Chevrolet Beat Diesel has the reputation of being one of the most well liked hatchbacks in the automarket of the country. This diesel hatchback has won a lot of accolades and has been doing very well since it was first launched in the country in the year 2011. This five seater diesel hatchback is very efficient and reliable, which makes it very pertinent for the country’s road and traffic conditions. The engine is peppy and the most remarkable aspect of this hatchback is its mileage, which is around 25.44 kmpl under standard driving conditions. This diesel variant is being sold in a total of 3 trims namely the entry level Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS, the mid level LS trim and the top-end Chevrolet Beat LT. This diesel hatchback has a very proficient and responsive electronic power steering, which gives trouble free maneuvering and the best possible control of the vehicle to the driver. The lively engine is a 1.0-litre XSDE Smartech diesel mill with 3 cylinders mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The exteriors of this Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS have an overall contemporary design and are extremely aerodynamic. The front fascia is bold with a wide front grille that is flanked by a luminous headlight cluster, which is powered by high intensity lamps. The front body coloured bumper is neatly designed and has a wide air dam in the center, which is helpful in cooling the engine quickly. The side profile has a smooth and flowing stance with a singular driver side black colored ORVM and black coloured recessed door handles. The wheel arches have been fitted with a stylish set of steel wheels sized 14 x 4.5 J, which have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 165/65 R14 that give the car a superior road grip on any terrain. The rear end has a black coloured tail gate handle and also a black coloured spoiler that adds to the sportiness of this entry level diesel hatchback. The rear wind screen is quite large and gives a wide view to the driver. This charming Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback is being offered by the company in quite a few vivacious exterior paint options. The list includes a Super Red metallic finish, a magnificent Caviar Black glossy finish, a Cocktail Green finish, a Summit White finish, a graceful Switch Blade Silver finish, a Sandrift Grey option, a pulsating Misty Lake finish and also a dapper looking Linen Beige finish as well. The dimensions of this diesel hatchback are quite modest and can easily accommodate five passengers in it. The overall length is 3640mm along with a total width of 1595mm. The total height is 1520mm and it has a roomy wheelbase of 2375mm along with a ground clearance of 175mm. The approximate kerb weight of this compact hatchback is in the range of 1027 kgs, and it has a fuel tank that can store 35 litres of fuel in it. The total boot space of this Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback is about 170 litres, which can be further increased by folding the rear seat to accommodate more luggage.
The interiors of this trendy diesel hatchback have been designed with elan, which is slowly becoming the trademark of this international car maker. There are some very stylish and exclusive features that have been included in the Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback. The seating arrangement to start with, is very comfortable and the seats have been covered with good quality upholstery. The dashboard is neatly done and has quite a few things to boast of along with the black colored integrated central panel, which has the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit along with other things that make this diesel hatchback look modish. This unique instrument cluster has an LED back lit analogue speedometer along with other notification lamps and controls. Apart from all this, there are quite a few storage spaces as well.
Engine and Performance
The powerful diesel engine that is housed in this Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS is a 1.0-litre, XSDE, S-TECH common rail diesel mill. This diesel motor is also equipped with a fixed geometry turbocharger and can displace 936cc. It has 3 cylinders, a dual overhead cam shaft (DOHC) and an ILSS (intelligent launch support system) that help in effortless launch in combination with an AIB (advanced insta-torque boost) and also an electronic throttle. This engine can generate 57.33bhp at 4000 rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 150Nm at 1750 rpm. The diesel mill has been skillfully coupled with a smooth and efficient 5-speed manual transmission. The company claims that this hatchback gives a class leading mileage of 25.44 kmpl when driven under standard conditions. This mileage has been certified by reputed testing agencies under rule number 115 of the central motor vehicle rules of the country. This energetic diesel mill has the capacity to propel this hatchback from 0-100 kmpl in about 19.02 seconds. While this Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback can attain a top speed of 152 kmph.
Braking and Handling
The company has fitted this hatchback with an efficient braking system as well. The front tyres have been fitted with disc brakes and the rear tyres have been given solid drum brakes, which work competently with each other simultaneously. The suspension system of this Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback is very sturdy with the front axle being fitted with a McPherson strut type suspension mechanism, which also has an anti-roll bar for added stability and comfort. The rear axle gets a compound crank type suspension mechanism with gas filled shock absorbers for both front and rear axles.
The Chevrolet Beat Diesel PS hatchback has been bestowed with quite a number of significant and vital safety aspects. The list of these protective factors include adjustable front headrests, a driver seat reminder notification lamp and many other such functions, which help in keeping this vehicle under the control of the driver.
The list includes a digital tachometer, odometer along with a trip meter as well. The luggage compartment is pretty spacious and has ample space in it to store a few things comfortably. There are map pockets as well as bottle holders in the front doors and then there are cup holders in the front center console as well as the rear. There is a lower IP center storage, while there are seat back shopping hooks. The rear seat can also be folded to bring in a lot of other luggage as well.
Outstanding mileage, energetic engine, easy to maneuver.
A few more comfort and safety features can be added and low boot space.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style : good Comfort: Front passengers can be seated comfortably. However, the back seats are comfortable only for kids. Pickup: Poor, struggles on any incline ...
Look and Style-astounding looks.Went for it when saw its first look. Comfort-For an average height, it is ok. But should raise the drivers seat by two inches. Pickup--Beat diesel pic ...
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