Beat 2014-2016 Manchester United Edition Review
The impressive Manchester United Edition of Chevrolet Beat has been launched in the market. It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. The company is offering this hatchback in a Super Red exterior paint option only. This Chevrolet Beat Manchester United Edition variant comes with a few additional features like a stylish body decals, a newly designed set of alloy wheels, a pair of sporty roof rails, body colored external rear view mirrors with a side turn blinker and exclusive branding, which gives this vehicle a captivating appearance. In terms of interiors, it is equipped with a number of features like an integrated music system with speakers and quite a few functions, illuminated sill plates and special seat covers for its decent look. Apart from these, it is bestowed with all the aspects, which are available in the already existing LS trim. This variant is fitted with the same 1.2-litre, S-TEC II petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1199cc. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite efficient and keeps the vehicle well balanced at all times. The front and rear wheels are fitted with a set of disc and drum brakes respectively. Meanwhile, the front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while rear gets compound link type of mechanism. This hatchback is being offered with a standard warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier, but at the same time, it can be extended at an additional cost through the authorized dealer.
This newly launched variant is designed with some striking features like a classy set of alloy wheels, ORVMs with side blinkers, exclusive badging and many more aspects for its appealing look . To begin with the front facade, it has a chrome surround radiator grille, which is embossed with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a well lit headlight cluster that is powered by high intensity halogen lamps and side turn indicator. The body colored bumper has been fitted with a wide air dam for cooling the engine. Its windscreen is made of tinted glass and is integrated with a set of intermittent wipers as well. Coming to the side profile, it is designed with body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors. These external wing mirrors are electrically adjustable and integrated with side turn blinker as well. The neatly carved wheel arches are fitted with an elegant set of 14 inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 155/70 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. On the other hand, the rear end is equipped with a curvy boot lid with exclusive badging, a bright tail light cluster and a body colored bumper. The windshield is fitted with a sporty rear spoiler and a high mounted brake light as well. Apart from these, the company has also given it a pair of roof rails and stylish body decals.
The internal section of this Chevrolet Beat Manchester United Edition variant is equipped with a features like glossy black finished instrument panel and door appliqué, silver accentuated steering wheel and body colored door handles as well. The seats are well cushioned and provide enough leg space for all occupants and these are covered with special seat covers . The company has given this variant a lot of utility based aspects like front door map pockets, power outlet, tilt adjustable steering wheel, assist grips with coat hook, cup holders in center console, remote fuel lid opener, day and night inside rear view mirror and many other such aspects for the comfort of the occupants. The instrument panel houses a digital tachometer, multi tripmeter, low fuel warning light, door ajar warning and seat belt warning notification.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is powered by a 1.2-litre, S-TEC II petrol engine, which can displace 1199cc . It has the ability to produce 79.3bhp at 6200rpm along with 108Nm at 4400rpm. This diesel motor is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. It allows the hatchback to attain a maximum speed of 145 Kmph, while it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill in close to 15.5 seconds. The company has incorporated this engine with a multi point fuel injection supply system, which helps in generating a healthy mileage. Under standard driving conditions, on the highways it gives close to 18.6 Kmpl and 15.2 Kmpl in the city limits.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels are equipped with a set of disc brakes, while the rear is equipped with drum brakes as well. This variant is blessed with a power steering system, which is tilt adjustable and makes handling comfortable even in heavy traffic conditions as well. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.3 meters, which can be made better. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear is fitted with twist axle type of mechanism. It is further assisted by passive twin tube gas filled shock absorbers.
The list of features include a power steering system, an efficient air conditioning unit with a heater, front power windows, internally adjustable ORVMs, dual horn, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror and many other such aspects. This variant is also equipped with an integrated music system, which comes with a few functions like CD/MP3 player, Aux-in port, USB interface along with four speakers.
This Chevrolet Beat Manchester United Edition trim comes with a safe cage body structure with side and front impact beams that protect the occupants sitting inside. Apart from these, it is bestowed with a set of aspects like height adjustable front headrest, 3-point ELR seat belt for all occupants, driver seat belt reminder on instrument panel, a centrally located high mounted stop lamp and other features as well. The company has also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment along with the tools required to change a flat tyre.
1. Eye catching exteriors with stylish body decals.
2. Reasonable price range is an added advantage.
1. Cabin space and boot compartment is less.
2. After sales service can be improved.