Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chevrolet Beat Review

Chevrolet Beat was debuted in 2007 at New York International Auto Show. The concept model was designed in GM's South Korean design studio and the running prototype was built in India. The engine displacement of Chevrolet Beat is small and compact that makes the car-echo friendly. Initially, General Motors introduced only petrol versions but recently it has launched Chevrolet Beat LPG version, which is a dual fuel variant and costs between 4 lacs and 5 lacs.

Chevrolet Beat is the best performer in its category. According to ARAI, the car can give 18.6 km per liter on highways and in city it can give the mileage of 15 kmpl. Beat is equipped with small compact state-of-the-art STEC II engine with the displacement of 1199 cc with four cylinder and powered with 16-valve Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC). These displacement specifications make sure to churn out maximum power and torque of 79 bhp at 6200 rpm and 108 nm at 4400 rpm respectively.

Chevy Beat is not a sporty type of car, hence the performance is not welcoming on highways but it is well-balanced on city drives and can give higher rpms. In just 14.8 seconds the car can reach 0-100 kmph. However, remember it is a family car not a racer so keep the revs down, in order to get best performance. Most of its counterparts provide electronic power steering but unfortunately the Beat has hydraulic power steering. The small car is the best performer if you do not exceed the speeds over 60 kmph.

It is equipped with distinctive features like automatic temperature controller and integrated rear-spoiler, which help to deliver higher fuel efficiency and balanced drive even at high-speed. The conventional front and rear suspension of Chevy Beat are McPherson strut-type and compound crank type that assures to give smooth balanced handling and a comfortable ride.

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