, as the speed increases.

All the cars in this segment have a sorted ride as the suspension doesn’t jiggle and disturb the peace of the occupants. Road undulations are well-taken care by the suspension. The Beat has decent ride suppleness as it underpins the softest suspension set-up that glides over potholes.

The handling is the only aspect which differs on the three. The suspension set-up is the soft on the Beat. Drive it quickly around a bend and you shall notice the body roll as this hatchback lack the dynamism that other competition possesses. Handling of the Beat is decent, but the skinny tyres reduce confidence as they run out of grip and tend to under steer. The steering wheel feels a bit numb and it isn’t joy to push it around bends.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:

The ride of the Grand i10 is well sorted, however it is the handling that is good for city driving. The steering wheel feel is better than the i20 and Verna, but it isn’t that exciting.

The handling on the other hand isn’t brilliant. Now, the Grand i10 has been designed for city driving, so handling within the city speed limits is just fine. If you push it beyond, it understood that it won’t that great as it isn’t meant for that. The steering wheel is definitely a lot more responsive than the Eon and i20 and doesn’t feel slack or dead at any given time.

The ride on the Grand i10 is supple and the suspension does a good job of ironing out most of the bumps. The front has McPherson struts while we assume the rear to have multi-link struts. The ride on the Grand i10 is good and that is what it has been built for. The occupants aren’t just comfortable but also are happy to have a good ride.

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