Chevrolet engines are going on a good note here in India. However, not only sent a nice sales figures for the period 2010-2011, but has also had the best performance by an American company here in India. Well, it brings us back to the main story. It ‘came on the Chevrolet car, which usually carry out this section. Although we examined the Chevy Beat the past, the new engine updated Smartech means that the car has to go through a re-cut with a knife again. Now Beatrice is quite a story for it is based on the fact that it was the first concept car has broken cover some, but then amazingly Show, General Motors will soon put into production and shocking is that Beatrice was in the same form as it was on display . Well, not many companies may think this, and come to think of it, Beatrice is hanging at the end of the budget spectrum.
This pure sales figures are a testimony to the fact the public lapped car buying the car. However, there was a complaint from buyers and that was that this car is a little slow in nature and did not have the leg at the show. In 2011 comes the Chevrolet Beat Smartech in India and it is natural to see this car.
As for the appearance of this car, they are, to say the least, the best small cars on the market in India today, including Maruti Swift. Its facade is a kind of strong and got the “I’ll throw in that” look. In the lime green Chevy Beat looks absolutely beautiful and is the same color as that used in the “carriers” of cinema. The headlight fuse to knives and what are the Chevrolet bowtie intelligent society, as well as fog lights, plate size. The air intake is similar to that found in the Fiat Punto, however, can rarely be called as plagiarism. 155/70 R14 alloys are the high end, while the steel variants are present for less than trim specced. The sport of roof rails further improve the look of this car and fall back roof rails on the roof means the car retains its sleek look around. On the rear, the crescent tail lights look perfect on this car.
However, we would prefer a sports exhaust system and robust, rather than sitting there. In front of the eyes, is a boost for the Beat in this segment, however, does not seem enough, whet the appetite and thus the interiors are the next area of ??the raid.
GM has made a joke very 2011 Chevrolet Beat India Smartech class definition of the interior. Dashboard seems to have been directly from Suzuki. All the digital instrument panel, can now be seen as much more important, though, the Renault Fluence cool backlight and switch is a revelation in itself. The front seats are adjustable, as is the norm. Steering wheel can be adjusted as the rake and reach. Control knobs are turned, however, and apparently, so do not lose them. Arms control and a perfect hand, and, unlike other GM cars, Beatrice has the right combination of arm detector on the right and the left controls the wiper washer. The shift lever is a squat, and the unit falls into the hands easily. Fascia is also a well-shaped, and the quality of materials used throughout are also very good. In fact, they are the best thing that can be seen as a small car.
The Beat has a music system installed at the factory which is also an automatic climate control. The glove box is too big and there are two cup holders, just behind the shifter. There are pockets in the doors, not the deep end. For the music system, there is a USB connector, provided, however, the sound quality may have been a little better.Beat the new GM will also pay attention to the fact that update the music system speakers, or better, something more than the prize. Speedometer does not appear at a glance, and some details such as the instant the amount of fuel left in the car and also have more stuff in a blink of an eye. Unfortunately, the driver is not dead pedal down. There is no height adjustment as well. On the back, because the tall boy design, the head room is good. However, Beatrice is an intrusion of high central tunnel, which makes room for a third passenger, or rather at the center. In other markets, Beatrice is a 4-seater, while the Indian market, is 5 places. Boot space is not changed, and the lowest penetration of the suspension means that the load of two or three pieces of luggage not a problem. However, behind the small windows and high belt line means that passengers end up feeling claustrophobic. Rear visibility is somewhat reduced due to the small window mode.
Handling and ride quality
2011 Chevrolet Beat Smartech India may look like a car that had its priorities more towards the front, because the manipulation of its sporting intentions, however, GM India know that customers prefer the ride quality during handling and thus the car has increased more in the riding quality. So much so that the Chevy Beat can be described as a car, trampling all roads into submission, like the way SUVs do. Its ride quality is slightly firm but not intrusive, and that is to run like a dream. Even at highway speeds, it would suddenly wheel tracks did not get the care and Chevy will not send them with a dunk and waves would not be passed on to passengers. In addition, road noise is well controlled and with the windows closed, we were surprised that the car was traveling at a speed three figures and still was not a whisper to the engine or the wheels.
But just after the passage of three-digit speeds, the engine was a kind of thrash, not the sporty type, but the intrusive types. In an instant, Beat was noisy. But the noisy nature of the old engine has been improved a bit, and this means that the cruising speed of 100 is very possible and it is also peaceful. As for handling, making it not so wide tires Beat does not encourage sporting pretensions, but yes, they do not give you the feeling of being in control. The steering wheel is direct in nature and have little life left in it. As with other things they have not changed from the outgoing model. Grip tires actions are also good. Despite its large buildings, manages to avoid gaining Beat really well at highway speeds.
Engine, performance and fuel efficiency
The biggest change occurred in the heart of the Chevrolet Beat 2011 Smartech India. First of all, the engine is now called the S-Tech Smartech 2 that had previously. GM has reduced the weight of the engine and the piston skirts are characteristic of the graphite slab. Timing belt can also be an operation of the chain. DOHC layout is now the cam is a rocker-less. While the engine was a bit ‘bigger vibey idle, has a new atmosphere for free. Intake manifold was changed in plastic now. Although the previous engine lasted more than 15 seconds to reach a speed of 100 standing, a new and improved time of one minute and a half. Maximum speed of 161 kilometers per hour is decent. The new 1.2-liter engine now puts out peak power 82 hp at 6,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed manual gearbox, which puts it in a clean way the door, but then you feel a bit ‘rubbery to all GM transmissions can be heard here.
Smartech We assumed that would mean that Beatrice would come with technology start-stop, however, that there is still a distant dream. In everyday driving, the car was agile enough and the engine seemed a little more desire to rev the elderly. The best part is that in the acceleration of gear felt like a diesel, with minimal or banks struggle to build momentum. But in the new i10 Kappa engine, which is also the K series engine Maruti cars have better performance and response.
ABS-equipped version that we have conducted a proper stopping power. Decent, not good, because most of the pedal effort was needed at speeds above 80 kmph. At low speed, light pressure was enough to stop the car or bring it to a halt. The brakes are discs in the industry standard front and rear drums. Security is covered with air bags front and side intrusion beams usual, safety belts for all occupants.
For maximum fuel efficiency, GM gives a figure of 18.6 kmpl ARAI But the actual figures that we obtained in the test was 13.4 kmpl in the city with air conditioning and 19.6 kmpl on the highway. A good number considering that the pace is heavier than others in its class.
For 2011 Chevrolet Beat Smartech India Beat replaces the old model, who had almost completed a year in India. Its good to see GM update their models every now and then. This may compete to some extent, and helps manage a portfolio for expenses that would not age as quickly. The new engine is the result of customer feedback than the previous engine seemed a bit reluctant to call speeds. GM plans to attract customers away from showrooms Hyundai and Maruti seems to have worked since the launch of the new engine, there was a steady stream of clients and queries. The mileage has also improved a bit. BS4 this engine makes the best of both worlds. Beat other functions remain the ultra cool look, very nicely decorated interior and a good mix of ride and handling. They are also tied with the others in its segment. What is not so good under thigh support and a sense of claustrophobia that Beat offers.
But at that price, it is a very attractive proposition for young people. For 2011 Chevrolet Beat Price Smartech India starts from Rs 4.20 lakh. That’s about Rs 5k more than the outgoing engine. Add to that three years of maintenance package that provides GM and this car looks like one of the things unbeatable value proposition. Beat it with diesel fuel available in a few months. The price will determine whether or not would be a success in the Indian market. GM also offered Beat with an option to alternative fuel.