Chevrolet offers attractive cashback and even 2gm gold coins on the Beat while Spark gets treated to a substantial cash discount of Rs. 25,000. The good part—the deal includes the diesel version of the Beat too.
It seems that for Beat, Chevrolet has set its sights firmly on Ford Figo—it is perhaps harder to steal share from the segment No. 1 and No. 2, the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai i20. And so it has tried to widen the price gap between Beat and Figo—knowing well that Ford would be reluctant to discount its newly launched car immediately.
Chevrolet Beat diesel
Chevrolet Beat is an attractively priced car—it offers the cheapest diesel car in the premium hatchback segment at Rs. 4.53 lakh—which is a good Rs.30,000 less than the competing variant from Ford Figo. At the top-end, the price difference between Beat and Figo is Rs. 20,000.
Now, Chevrolet has sweetened the deal further with a 2gm gold coin. At present value, this translates into a discount of Rs. 6,200—and who knows how much it might be worth a few years down the line!
So, you stand to save between Rs. 26,000 and Rs. 36,000 depending on which model you choose.
Chevrolet Beat Petrol
Beat petrol models get a discount of Rs. 15,000 in cash. So, the entry level Beat 1.2 would now cost Rs. 3.59 lakh—instead of Rs. 3.74 lakh. The entry level Figo costs Rs. 3.85 lakh. Thus the discount increases to the price difference to a substantial Rs. 26,000. Both cars are similarly specx-ed with power steering and air conditioning but have little else.
The top end Petrol Beat is only Rs. 3,000 cheaper than the top-end Ford Figo. But the Rs.15,000 cash discount makes it Rs.18,000 cheaper.
There is an exchange bonus of Rs. 15,000 too—useful if you are trading in your older car.
General Motors has struggled to move Chevrolet Spark out of its showrooms with just 254 sold in September. So it is offering Rs. 25,000 cash discount in addition to Rs. 15,000 in exchange bonus. The cash discount reduces the price of the entry level Spark from Rs. 3.15 lakh to Rs. 2.9 lakh. Good in itself but it’s up against two formidable Maruti models—the new Alto 800 which starts at just Rs. 2.5 lakh and the very capable Alto K10 which starts at Rs. 3.17 lakh.
So, if you wanted to buy the Spark, then now is a good time. Otherwise, you have other options around that price range.
Discounts on Beat makes it an attractive buy this festive season. And while discounts on Spark are substantial, the car’s desirability is down as the sagging sales numbers suggest.