Pros : Looks, Mileage, Interiors
Cons : Boot Space, rear leg room
Look and Style : Just can't beat it, only i20 Elite can beat Beat's look in hatchback segment.
Comfort : Not so comfortable, but for someone like me who is ready to adjust a bit it is good enough and I am from middle class so it is not at all a problem.
Pickup : Petrol pickup is good, diesel it is okay I can easily manage.
Mileage : Diesel mileage is just mind blowing. 18-19KMPL in Bangalore city(AC Off) and 24-25KMPL on highway(Bangalore-Tumkur).
Best Features : Exteriors, we really need to thank Chevy for such sporty design, rear is not so good but front and side is so good, even Beat haters will like its design. Interiors are best in class but I didn't like green color, I always prefered black interiors.
Needs to improve : Back seat leg room and boot space, its just 170Ltrs.
Overall Experience : Guys, if you are some other brand fans just go there and write good reviews about your cars why are you guys writing bad reviews here? Beat Diesel is not powerfull car I agree but it is not that underpowered as you guys compare it to Auto and Nano/Alto. Just stop it. I noticed one thing who ever wrote bad reviews here used sedan/luxury cars before and then they choosed BEAT. that's their problem.
How about comparing Chevrolet Cruze to Swift Dzire/Ford Ikon? is that right? No you can't compare.
Its been enjoying 2 years 6 months with my BEAT. I just spent money for Diesel, oil and for music system till date. Completed 17000 KM. No matter its Chevy BEAT or Maruti SWIFT if you don't take care of your engine you will face issue, just because Chevy is not well established in India compared to Maruti/Hyundai you guys are treating it as cheap. Maruti's influence is so much on us that's why we never tried anything other than Maruti.
Coming back to engine, it is just 936CC 3 cylinder diesel engine so please do not expect too much of performance but you can easily drive @ 100KMPH with 5 occupants that I can guarranty it any day in my life. I am a family person so for me this engine suits me the best. I just can't complain. I choosed this car because I got everything what I needed. When they first launched diesel engine in 2011 I waited for one year you know just to check how this 3 cylinder diesel engine will be. Later found they removed a cylinder for one reason - to get better mileage.
Chevy should have gone with same 4 cylinder Fiat engine which is running in your so called powerfull cars(Swift/Ritz/Vista(Quadrajet not TDI) etc) but they opted for 3 cylinder to give better mileage at the cost of little performance I agree.
You wanna race your car? Go for Figo/Polo/Swift/Punto. you guys are comparing 5lac worth car with 7 lac worth cars and giving negative reviews.
The cars I liked the most after BEAT is SWIFT and FIGO but Swift was not in my budget and Figo's mileage made me choose BEAT, and one major thing influenced me the most is LOOK, I just love it. I am not Chevy fan or Maruti/Ford hater. I just like my BEAT not blindly but by going with it for more than 2 years.
I was very honest with my reviews, I am not Chevy dealer. just trust me BEAT IS BUDGET, FAMILY, GOOD LOOKING, LOVEABLE CAR BUT NOT POWERFULL I admit it.
BEAT is for couples/family not for drag racers.
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