LPG version of Chevrolet Beat compact car launched

Hyderabad: General Motors India on Saturday launched the LPG version of its Chevrolet Beat compact car, which has a locally developed state-of-the-art `Smartech` engine.

Speaking on the occasion, P Balendran, Vice-President, General Motors India, said, "India is a key market for General Motors and our Chevrolet brand."

"We are focused on leveraging our unmatched resources to create value for our local customers in all areas, including price, fuel efficiency, performance, safety, styling, reliability and other product attributes."

The environmentally-friendly Chevrolet Beat LPG features advanced technology with multi-point sequential injection that provides a smooth transition between petrol and LPG with no loss in power, jerking or backfire, he said.

The Beat LPG version will cost Rs 4.81 lakh ex- showroom. Keeping in mind customer safety, the LPG kit parts are designed, installed and validated to meet the crash requirement in the ase of any collision, Balendran said.

The kit installation meets the strigent safety norms beyond the statutory requirements, he said, adding the car automatically shifts to petrol when the LPG is depleted.