Chevrolet has really grabbed the nerves of Indian customers by setting ablaze its new model Beat on Indian roads. When you drive Beat you will definitely feel the difference. Let's have a glance on features and specs of the vehicle.
Chevrolet (parent Company General Motors) launched its Beat model in recently held AutoExpo at New Delhi in January 2010. It is typically built to serve the rapidly growing mini car segment worldwide. It is about style, fun, and practical functionality too.
Exterior Features: It is a hatchback with sporty headlamps, dynamic front grille, and edgy curves which give mesmerizing look. It has single arc roofline supported by strong body side pillars free of cladding. Its monocoque body (integral body frame structure) gives stiff feeling. With a total length 3640 mm and width 1595 mm, easy maneuvering in narrow city lanes is possible. Ground clearance is of 165mm.
Technical Specs: Suspension is traditional with McPherson struts at the front and anti roll bar at rear offering great handling. All the four shock-absorbers are gas filled giving more comfort ride. In its own way, it has 1.2 Liter petrol engine with amazing 80.5 Ps power keeping you ahead. With the mileage of 18.6 (kmpl) it seems to be economical in its segment. Front brakes with disc and rear one with drum gives better confidence to drive the vehicle.
Interior Features: Beat's interior is inspired
by Chevrolet Corvette, sporting a twin cockpit interior design. Dash panel has given unique appearance, giving motorcycle style instrument pod which is located on top of the adjustable tilt steering column. LED backlit analog speedometer, along with digital tachometer. It's a five seater with 60:40 split folding rear seats. One more new feature normally not seen on mini cars is the Automatic Air-conditioning which maintains a specified cabin inside temperature. Customers can enjoy radio, MP3, CD or portable systems via auxiliary sockets.
Beat is full of comfort, equipped with power windows, power steering, central locking system etc.
It is available in three variants PS, LS, and topmost LT. All variants are with tubeless tires.
Safety Features: It is provided with passive safety features like dual airbags, front fog lamps, seat belts, head restraints, central locking, and dual horn. Anti lock braking system (ABS) is optional as active safety feature. One of the best thing about Beat is the safety rating of 4-star from New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This is maximum rating it has got in this segment.
Lot many color choices are there to select like, green cocktail, linen beige, Moroccan blue etc.
All the necessary features for a city car are there in Beat which comes with three year or 100,000 km warranty. It will definitely become your heartbeat!