Chevrolet Beat diesel to deliver 24kmpl, most details out!

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Remember we were the first to bring out the exact specs and features of the Beat diesel for you. One very important piece of info about the car, however, was missing at that point in time – the fuel efficiency. NDTV Profit have managed to get the soon to be launched car for an exclusive test drive, and have revealed almost all the details about the new car. The TV channel is reporting an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 24kmpl for the car in its Car and Bike Show. Apart from the new oil burning engine, the Beat diesel will boast a few other features as well. Here’s all what you need to know about the car before we get it for a test drive and bring to you an exhaustive review.

  • Powered by a 936 cc, three cylinder turbocharged Smartech SDE diesel engine
  • Peak power 57.3PS @ 4000 rom
  • Peak torque 150Nm @ 1750 rpm
  • New Electric Power Steering replaces the hydraulic unit, to be introduced on petrol Beat later
  • ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 24 kmpl
  • Excellent NVH deadening, silent operation
  • Very less turbo lag, linear acceleration
  • Zippy engine, doesn’t feel lethargic
  • New 5 speed manual gearbox
  • No changes made to the interior
  • Prices not announced, but expect Rs 50-60K premium over every petrol variant
  • India first market in the world where a diesel variant of the Beat is being launched
  • Car to be officially launched in the first week of July

At 24 kmpl, the fuel efficiency of the new Beat is surely astonishing. Would you guys be interested in driving home one as your first car, if GM prices the diesel variant 60K above the diesel version? What do you think are the highlights / lowlights of the car? Do let us know

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