General Motors launches small car Beat in India

08:31, January 05, 2010      

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International car major General Motors (GM) on Monday launched its mini-car "Chevrolet Beat" in India, priced between 334,000 to 394,000 rupees (6,700 to 7,900 U.S. dollars) in showroom in Delhi.

The Beat will shortly be launched in over 150 markets around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America, said the GM.

The car with a 1.2-litre petrol engine will be available in three variants in India and offers a mileage of 18.6 km per litre.

"With its best-in-segment design, performance and safety, the Beat is destined to become an industry benchmark and a winner among consumers in India," said GM India president and Managing Director Karl Slym.

Slym said the company was also planning a diesel version, to be launched later this year.

"The vehicle was put through over one million kilometers of intensive durability tests in extreme weather conditions and crash tests both in India and abroad," said Slym.

"With a revolutionary design, advanced technology, unique features and benchmark safety, the Beat offers much more than an ordinary mini," he said.

Source: Xinhua
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