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I was going through hatchback's comparison in current August issue of ACI and was shocked to know that BEAT was not there in comparison. I think it's a very potential car though I doesn't own it and I am waiting for its diesel version.   

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I was going through hatchback's comparison in current August issue of ACI and was shocked to know that BEAT was not there in comparison.

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I understand  that the beat was not included, but nor was the i10 Kappa.I too was intrigued, but ACI probably doesn't consider the i10 and Beat as premium hatches. The beat is much cheaper than your average premium hatch, say the i20 and offers less interior. The i10 was probably left out becuase of its bigger brother , the i20.

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ACI Ommited the Beat from that Mega Shootout, due to its Relatively Smaller Size, Proportions & Price positioning & Is Included in the New Wagon-R & i10 1.2 kappa category.

Ford Figo is though an Bridge in between these Categories, due to Segment Interfering Low-Price Tag & is included in both the categories of Budget Premium & Executive Hatchback Segment. 

 

Would we see beat diesel in coming months?

 

Its coming soon, probably by the 1st Quarter of Year2011 & will be powered by the

3-cylinder 1.0l version of 4-cylinder 1.3l Fiat's Multijet Diesel engine, powering Swift/Ritz, Indica Vista, Punto, etc.  

 

By the Way its LPG version coming earlier than that & it'll be probably out by the End of this Year.

dr_nishu2010-08-03 13:23:00

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Even if it were included' date=' it would have finished last.

It lags behind in every department(INCLUDING styling)[/quote']act the

I beg to differ. Though I personally don't like the looks of the Beat, most people who just love the looks.

In fact the people at ACI too are all in praise for the Beat's styling.

It is one of the class leaders in the plastic quality 'department'. Another point where it strikes the hot iron is that it is absolutely VFM. So  one can't say that it lags behind in every department, and definitely not on the styling front.

arkboypunk12010-08-03 15:53:05

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Beat belongs to A*, Wagon R & i10's segment where the Beat score over the rest in many depts, to name a few,

Best Exteriors, Suspension, Highway Stability, Cheap maintainance for 3 yrs, segment first Diesel(soon), sequential injection LPG(soon)

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In fact the people at ACI too are all in praise for the Beat's styling.

I am not ACI's puppet that I blindly follow what they say.

The styling is crap and looks are a personal choice.

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Somewhat agree with Nishu but it should have been included as it is a 1.2litre car and is with the same league as the others.

Indeed Beat has some weaker areas but then no car is just perfect.

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I am not ACI's puppet that I blindly follow what they say.

The styling is crap and looks are a personal choice.

Look' date=' I know (rather guessed) you are not ACI's 'puppet', but mind you, I was contradicting what you said.

This is what you said-

 

Even if it were included, it would have finished last.

It lags behind in every department(INCLUDING styling)

You say the Beat will lag behind in terms of styling and all departments

Now look at what I said-

In fact the people at ACI too are all in praise for the Beat's styling.

I say, the people at ACI are all in praise for the Beat's styling, VFM and interior quality. In such a scenario, how is the Beat going to be given poor ratings in an ACI test, when the people at ACI feel it has an edge over some models in some spheres?

Eg- If the Beat was in the test, ACI would've most definitely rated it ahead of the Maruti brothers, Indica Vista and Grande Punto in terms of interior quality.

So there is non saying if or if not the Beat would  come last in such a test by ACI.

Lastly, about the so called 'crappy' styling, please read my 2nd  post again.

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