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“Beat the town”

wallpaper3 Small is beautiful and Chevy’s beat brings a new meaning to the definition. Here comes a car that is visually appealing, boldly cute and packs lots of punches in terms of design, technology and performance.



The front look of the car is quiet a stunner. The trademark Chevy dual front grille,  front headlamps cluster with twin barrel design headlamp, bold front chrome rimmed fog lamps, high bonnet gives a jazzy, skip-your- heat beat, hot look. The mirror wraps around the whole car to give a sturdy look.

exterior04 Come to the sides, the raised waist line, slight but definite curves and the rear door handle sitting pretty in the place where usually the quarter glasses used to be gives a very sporty and fresh look. Have a look at the rear, a retro-looking twin circular rear lamp clusters with smooth flowing lines that reaches the bumper gives a complete compact look to compliment the good looks of the front.


In nutshell, the car bowls you out in any angle.


The open & shut of the car feels good, the door handle is comfortable and catchy and welcomes you into with a feel of a big car. As you seat in, you find the seating comfy and just laps you into it by good cushioning.

The instrument cluster in the dashboard is a delight to watch with LED backlit analogue speedometer, LCD digital tachometer and ice blue illuminated controls. 




The sporty console gives the beat an edge over other cars of its category and provides a zingy feeling. Overall, the dashboard is very functional, space wisely used and yet sporty and peppy. 

The legroom, headroom are fairly good for the car of this category. May be your  kid may not be amused with the missing quarter glass in the rear seat that has been taken by the stylish rear door handle but then this very change is also a highlight style of the car. Nevertheless, the rear portion is good enough. Legroom is fairly good. The boot space is little small but then don’t forget we are talking about small car here. The 40:60 rolling seat takes care of extra storage part when in dire need.

Drive quality:

Ignite the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and you are greeted with silence and smoothness. Hit the accelerator it effortlessly surges ahead. Even with the A/c on you don’t find the drop in power, that makes it a ideal candidate for city driving. The staff claimed it gives 14 Kmpl, well in practical driving, it may be a little short of it. The suspension of the car is quiet remarkable and it is easy on our city potholes and uneven bumps. Riding a small car, you tend to have a big car feel.

GingerChai Verdict: A heady combination of beauty and performance – a city stunner. Chevy’s Beat looks gorgeous, performs wonderfully and at a base price of 3.34 Lakhs it can give any competitor a run for money. Add to it the Chevy’s 3 year warranty package you have a new winning horse in the market.

0 13 January, 2010 Cars & Bikes January 13, 2010

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A passionate car and bike enthusiast from Bangalore, Sanjiv drives the fast and fair lane and fills our cup with his car and bike reviews.

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