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Key Specs of Chevrolet Beat

Mileage (upto)25.44 kmpl
Engine (upto)1199 cc
Boot Space170-litres

Beat Latest Update

May 18, 2017: Note: Chevrolet India will discontinue sales of all of its products in India effective December 31, 2017. Its Indian facilities will be utilised for export markets only.

Chevrolet will launch the updated Beat hatchback in India in July 2017. Once launched, it will renew its rivalry with the Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. In January this year, we spied the upcoming 2017 Beat, completely undisguised, inside-out. The thoroughly updated hatch will share the platform and a few of its body panels with the current Beat. The dashboard is also borrowed with subtle changes and features a dual-tone layout – black and beige with silver and chrome accents – unlike the current all-black layout. The highlight on the inside is the addition of Chevrolet's latest MyLink infotainment system, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto (probably a seven-inch unit).  We expect the automaker to launch the 2017 Beat clan, which include the Beat Essentia (compact sedan), Beat and the Beat Activ (cross hatch) in the first half of 2017. Also, these cars are expected carry over the current set of engines, likely with a slight retune. 

The outgoing Beat is available with two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol (four-cylinder) and 1.0-litre diesel (three-cylinder). The petrol puts out 77.9PS/ 106.5Nm (ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.8kmpl) and the diesel churns out 57.1PS and 142.5Nm (ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25.44kmpl). Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. 

Chevrolet Beat price list (Variants)

PS1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplEXPIREDRs.4.32 Lakh* 
LS1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplEXPIREDRs.4.65 Lakh* 
LT1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.12 Lakh* 
Diesel PS936 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.44 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.26 Lakh* 
LTZ1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.59 Lakh* 
Diesel LS936 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.44 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.61 Lakh* 
Diesel LT936 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.44 kmplEXPIREDRs.5.93 Lakh* 
Facelift936 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.44 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.5 Lakh* 
Diesel LTZ936 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.44 kmplEXPIREDRs.6.57 Lakh* 
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Chevrolet Beat Review

The Chevrolet Beat came in as a breath of fresh air in 2009. It looked funky, packed in quite a bit of kit for the time and was peppy enough for the city too. Sadly, Chevrolet hasn’t done much to update the Beat over the years. Other than a minor facelift that got updated bumpers, practically everything has remained identical since launch. Should you consider buying the little Chevy? Let’s find out -


The Chevrolet Beat is a nippy runabout for the city thanks to its tiny footprint and light steering. We’d pick the diesel for its superior mileage, and power.

That said, the hatchback is due for an upgrade pretty soon, which is likely to bump up its kitty of features substantially. If you need a quick little hatch for your errands, the Beat needs to be on your consideration list.

Pros & Cons of Chevrolet Beat

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CarDekho Experts:
If you need a quick little hatch for your errands, the Beat needs to be on your consideration list.

Things We Like

  • Compact proportions and light controls make it just right for the city
  • Can comfortably seat four occupants
  • Goodies such as dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, automatic climate control etc. on offer
  • The diesel motor is quite frugal. ARAI-rated efficiency = 25.44kmpl

Things We Don't Like

  • Tiny 170-litre boot doesn’t take in much luggage.
  • Noise and vibration levels on the diesel could’ve been better controlled
  • No automatic variant on offer
  • Petrol engine lacks outright grunt for highway trips

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Chevrolet Beat

    Superbike inspired instrument cluster looks funky and cool

  • Pros & Cons of Chevrolet Beat

    Rear-door handle placed next to C-pillar

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Chevrolet Beat Videos

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    Chevrolet : Year End Celebrations Commercial | Chevrolet India
    Dec 15, 2015
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    Chevrolet Beat Vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel | Comparison Video | CarDekho.com
    Jul 29, 2015
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    Chevrolet Beat Review of Features- Interiors & Exteriors I CarDekho.com
    Mar 20, 2015
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    Chevrolet Beat Design
    Jan 22, 2015
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    Chevrolet Beat Test Drive
    Jan 22, 2015

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  • 2014 Chevrolet Beat: Fresh beat

    Chevrolet Beat has always been a successful model for General Motors in our country. After charming the audience by acting in ‘Transformers’ as a small peppy ‘Autobot’, the Beat was launched with radical looks and frugal engines. But the market has been flooded with other alternatives by several man

    By AbhijeetJun 19, 2014
  • Chevrolet Beat Diesel

    With the recent rise in fuel prices the demand for Diesel cars has shot drastically, many car manufacturers are getting diesel versions of their models. The small car segment has few Diesel options and General Motors is taking advantage of this by introducing the Diesel version of their successful s

    By CarDekhoJul 15, 2011

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