Chevrolet India is currently testing the Beat Diesel in India. OnCars.in is reported that the new Beat Diesel will carry the XSDE nametag on the car which stands for “Xtra Smart Diesel Engine” which is expected to be launched in the month of June 2011.
The word “Smart” has appeared twice before on the Beat’s marketing strategy. During the launch last year, three keywords GM described the Beat with were tough, sexy and smart. Two months ago, the Beat received a modified petrol engine capable of handling LPG fuel under the name “Smartech.”
We already know that the 1.0-litre three cylinder motor is a derivative of the 4-cylinder Multi-jet engine that is already doing the job under Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Indica Vista & Fiat Linea & Punto. The engine will generate 57PS of power and 145Nm of torque and its Powertrain development facility in Bangalore has played an important hand in its development. The locally-manufactured diesel engine, strapped to the Beat, may return close to 24kmpl.
Also see – Spied – Chevy Beat TCDi (June Launch)
Video of Chevrolet Beat XSDE Diesel Caught Testing –
Source – OnCars.in