The 1.0-liter diesel engine has been developed by GM’s engineers in Europe and customized to suit Indian driving situation at the company’s technical center in Bangalore, according to the reports.
Karl Slym, president and managing director of General Motors India said that “We will hold the introductory price on the Beat diesel for the next 60 days, after which factors such as increased commodity pricing may come into play, which we may not be able to mitigate.”
GM India anticipates selling 4,000-5,000 units of the diesel variant of the Beat per month. The company sells 2,700-3,000 Beats each month, including the petrol and LPG versions.
GM India also makes other vehicles under the Chevrolet brand, together with the Spark and Aveo U-VA hatchbacks, the Optra and Aveo sedans, and the Tavera multi-utility vehicle.