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Old 26th November 2016, 15:29   #16
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New Beat (for India) seen on test again.

Unfortunately, the new Chevrolet Beat is not based on the same platform as the all-new international-spec Chevrolet Spark. It is essentially just a facelift and will not feature any mechanical changes. It will continue to run the same 57.1PS/142.5Nm, 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-diesel and the 77.9PS/106.5Nm, 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol. Both these options will get a 5-speed manual

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Now this is confusing. If it is just a cosmetic face-lift, why is the car being tested so much ?

Slightly off topic, but the same question had come to everyone's mind when the new Scorpio & Safari were being tested and as it turned out that the chassis were new in both cars.
I feel definitely there has to be some mechanical change to warrant so much testing
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Spotted the face-lift Beat testing this morning.
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Undisguised updated Beat spied,

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The new spyshots reveal the new design for the headlamps, a sleek grille with chrome accents and a new front bumper with fog lamps. The fascia is exactly identical to that of the Essentia sedan showed at the Auto Expo.Revised tail lamps and a completely new bumper housing the registration plate. The current Beat has the number plate on the tail gate.
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Just cosmetic plastic surgery with the old engine and underpinnings wont suffice to bring in sales volumes that would make the Chevy's Finance guys happy. It's hardly 10 days since I sold off my 2011 TCDi. Let me jot down a few points from my ownership experience:

1. The 3 pot 1 L mill is a total disaster. I have spoken to owners of diesel motors that have'nt clocked upwards of 75K kms without an engine overhaul. In my circle itself there are 3 beats which underwent an overhaul. One had the engine replaced after running for just 10K.

2. There was nothing new about the turbo replacement as it is a routine affair every 30K kms.

3. High speed stability is negative.

4. I don't know about the others, but the service by Deedi Motors Kerala was just pathetic with no trained technicians with equally poor customer service. Spares are replaced on a 'trial & error method'. I was once forced to leave the vehicle for 2 weeks just for a minor brake service and finally ended up having the entire set replaced with a hefty bill. Finding the fuel tank bone dry was a routine after every service.

5. Resale value is virtually non-existent. No dealer is willing to exchange a Chevrolet for booking their new car. Even the local dealers shy away from the bow-tie. I had sold my vehicle at a huge loss.

As the proverb goes "Once bitten twice shy". So, in all Chevy would have to do more than mere a face-lift job to survive.

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I don't know anything about the car since I have never driven it. But, looks-wise it is definitely a step-back from the 'edgy' design of the existing version that had something exciting. This looks like Hyundai i10.
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The new spyshots reveal the new design for the headlamps, a sleek grille with chrome accents and a new front bumper with fog lamps. The fascia is exactly identical to that of the Essentia sedan showed at the Auto Expo.Revised tail lamps and a completely new bumper housing the registration plate. The current Beat has the number plate on the tail gate.
Well done Chevrolet! This is going to change your fortunes in India.
By changing the headlamps, grille, tailgate and tail lights you think people will lap it up?
All the vehicles in your protfolio in India need a generation change and some need to be discontinued.
Please learn something from your American partner Ford.
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This facelift makes the older car look fresher.

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1. The 3 pot 1 L mill is a total disaster. I have spoken to owners of diesel motors that have'nt clocked upwards of 75K kms without an engine overhaul. In my circle itself there are 3 beats which underwent an overhaul. One had the engine replaced after running for just 10K.

2. There was nothing new about the turbo replacement as it is a routine affair every 30K kms.

3. High speed stability is negative.

5. Resale value is virtually non-existent. No dealer is willing to exchange a Chevrolet for booking their new car. Even the local dealers shy away from the bow-tie. I had sold my vehicle at a huge loss.

As the proverb goes "Once bitten twice shy". So, in all Chevy would have to do more than mere a face-lift job to survive.
No offense, but I completely disagree with all the points you have wriiten.

I owned a 2012 Chevrolet Beat TCDi LT(O)

1. It served me without a single issue till I sold it in 2016, at 84,000 km on the odo

2. No turbo issues what so ever

3. High speed stability is better than a celerio / kwid. I have taken it to its limits and the car always handled predictably

5. I sold my car for 3 lakhs to Maruti truvalue. For a car that costed me 6.9 lakhs new, after 4 years and 84,000 km, 3 lakhs is a pretty good price i would say.
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The point also is where are the dealers to sell them? Most have moved on or shut shop in the last 2 years.
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Wow, this looks more of a blended SAIC and Chevy partnership product and in line with Sail-Uva and Sail.
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