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Chevrolet Beat vs Hyundai i10 - QUICK COMPARISION
Should you dance to the new Beat or stick to the i?
By : BSM | Published : February 17, 2010
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There are two ways of looking at this comparison. One is based on engines, and the other on price. If you purely consider the 1.2 variants of both cars, then the competition is pretty stiff. Both the engines are rev happy and seem to sing as the revs go up. The Chevrolet Beat has a slight rough edge to it while the Hyundai i10 only gets more throaty. In the performance stakes, the i10 seems to have the edge, getting to 100 kph nearly two seconds quicker (12.92 secs vs 14.89). Even passing speeds are better for the i10, which in turn is also better than the Suzuki Ritz. The only place the Beat makes a comeback is in the fuel efficiency stakes, but the difference is only marginal.


If price is the consideration, the Beat seems to be better value. The 1.2 versions of the i10 are not competition then - it is the 1.1 version that seems to have to deal with the Beat. The 1.1 feels a bit lethargic on the highway but has a nice torque spread for the city. It also feels more refined than the Beat and is also more efficient. But the Beat has other things up its sleeve.


For one, the Beat has its love-it or hate-it looks, but from what we gather most seem to like it. It's more new-age on the inside too, especially with that centre console and instrument cluster, though Hyundai have the edge in terms of build quality. Overall interior space and ride quality see the Beat increase its lead, with the Beat also the most settled out of the two on well paved stretches of road. Both cars are great fun to throw around, though we think the i10 is just a bit more fun than the Beat.


So it brings us to the big question - has the Beat beaten the i10? On the price front, yes it has. The performance and build quality don't bring it on the same page, but on other counts it has the measure of the i10. At the end, the Beat comes across as great package at a fantastic price. And that, somehow nudges it ahead of the i10.

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  Posted by sijo raj at 3rd March,2012
i10 is best car
  Posted by Manish Vats at 25th February,2012
Dear according to me go for beat bcoz i m using it & its my 5th car.
  Posted by mukesh at 18th February,2012
Dear Sir, i am planning to buy car under 5 lac for hilly areas of HP. My choice are k10, eon & beat diesel, i am also having doubt on long term efficiency of 936cc diesel engine plz help, milage and low price with reliability is my concern plz help
  Posted by nicks koshy mathew at 11th December,2011
My Indian brothers ,go for beat LT diesel.it rocks Indian roads in a hatch back model.no words enough to compare it.
  Posted by Geetanjali 10 yrs at 19th November,2011
please purchase beat. & beat all the cars . BeAt RoCkS!!!
  Posted by Vasanth at 5th September,2011
Hi, I have been using Hyundai i10 VTVT manual transmission ASTA variant from past 4 months. Problem is the mileage is poor at only 10kpl. I have been driving cars from past 10 years, this is my second car after M800 which used to give me 16kpl. After first service, it seems to be improved to 12-13, not as claimed by ARAI. Before first service, the Engine used to struggle to climb uphills and many times had to shift to first gear, the same uphill was climbed in 3rd gear in my M800. Now, it has improved, but the Service guy is saying everything is OK, you have driving problems (:. I did not test drive BEAT which I wanted to before buying i10, due to Chevy brand I did not go for it. Everyone is saying that ASS of Chevrolet is very good now and Beat would have saved me 70,000 against i10 with Auto AC, sun roof etc features.
  Posted by ayan das at 25th August,2011
I have purchased BEAT oct 2010. I live in kolkata which has the worst possible road compared to any other metros. Leave alone the traffic of rickshaws, autos and state buses with mindless drivers. My daily run is around 40 kms and I am getting a mileage of around 15 Kms with 50% AC. BEAT is an aawesome car for the city. Exeptional interiors , slighty sluggsigh on pickup but very fuel efficient. The best part of the engine is that Chevrolet has so designed it that in any gear u drive there will be little difference in mileage and hence great for city driving
  Posted by Ritwik Saha at 8th August,2011
Beat is much much much much better than i10. Go Beat. BEAT beats all.
  Posted by arijit patra at 15th July,2011
beat is a very good car there is no car offering the same features at its price.i am a user myself and would share my stats from past 6months- distance covered-2952km mileage city/highway-17/19 without ac 15/17 with ac service cost-none i am getting 3yrs service which is free and nice top speed-167kph(gps reading on phone)at 6300rpm pickup-good (it is getting better with driving) ac-dunno how correct it is but phone showed 25 deg on the back seat with outside temp of 42 deg.more or less pretty good interior quality-best in its class (confirmed autocar,overdrive,ndtv car and bike show) stability-good infact it was designed to be aerodynamic considering it as a sports car by its designer and if you see the concept model and production car both are very similiar.added to that bodyroll is very less due to its low height and can be improved greatly by fitting wider tyres*mileage will suffer* cons- boot space less. but if lots of space is needed them you can fold the rear seat towar
  Posted by jagdeep at 11th April,2011
Hi guys, i m from canada. i own a Toyota Corrolla and NIssan Sentra. we dont have i10 or beat here, but for looks i will go with BEAT. Thanks
  Posted by MOHD HASIB at 26th March,2011
beat is the best small car yet in indian market. that's why i bought this . i also have i10 but the mileage and performance of beat in better than i10. go for beat.
  Posted by Tom at 25th March,2011
Beat looks gorgeous....but the nextgen hyundai i10 is really giving a much better performance....so I would prefer the i10....haha.....catch the i
  Posted by Aagosh at 10th March,2011
Hey guys...beat is a fantabulous car, bt the only thing dats freakin me out is...wat abt its top speed...im really curious to knw that,, so plz rply...
  Posted by pankaj at 10th January,2011
hey all go for BEAT...... as its economical in all matter better service...luks fresh don go for i 10...chevy co is very
  Posted by Gtm at 28th December,2010
Since July 2010 I am using BEAT LT and I am more than satisfied customer as far as Performace, Style, Luxury and even Mileage @ 14 kmpl in CITY and 16+ kmpl on highway.
  Posted by Yusof Khan at 19th December,2010
beat PS and Ac - lower end model 3.80 with mileage of 15 to 16. Good A.s.s but unable to comment about engine. as for now it is peppy and very good. but its a new car. where as i10 irde 2 era basic model is 4.45 mileage 16 to 17. very good A.s.s spares are equal to gm. engine no worries.. 10k 50k even 1lak also no problem.. Engine ROCKS .. Resale Value of Beat after 3 yrs will be 1.5 to 2 lak where as i10 will sell for 3.5 ... i10 is way better than beat but it is not VFM ... Beat is really VFM and only point is Resale and question mark about the new engine for our Indian condition ... Chevy is top in abroad but not India.. am not into i10 or beat ... coz i love only Fiat and i own punto.. I know Fiat A.s.s and Resale sucks but the Engine and performance are wat better to other plastic cars.. the body is so wel built
  Posted by vishal at 7th December,2010
hi frends i am form himachal pradesh ,my usuage is less about 50 km in a week , plz suggest me any compact car below 5 lakh ,it should be maintainance free and good in himachal roads ,also our area dosent have all brand service centers
  Posted by Sachin at 4th December,2010
Hi Guys, Finally purchased a Beat LS on November03,2010. The Car is just awsome to drive.Initially the pickup in 3rd car was not that great,but after the first serve,it is brilliant and punchy. The FE am getting is 15Kmpl with 50% AC usage in City B2B traffic.
  Posted by pathania at 23rd November,2010
beat is unbeatable so i purchage this vehivle on new year.....
  Posted by bhupendra at 20th November,2010
beat is a very nice car.Driving is so good .so comfotable car beat is
  Posted by saalim at 19th November,2010
beat rockks
  Posted by Mohit Sewak at 19th November,2010
Hi all, I wanted to buy a petrol hatchback under 5L predominantly for city traffics (chennai office timing traffic around 6:30PM), and am known to be very thoughtful and highly choosy over my options (both over technical and non-technical specifications). Keeping upto my reputation i test drive almost all the good cars in this segment. The cars that i tested so far are- each around 20Km on all terrain/ traffic types (Day 1: Nissan Micra GL+, Day 2: i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa 2, Day 3: i10 Sportz Automatic, Day 4: Maruti Swift ZXI, Ford Figo Titanium, Day 5: Chevrolet Beat LT, Day 6 (yet to take) A Star Automatic) and here is a short description of my findings: Day 1: Nissan Micra Pros: Very Beautiful car, looks sturdy and big hatch bag, the only car to offer an air bag in the starting version, Electronic Power steering feels as if working in thin cloud, even Honda city cannot compare with its steering smoothness. Good suspensions. Spacey interiors (more than i10). Cool feature like mileage d
  Posted by Mohit Sewak at 19th November,2010
Hi all, I wanted to buy a petrol hatchback under 5L predominantly for city traffics (chennai office timing traffic around 6:30PM), and am known to be very thoughtful and highly choosy over my options (both over technical and non-technical specifications). Keeping upto my reputation i test drive almost all the good cars in this segment. The cars that i tested so far are- each around 20Km on all terrain/ traffic types (Day 1: Nissan Micra GL+, Day 2: i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa 2, Day 3: i10 Sportz Automatic, Day 4: Maruti Swift ZXI, Ford Figo Titanium, Day 5: Chevrolet Beat LT, Day 6 (yet to take) A Star Automatic) and here is a short description of my findings: Day 1: Nissan Micra Pros: Very Beautiful car, looks sturdy and big hatch bag, the only car to offer an air bag in the starting version, Electronic Power steering feels as if working in thin cloud, even Honda city cannot compare with its steering smoothness. Good suspensions. Spacey interiors (more than i10). Cool feature like mileage d
  Posted by afzal at 29th October,2010
beat is super than i10, good interior, super power, good ac, totaly exelent
  Posted by patricia at 25th October,2010
beat luks awesum !!
  Posted by Sachin at 14th October,2010
Nobody has given fuel efficiency numbers of i10 irde and Beat.Can someone please put some light on this.
  Posted by manthan at 12th October,2010
i am not fool. i like i10 very much as its torque is better than beat and its intireor is better than beat.i 10 's gear box is like a sport car so i like i10 very much so i don't think that iam a fool
  Posted by shivam at 12th October,2010
hey its beat is better than i 10 bt the company of hyundai is vry strong.thats why people nuy i10..but in my opinion beat is best by look n by feature .. u can see the top model of beat is very ver nice yr awesum bcoz of the automatic ac.n fog elements in backmirror n lots of features..i like beat .
  Posted by raja at 8th October,2010
beat is a superb car, anyone who thinks beat is third class, he is a fool.
  Posted by neha at 8th October,2010
beat is gr8
  Posted by manthan at 7th October,2010
beat is third class car and it is not comfort than i 10. beat's pick up was bad than maruti 800
  Posted by Sachin at 29th September,2010
Hi Experts, I am planning to buy a sub 4.5L Car. Really confused with Beat LS,i10Era with irde2 and ford figo petrol LXI. Figo is cheapest ,but ASS and mileage is NOT sure.Owners please reply. Beat Looks great but Boot space and rear windows make me concern.Owners please tell whether u get a jailed kind of feeling with this car when u sit on rear seat. i10 Era irde2.it is 100CC less.Other everything looks great.Mileage kitna hai...experts please please reply
  Posted by Sachin at 29th September,2010
Hi Experts, I am planning to buy a sub 4.5L Car. Really confused with Beat LS,i10Era with irde2 and ford figo petrol LXI. Figo is cheapest ,but ASS and mileage is NOT sure.Owners please reply. Beat Looks great but Boot space and rear windows make me concern.Owners please tell whether u get a jailed kind of feeling with this car when u sit on rear seat. i10 Era irde2.it is 100CC less.Other everything looks great.Mileage kitna hai...experts please please reply
  Posted by VIJU at 18th September,2010
Beat stands sturdy @ high speeds... top speed I've reached is 170kmph... Beat is so stable....One can't find any wobbling in the beat....Beat is the best affordable...striking hatchback...Unmatched cooling...
  Posted by bittu at 13th September,2010
beat izzz smokin dude
  Posted by nitin at 29th August,2010
beat is best than i10 really its a fully loded car with all features.
  Posted by manish at 23rd August,2010
all the glitters r nt gold 1!!!!!1 and i10 is hts car wth difference no comparission with bachha beat looks and interior ligghts attractive karne se car achi nahi banti sirf customer base banaya ja sakta hai .... i10 is the best car in its segment
  Posted by YASH at 22nd August,2010
BEAT IS THE BEAT OF ALL CARS
  Posted by hemant at 21st August,2010
i10 can never beat the BEAT,,infact 10 janam mein bhi nahi,what a car CHEVYBEAT hats off..and waaaoooo,,,thanks to general motors,
  Posted by DEEPU at 21st August,2010
A GREATCAR WITH PRACTICALIBITIES MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN I10,,EVEN U CANNOT COMPARE BETWEEN THEM,,,LOVE U BEAT
  Posted by HEMANT at 21st August,2010
BEAT IS A CLEARCUT WINNER,,,MUCH BETTER THAN I10
  Posted by DEEPU at 21st August,2010
BEAT IS THE ONE OF THE BEST CAR IN INDIA WITH GREAT PRACTICALIBITIS,,AND FAR BETTER THAN I 10,,
  Posted by Jesse at 19th August,2010
when it comes to engine, i10 1.2 plays a excellent performance compared to Ritz,Beat, Figo and even swift. You can skip this vehicle to 170 kmph without any shake in the vehicle.
  Posted by ankit at 15th August,2010
it was great
  Posted by Gokul at 14th August,2010
I think beat is better compared with styling ,performance and fuel efficiency.always general motors is best than maruti.
  Posted by nikki at 13th August,2010
im going to purchase a new car, can u suggest whether to buy beat or Ritz.
  Posted by Hetul at 13th August,2010
can you give me suggestion to buy bbeat or i10 which one is best to buy. i have to but the car between 4-5 lakhs
  Posted by tej at 6th August,2010
i m plannng to buy a beat wht coluor looks good on beat between blue n white help me out i m 26yrs n confused to go for wic colour
  Posted by Abhijit Roy at 2nd August,2010
i have gr8 expeience wid chevy beat 1.2 LT.the interior of d car is superb.in such a price u cant get a car better than this.its a fully loaded car wid a new sexy look..before beat i was using i10..but frankly speaking beat rocks. it has got a superb road grip.tilt steering ac wid climate control digital meters gud mileage n many more thing in such a price range is simply amazing.. guys go for beat..
  Posted by naman at 1st August,2010
I like chevy beat ............ i10 is worst car in the worlddd
  Posted by pankaj at 24th July,2010
i10 is the best of best
  Posted by Namish at 16th July,2010
Chevrolet Beat is very famous car
  Posted by sadhik at 13th July,2010
Maruti A star will come with Automatic transmission. A star is already a good car with good engine and returns class leading mileage. The i10 automatic is too costly and so, i will go for A star automatic.
  Posted by umang mishra at 12th July,2010
i10 is d best car.......nothin can beat dis ..lolzz....
  Posted by abhishek at 5th July,2010
i 10 rocks beat sucks due to low milage and pickup
  Posted by Asad Habib at 30th June,2010
In the small car segment none can beat the BEAT. Its sport and super sexy young look kills. Superb control on car even at high speed of 140 km/hr. Pickup have great boost in it. THE best car from CHEVY. Yepeee
  Posted by ankit at 25th June,2010
BEAT ROXX!! among small cars... even at the speed of 140 kmph handling was suprb... the style makes the hrt 'beat' racing!! lok wise no 1 stands bside beat!! mah heart 'beat'°°°°°
  Posted by K.Sreeni Gopinath at 19th June,2010
Shankar/Vinod, surely you can go for beat, I have driven it for more than 4000kms and found it very good for city and long drives, good control and road grip. A/C is very good but as i told earlier pick up in 2nd and 3rd gears is a concern, but value for money. Just go for a test drive first....best fo luck!.
  Posted by bhaskar at 17th June,2010
im going to purchase a new car, can u suggest whether to buy beat or i10.
  Posted by vinod at 15th June,2010
hi, am extremely confused with two particular cars one is chevy BEAT and i10… this would be my very first car and will be precisely using for around 5-6 years am an weekend driver,useage would be in bangalore alone, and occasional high way drives, am looking for comfortable and safety , beat is the one in my mind but quite worried about after sales service and spares and heard that rear seats are not spacious in chevy and am also looking for mileage and cheap maintaince car , i request u to suggest me the best which suites me ,,,thank u
  Posted by shankar at 14th June,2010
hi guys , Need a small clarification !! I'm little bit confused to buy Beat LS or I10 .. CAN U SUGGEST ME PLZ . b/w - is Beat Intergrated audio system is nice & hw abt the AC performance while Driving whether it strucks and goes smooth.. Waiting 4 ur rly srie@softcell.in
  Posted by AAMIR AMIN at 9th June,2010
BEAT IS BETTER THAN i10/RITZ IN BOTH STYLING AS WELL AS ECONOMY.I HAVE PURCHASED A CHEVY BEAT LS,AND I LIKED IT'S PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT.ITS INTERIOR DESIGNING IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE CARS WE ARE USED TO
  Posted by K. Sreeni Gopinath at 24th May,2010
Friends,I have purchaced Cheverolot Beat LS(white) a couple of months back, the perfomance is superb with its 16V DOHC engine. You can feel the smoothness after 60 km speed, but the initial pick up is a concern . The car is superb in its class in interior, styling and comfort. The car is well priced in its segment and is a better choice to A-star and i10. Its suspension is pretty good and the vechile is well balanced on it four wheels with suberb control on roads. You can feel the comfort on long drives and mileage with 16 to 17km/litre on highways is really good.
  Posted by hershsingh at 11th May,2010
i have i10 sportz model and i love it.this is faboulaos car
  Posted by shafi at 6th May,2010
it's look like as a foreign models its give royal look and main thing cheap and best.......beat beats every small car
  Posted by Sathya at 5th May,2010
Ritz rocks in the hatchback segment. Better than Beat / i10.
  Posted by BSM Forums at 27th April,2010
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  Posted by Bala at 19th April,2010
Beat Beats i10
  Posted by Daddy cool at 14th April,2010
Beat is the best car in its price range next to figo.
  Posted by Big Dady at 29th March,2010
Both r good cars n equally good but d difference in pricing is a lot,so BEAT
  Posted by rajan at 11th March,2010
Beat sucks
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