Car Comparison – Chevrolet Beat Vs Hyundai i10; Which One Is Better And Why ?

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Which car should I buy ? Hyundai i10 Or Chevrolet Beat ?

If the above question is confusing you, don’t worry. I will share some important points of both these cars which will help you make your decision. The launch of Chevrolet Beat has created a new competition between Chevrolet and Hyundai

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 vs Chevrolet Beat

Chevrolet Beat

I recently visited a friend of mine who wants to buy a new car. His budget is up to Rs. 4 Lakhs and he wants to but a compact car for his family of 4. At the same time, comfort and convenience is very important to him, so is the low cost of maintenance and reliability.

He was confused between Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. In this article I will compare basic features of Hyundai i10 1.1 iRDE / Hyundai i10 Kappa Engine and Chevrolet beat side by side.

In the below Table, I will compare important Specification,  features and price of Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. I will be comparing the Chevrolet Beat  PS and LS variant  / Hyundai iRDE 1.1 Era / Hyundai i10 1.3 Kappa Magna variant. I am considering all three with metallic paint. I will highlight the box text with green color for which the I find the attribute as best among all three cars.

Chevrolet Beat 1.2 PS Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LS Hyundai i10  1.1 iRDE Era Hyundai i10 1.2 Kappa Magna

Price (Ex. Showroom Delhi)

Rs. 3,34,990

Rs. 354,990

Rs. 3,70,461

Rs. 3,96,463

Engine capacity

1.2 Liter

1.2 Liter

1.1 Liter

1.2 Liter

Max Power in BHP

80.5

80.5

66.6

80

Max Torque in Nm

108

108

99

112

Valve-train type

16 Valve, DOHC

16 Valve, DOHC

12 Valve , SOHC

16 Valve, DOHC

Wheel Size

R14

R14

R13

R13

Tubeless Tyres

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Body colored bumpers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Body Colored Side Door Handles

No

No

No

Yes

Body Colored Tail Gate Handle

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Power Steering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tachometer (RPM meter)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Tilt Steering

No

No

No

Yes

Internally Adjustable Outside Mirrors

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Air conditioner with heater

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Windows Front

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Windows Rear

No

No

No

Yes

Battery Saver

Yes

Yes

No

No

Central Locking

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Passenger Vanity Mirror

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Day/Night Rear View Mirror

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Warranty

3 years / 100000 Kms

3 years / 100000 Kms

2 years

2 years

Fuel Mileage as per ARAI

18.6 KMPL

18.6 KMPL

17.8 KMPL

18.1 KMPL

Interior Color

Black

Black

Beige

Beige

Total Score (Green colored boxes)

15

19

10

19

I have tried to compare the important Performance / Luxury / Safety and Convenience.  The Chevrolet Beat 1.2  LS comes very close to Hyundai 1.2 Kappa Magna in terms of features, but considering the price difference of Rs. 41,000 which is a big difference (approximately 11 % more the cost of Chevrolet Beat LS) .

But if you compare the features which i10 Kappa 1.2 Magna offers and compare them with somewhat equivalent LS Model of Chevrolet Beat 1.2, then the price of i10 Kappa seems slightly overpriced.

Should I Select Hyundai i10 or Chevrolet Beat

I will rule out i10 1.1 iRDE from this competition because of its low engine power and torque for a fair competition. For details read – Hyundai i10 1.1 iRDE vs Hyundai i10 1.2 Kappa.

Case 1  – You have constrained budget and want high value for money  – Go for Chevrolet Beat 1.2 PS – Its the best value for money.

Case 2  – You have flexible budget, you want comfort and value for money  – Go for Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LS – Its the best balance between budget and Luxury.

Case 3  – You are not much worried about budget and want high luxury and convenience  – Go for i10 Kappa 1.2 Magna – Its the best in terms of convenience and luxury.

Hope this comparison helps you make a correct choice.