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Chevrolet launches LPG-fueled Beat in India

2010 Chevrolet Beat for India

Late last month, General Motors of India announced the launch of its 1.2-liter Smart-Tech engine. Less than a week after debuting that downsized mill, GM announced that is has been wedged in between the fenders of the Indian-market Chevrolet Beat. The subcompact Beat, officially the first vehicle to utilize the 1.2-liter Smart-Tech Engine, incorporates a multipoint sequential liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) injection system that allows the subcompact to run on either LPG or gasoline.

The Beat's on-board LPG tank holds 6.9 gallons of fuel and, when combined with the vehicle's gasoline capacity, allows the Beat to ramble down the road for up to 621 miles before refueling. The Beat is designed to automatically switch from LPG to gasoline if the fuel level drops too low. Furthermore, Chevrolet claims the LPG kit, which consists of a fuel tank, high-pressure pipes and a sequential injection system, does not reduce the Beat's interior space. The dual-fuel Beat puts out a tick less than 80 horsepower and a reasonable 77 pound-feet of torque. Hat tip to Shrawan!

[Source: Indian Autos Blog]

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