Gaurav Bhargava wants to know whether he should go for the Wagon R Duo LPG or the Chevrolet Beat Diesel.  He clocks around 1,100 kms every month and wants the community to help him decide which car would be better for him.

Now the Beat diesel starts at Rs. Rs. 4.29 lakh while the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Duo starts at Rs. 4 lakh which makes it a more affordable. However if Gaurav wants better performance the Beat diesel will give him much more punch.

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The Wagon R on the other hand has an edge when it comes to space and rear seat comfort. It has decent leg room and exceptional headroom in this segment. Hence the Wagon R is a better bet for him if he is planning to travel with more than two people.

Another thing Gaurav must take in account is the fact that he won’t find LPG pumps in abundance and that can be a problem especially when going out of station. Diesel on the other hand is available in all parts of the country and the Beat with its claimed mileage of 24 kmpl is a very fuel efficient car. In terms of design the Beat has an edge over the Wagon R, which even in its ‘Blue eyed boy’ avatar is boxy and old school.

But like CarToqmember Aravind Anbu pointed out, dual fuel cars don’t offer the same performance and low maintenance costs that single fuel cars do in the long run. What would you suggest Gaurav, should he go for Maruti Suzuki’s trusted hatch or Chevrolet’s sharply designed diesel small car?


  1. Beat Diesel…the Ultimate Hatch to go for at the Moment…with the new Innovative Diesel Engine that Gives a Great Mileage of 20+ kmpl embedded with those Great
    Head-Turning Looks, it’s far Better than the MSI’s Tried & Tested Wagon R. Anyone Seeking a Hatch with Awesome Mileage & Eye-Catching Looks should go for the Chevrolet Beat Diesel without any Second Thought!!

  2. ?@somveer: buddy if u lyk driving mostly in city dn go for swift &if u want lot of features for ur bucks dn go for i20.a great highway car.

  3. Go with the Chevy man. :) 1. Super Looks(subjective though) 2. GM’s Low Maintenance 3.Interior Quality 4. Performance better than the Wagon-R(have driven both) 5. Looking at the no.of kms you drive a Diesel makes sense. 6. Do also have a look at the Maruti Suzuki Ritz as both fall into the same category.

  4. Chevrolet Beat rocks! Its my personal experience,,, great looks,, very comfortable and trusted GM quality!

  5. if u r constantly travelling with more than 2 people the wagon r should be better for the rear passengers of the lot , else the cute and sporty looking beat..but an lpg fitted wagon r seriously leaves some doubts about overtaking and gear shifts Do have a look at the tata indica vista and maruti ritz.

  6. I am driving wagon r and my friend z using beat.
    both are good but as compare 2 beat wagon r is more comfertable and spacious.
    and the boot space is also good in wagon r compare 2 beat.
    the only benefit in beat is the three year maintanance.

  7. Thanks guys for your views!

    I m also in favor of Beat diesel due to all those prons mentioned in the article n in your comments. However, my interest with the Wagon R aroused coz of its easy entry, exit n seat height useful for some elderly pupil in my family & low maintenance cost on being a petrol maruti vehicle wlth the LPG which runs @2/- per km.

    Although, as said in the article if it is a f

  8. anytime Beat diesek is a superb car.with gr8 mileage and cool looks.i like its interiors and specialyy its cluster.and also rear door handle.The car looks sporty diesel beat is a good option.Gm 3 yrs maintanenece is also worth.Maruti cars r very common only the advantage in wagon r compare to beat is it has a good space and A.S.S and resale value……but still I will suggets u dnt go for any maru

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