Wednesday, 10 August 2011


                                                     NEW BEAT DIESEL

The Indian unit of US based leading auto maker General Motors on Monday launched its much awaited Chevrolet Beat diesel in the Indian market. The car comes with a starting price tag of Rs 4.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it highly price competitive in its segment. The major competitors of the Beat Diesel in India include, Ford Figo, Maruti Ritz and Swift, Volkswagen Polo etc. The new Diesel variant of the car has till now already been receiving a strong response in the Indian market as more than 1500 units of the car have already been booked.
The car is powered by a 1.0L diesel engine which is the smallest diesel engine in GM portfolio, globally. The engine has been specially developed for markets like India by GM's Technical Centre in Bangalore in collaboration with GM Powertrain Europe. The company has indicated that it may launch a diesel version of its smallest portfolio car Spark, in near future as well.
The Beat diesel model has been priced in the range of Rs 4.29 lakh to Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will be delivering a segment leading mileage of 24 kmpl, as per ARAI standards.
Speaking at the occasion, General Motors India President and Managing Director Karl Slym said, "This is the smallest diesel engine-powered passenger car for GM globally. We do not have any plan to manufacture this engine anywhere in the world."
The company currently produces about 6,000 units of its diesel engines monthly from its Talegaon facility in Maharashtra. At present the company sells 2,700-3,000 units of its Beat model on a monthly basis, which is expected to be increased to 4,000-5,000 units a month, once it starts delivering Beat Diesel. Moreover, the company plans to take the total number of its outlets to 300 from existing 250 dealers, by this year end.
The summary details of the New Chevrolet Beat Diesel are as follows:
PS - 4.29
LS - 4.59
LT - 4.99
LT Option - 5.45 (ABS, alloys & air bags)
Key technical features in the new Beat Diesel include:
1.0 litre 3 cylinder XSDE SMARTECH engine
62.5 PS power and 160.3 NM torque
24 kmpl mileage
Featherlight Power Steering
Intelligent launch support system
Advanced insta torque boost
Smart engine & clutch protection
gas charged rebound tuned suspension

Beat Diesel Launch Engine

Beat Diesel Launch cluster meter

Beat Diesel Launch steering

Beat Diesel Launch console


1. Beat just got smarter with all new 1.0 XSDE SMARTECH Common Rail Diesel engine from Chevrolet made exclusively for India. With an amazing power output of 58.5 PS and a whopping torque of 150 Nm, this incredible engine promises an impressive mileage of 24* kmpl for a Khulke Drive. (*As certified by Certification Agencies as per rule 115 of CMVR)

2. Fixed Geometry Turbocharger with vacuum operated wastegate for smooth, efficient operation and superior torque delivery from very low engine RPMs for a peppy drive.

3. Engine equipped with Launch Support Logic which assists the driver to launch the car effortlessly on slopes.

4. Aluminum alloy DOHC cylinder head with Light weight, graphite coated low friction pistons for improved performance, high fuel efficiency and longer engine life.

Pro-Vario Assist Featherlite - EPS (PAF EPS)
Smoothest easy drive Electronic Power Steering
Human Comfort Technology for higher power steering assist for lowest effort in parking maneuvers & low speed driving.
Road speed dependant progressively variable assist levels above 40kmph for increased road feel & optimum vehicle control.

Intelligent Launch Support System (ILSS)
ILSS ensures effortless launch, specially on gradients in conjunction with Advanced Insta-Torque Boost (AIB) &  Electronic Throttle.
Electronic Clutch Switch detects clutch pedal has been pressed therefore optimum torque is delivered.

Advanced Insta-Torque Boost (AIB)
Smart Turbo-charger with vacuum activated wastegate cuts in smoothly for instant torque build-up.
Highest Torque per Litre in Mini Segment.
Helps during overtaking maneuvers by sensing torque demand & providing instant torque through immediate engine RPM increase.

Smart Engine & Clutch Protection Mode (SECP)
Engine Protection Mode manages engine torque & power output based on inputs from coolant temperature sensor and engine oil pressure sensor.
Smart electronically controlled logic ensures launch RPMs are maintained in the safe zone.
Clutch Assembly protection during car launch on grades – specially designed for Indian Driving Conditions & New Drivers.
Aids Fuel Efficiency and minimizes clutch wear for lower running & maintenance costs.

Gas Charged Rebound Tuned Suspension (GRTS)
GRT suspension tuned to maximise ride comfort and dynamic vehicle handling.
Specially tuned suspension for Indian driving conditions & customer preferences.
Wider tires aid better road grip and enhance high speed cornering as well as braking efficiency

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