New Chevrolet Beat To Be Launched In India In 2017

Chevrolet Spark can’t be manufactured in India without the automaker making significant investments is known to all. But did you know that the company will be heavily redesigning the current Beat and make it an all-new vehicle? Here’s some news!!!

The next-generation Chevrolet Beat won’t adopt the M2 platform of international spec-2016 Spark. In terms of equipments and design, the new model will share plenty of parts with 2016 Spark. Just like the Spark’s grownup interior, the automaker doesn’t want Beat to feature it, which means it will have Chevrolet signature 3-spoke steering wheels, revised dashboard, normal analogue-digital instrument cluster, and more. Also, the redesigned Chevrolet Beat would be seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system.Chevrolet Beat To Be Launched In India In 2017

Motivation for the Beat would come from a new three-cylinder 1.2 liter petrol and 1.0 liter diesel engine. The time frame is yet to be announced, nonetheless, reports suggest that General Motors would bring the new Beat to India by 2017. Not to forget, the automaker is also planning to make India its global production hub for compact vehicles. All they need to do is capitalize a better marketing strategy. What do you think?


List Of New Cars Offered Under End Of The Year Discounts: 2014

Year is about to end and the automakers vying to sell as much as possible in order to reach the sales target, and also to clear the inventory of current’s year production, which will be then left idle soon when the 2015 would commence.

Followed down are the discounts made available on cars in India that are needed to be cleared up from the stockyard as soon as possible.

Ford Figo

Ford’s hatchback is about to get a new version in the coming year. Rolling benefit for buyers, it became affirmed the company is offering exchange bonus worth of Rs 20,000, free insurance of Rs 29,000 and loyalty bonus worth of Rs 5,000, which totals up to Rs 54,000.

Ford Figo

Chevrolet Beat

Chevrolet has launched the Beat facelift in India this year, but it seem there is some lackluster in selling them. The discounts worth of RS 65,000 can be bifurcated as: free insurance up to Rs 20,000 (from Bajaj Allianz), loyalty bonus of Rs 20,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 25,000.

Chevrolet Beat

Hyundai Eon

Hyundai offered up to Rs 30,000 discount on Eon. The additional cash benefit from insurance of Rs 12,000 depends upon the trim bought.

Hyundai Eon

Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-and B-Class had diminutively sold numerous examples on the Indian roads, adding more them would be disappointing either. Approving discounts up to Rs 2 lakh is just a cool strategic move.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class

Hyundai Santa Fe

Facelift of Hyundai Sante Fe was bound to gain impressive results from the marker, and it seems the maker is successfully doing so. Discounts of a mere Rs 2 lakh on its huge price tag convey the selling point of Hyundai behind this model is still going strong.

Hyundai Santa Fe


BMW X1 facelift with the negligible nip and tucks is one of the biggest and longest compact SUV in its category, but despite being the rear-wheel drive that too with a powerful diesel engine still hadn’t managed to go without this huge discount of Rs 6 lakh. Must say, the cut-throat retails competition is streaking hard in this segment.



The mid-size SUV of BMW, X3, can now be availed at the price lesser by Rs 2 lakh due to the discount offered.


Audi Q3

The immediate rival to BMW X1, Audi Q3 with coupe-type egress seating arrangement at rear and a powerful all-wheel drive Quattro has kept the magic alive, the reason why only a discount of Rs 2 lakh is provided in comparison to the others.

Audi Q3

Audi Q5

Once again, the mid-size SUV rival of BMW X3, Audi Q5 too is offered after a nominal deduction of Rs 3 lakh.

Audi Q5

BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series, flagship sedan of the automaker, had chopped off a million from the price tag. Offered for a hefty discount of Rs 10 lakh, the price tag seems to have become very interesting, but it doesn’t matters very distinctly to the king-types pf customers who are its typical buyers.

BMW 7-Series

BMW 5-Series

Categorized as the mid-size sedan, the 5-Series that appears to be a flagship but it isn’t, too gained a discounted price label lesser by up to Rs 6 lakh.

BMW 5-Series

BMW 3-Series

This entry-level sedan of BMW now became more tempting to buy as the company has cropped the prices by up to Rs 4 lakh.

BMW 3-Series

Audi A8.

The biggest Audi sedan in India, A8, begs to differ from the rest in a number of ways. The discount of up to Rs 6 lakh leads the buyers to opt for a number of features that it holds in optional list where rival follows them as standard. It too straps number of engine options to suit the driving fetish of owners at times.

Audi A8

Audi A4

The smallest Audi sedan and also the most affordable until the A3 is launched, A4 still finding many homes and when offered for a discount of up to Rs 5 lakh it becomes attractive than before.

Audi A4

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The new E-Class is the most distinct car of its repertoire. Design speaking of the aura itself and toppled by a discount of up to Rs 4 lakh it becomes the only car from the automaker of this body-type to get listed here.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Manchester United Edition of Chevrolet Beat And Sail Launched In India

Football Fever – the stint that had grimed everyone in the world these days hasn’t claimed an exception for the Chevy.  Launched the Manchester United limited edition versions of its Beat and Sail hatchbacks in India, the Chevrolet resorted to them to mark the celebration of a seven-year t-shirt sponsorship contract with the football team.

Describing it in detail, the car is done with the Manchester United Decals, Alloy Wheels, Special Seat Covers, Music System, Illuminated Sill Plates, OSRVM’s with Blinkers, Roof Rails and exclusive branding.

SAIL Hatchback Manchester United Edition

Hitting the sales floor from today, limited edition cars are available for the LS variant in the popular Super Red colour in both petrol and diesel options.

Commenting it in detail, Arvind Saxena, President and Managing Director, GM India said, “We are proud to announce the launch of the Chevrolet Beat and SAIL Hatchback Manchester United Editions for football fans in India. Available in limited quantity, the models celebrate Chevrolet’s Shirt Sponsorship with Manchester United beginning today.”

“The two models showcased at the recent 2014 Indian Auto Expo have been designed by our engineers at the General Motors Technical Center India (GMTC-I) in Bangalore on popular customer demand with exclusive Manchester United livery kits. These specially designed models will cost only Rs 69,000 over the original versions,” Mr. Saxena added.

Chevrolet Beat

For the added excitement, Manchester United Chevrolet Beat and SAIL will conclude the multi-city tour called ‘Chevrolet Fast Moves’ on July 8 in India. A golden opportunity will be given to two winners via a contest by GM India in which they will be entitled with a friend each to watch the legendary team’s first match in North America in August 2014. The winners of the contest will be announced on July 10, 2014.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift Spotted in India

Chevrolet Beat facelift remains on the hot cascade when talked about upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2014. We guess the Beat was the first model plate to revolutionize diesel engine in the times of soaring petrol prices for the regarded segment. The wait for its facelift now seems to be getting over, and we received spy-shots on web portraying two facelifted test-mules spotted in “India”.

Regulars here would remember, last week reported about the Beat facelift doing winter test rounds somewhere in Europe with heavy camouflages, now the spotted ones have shredded a lot of them and are revealing the changes to be seen only on the ‘front grille’ and ‘front bumpers’. No other changes, apart from said can be seen. In fact, the rear door handles which were placed onto the doors for those European-spotted Beat, remains inside the C-pillar on test-mules of our shores.

However, spotting these test mules is not the confirmation for it to be making foray into our fraternity, because both of them are the ‘Left-hand drive’ variants, and it may be possible that the European-version would do its business on our shores.

Chevrolet Beat Facelift

Confronting technicalities, the Chevrolet will continue its legacy with 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre diesel engine, and a LPG variant in India. Till the Delhi Auto 2014 arrives, stay tuned to our website for more automotive stuffs.

Chevrolet Beat

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Chevrolet Beat Now Gets Silver Inserts and Adjustable Driver Seat

During these days of monsoon, there are blasts happening in the automotive fraternity with respect to prices and number of features offered. Entering one ore name in the list after Nissan Micra Active, it is the Chevrolet Beat who had finally decided to make up with the aspiring context of Indians who are chrome hungry and are fuel efficient.

Rolling down the new Beat on ground, Chevy is now offering silver inserts on the upholstery and height adjustment for driver’s seat.

Well, the adjustable driver seat is one of the features that B and B+ segment are demanding a lot. Hopefully, there are good chances that Chevy now can maintain the numbers of its most favorite Beat which has seen steep a drop in the recent times.

In addition, being so small Chevrolet had provided it the Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine with 3 cylinder that yields magnificent fuel economy of 25.44 kmpl as per Arai. The petrol version of 1.2L is juicing out the 18.6 kmpl of fuel efficiency which us capable of working on LPG too.

Chevrolet Beat

2013 Chevy Beat likely to appear by second quarter

General Motor had already revealed the Chevrolet Beat Facelift at the Paris Motor Show last year and is now planning for its Indian launch. The company has yet not revealed any official statement about the launch but according to the sources, the launch will take place in Q2 of 2013.

Mechanically the car is still the same but has incorporated some styling and cosmetic changes that gives it a sportier look. Chevrolet Sail sedan and Enjoy MPV will be the first vehicle from the company to hit the Indian market this year. They will be revealed possibly in January or February this year.

2013 Chevy Beat likely to appear by second quarter

The new Beat comes with revised front bumper, grille and better placed fog lamps. At the same time the back tail lamps have also been revised. The car has also received high mounted LED lamp embedded in the spoiler just above the window. Interior has yet not received any major changes, but has got a new center console.

Under the hood vehicle is still the same, both diesel and petrol engine has been retained as they were already working great and are good for the city rides. The reliability and fuel economy of the engine are other factors that have allowed the company to keep these engines.

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Deals for the month of October 2011

Ahh! This time across we are bringing in the deals for the month a bit late. Usually we compile the list by the starting of each month and most often follow up with another series in the same month. However, this time around, it took an unusually long time to get the details fixed up. So, without any further ado, here are the deals for the month of October 2011.


The manufacturer is as it is having its hands full with the newly launched XUV500 and hence to bring the focus onto its other models, the manufacturer is offering some heavy discounts. The Scorpio is readily available off the shelf and hence there are no discounts on this one. The upmarket version of the Mahindra Xylo, the E series gets a free insurance package plus a 2 years extended warranty package. The D series which is targeted for the taxi segment gets no discounts. There are no discounts being offered on the newly launched Bolero and also the Thar. The diesel variant of the Verito gets no discounts while the petrol one gets Rs 20k off its sticker price.

Mahindra Verito


The Chevrolet Spark now comes in with very nice Rs 57k off its sticker price. This makes it approximately 20 percent cheaper to buy. If buyers want, they can opt for a Mahindra scooter in exchange of the Rs 57k. The Spark’s younger brother, the Beat is also offered with a Rs 31k cash discount. However this magnamity extends only to the petrol variants and the diesel variants don’t have any discounts on them.

Chevrolet Beat


In lieu of the upcoming launch of the Hyundai Eon, Hyundai Motors is offering generous cash discounts of upto Rs 50k off on its small car, the i10. This offer extends to all the variants of the i10 and includes the Rs 15k exchange bonus as well.

Hyundai i10


The biggest gamble that Honda played has actually paid off. The slumping sales of the City have seen a significant boost following its Rs 65k off offer. The offer still continues. More than 10 percent of the car’s ex-show room price is being waived. This big heated feeling shown by Honda may also be to the fact that a new face-lifted City is just around the corner. The Jazz also comes in now at a much cheaper price tag and infact Jazz deliveries are now hitting at a 6 months waiting period deadline.

Honda Jazz


Facing some slump in sales following the initial interest by the car buying public in the Etios, Toyota have decided to offer discounts to boost the sales. This is the first time since its launch that the Etios is being offered with discounts. About Rs 25k is being offered by Toyota dealers off the sticker price of the Etios petrol and this includes the insurance part also. No discounts are being offered on the diesel variant or even on the Liva hatchback.

Toyota Etios petrol

GM to Showcase Electric Variant Beat this Month

GM India will soon showcase the electric variant of their Beat hatchback, sometime this month. This comes exactly a year following the company dissolved their partnership with Reva to develop small electric cars. The new Beat electric variant is built in-house via support from their worldwide technical teams.

According to sources, the electric variant will have a 130km range with batteries that require an 8 hour charge. The electric engine could deliver around 45kW or 60hp that would make it as powerful as the various compact models available in market.

A company official said that they plan to showcase their technology as well as arrange test drives for some people. These vehicles are to be assembled from parts globally sourced and designed. They are not going to introduce it immediately as they don’t have the proper infrastructure for electric vehicles in India as of yet.

Exactly a year ago, in May, the company had exited from their partnership with the Reva Co., as M & M bought a large stake of 55.2% in Reva. Under their original plan, the venture of GM-Reva was supposed to produce an electric variant of Chevrolet Spark by 2010-end.

The Chevrolet Beat will be powered by a 1l diesel motor from July onwards. This will make it the smallest passenger vehicle diesel engine to be sold in India. The engine could also be available in other GM small cars such as the Spark and the U-va.

The company’s MD and President, Karl Slym, said that they missed the small car market as they did not offer a diesel variant. They expect this version to bring in 70% share in the overall sales of the model.

Another company official said that currently the new diesel motor option is only available for their Beat model; however they will introduce other options going ahead.

GM will also produce three more motors, which include another diesel motor, below 1.5l in capacity at their new plant in Talegaon. Of these, two motors are likely to be utilized in their mid-size Chevrolet Sail sedan that is expected to be launched in early 2012. Currently the plant produces the 1l diesel and the 1.2l petrol motors.

Deals for the month of June 2011

The month of May 2011 saw many manufacturers registering good sales figures. The searing heat wasn’t a deterrent to car sales as there were many good deals on offer. However many banks, some of them the leading ones had recently hiked the car loan interest by about 1 percent. So more and more car buyers are looking at their saved resources instead of approaching a bank. Lower loan amount is the call of the day whereas higher down payments rule the roost. However some dealers are of the opinion that the rise in interest rates hasn’t cut down the demand for automobiles. As much as 70 percent of the buyers still choose a loan for their car buying needs. Car loans is the one single factor which is the leading thing for a growth in the bank’s shoot graph. Innovative schemes are the talk of the town with some of the manufacturers coming in with a 0.50 discount in the interest rates if the customer opts for a finance scheme which borders on the 80 percent line. Even if the customer opts for a longer tenure, the bank may give him a discount of 0.25 percent on the interest rates. This month, though there are a very few discounts coming up. Here is the list of them.

Chevrolet :

The General’s right arm wing in India, Chevrolet are offering their eye catching small car, the Chevrolet Beat with a more bang for buck proposition. The Beat was known to be a value for money small car however with the current discount of Rs 30k, it sounds like even more better deal. The Rs 30k discount translates into almost a whopping 10 percent off the car’s base price. This deal includes the free first years’ insurance package which means upto Rs 12-15k off depending on the variant chosen. The dealer would throw in a Rs 5k gift cheque or even provide you for GM certified accessories for the same price. If you are a Chevrolet owner who wants to exchange his car for the new Beat, then the GM dealer would give you Rs 10k as exchange bonus. Some of the dealers were saying that this was lure for the Chevrolet Spark owners who were willing to trade in their Spark for the Beat.

Honda :

The car maker has been troubled with the recent floods and Tsunami destroying its smooth operations in Japan. So as a rare sign of magnamity, Honda is offering their bread and butter model, the Honda City with cash discounts. This cash discount may be the direct result of the Volkswagen Vento overtaking the City as far as sales are concerned. The automatic City gets Rs 15k as a discount while the manual variant gets Rs 10k off. This should be enough to give some troubles to the Volkswagen Vento.

Maruti Alto :

The number 1 selling car across India, the Maruti Suzuki Alto has some competition from the small car from Tata Motors, the Nano. Hence to counter this Maruti brought about some engine upgrades and stuff. However not being content with that, Maruti is offering upto Rs 36 k off on the Alto models namely F8 and K10. On the 800 cc F8 model, Maruti is offering a flat Rs 18k cash discount whereas for the larger engined Alto K10, Maruti are offering a Rs 25k discount. This is besides the Rs 11k off exchange bonus that the car maker is offering for exchanged cars at the dealerships. This makes the deal for India’s number 1 small car even sweeter.

Nissan Micra :

The Nissan Micra is the highest selling model from its stable and it has helped the Japanese manufacturer to find a foot hold in the Indian car market. However the Micra cannot hold a candle as far as upsetting its more established competitors is concerned. So the company is resorting to the discounts thing here. The company is offering a free insurance package on the top end diesel as also petrol models. This means savings of upto Rs 16,000 on the Nissan Micra.

Tata Safari :

The Tata Safari replacement is just around the corner and for the time being, in a bid to move stocks of this very capable SUV, Tata Motors are offering a cash discount of Rs 5k on any variant of the Safari. Moreover, as a good will gesture towards customers who are exchanging their existing cars, Tata Motors is ready to pay them a Rs 10k exchange bonus as well. Hurry up since this offer is only for 15 days.

These were some of the small offers that the manufacturers have brought out in a bid to capture the car market and also boost their sales figures.

The cool factor in cars – the car with the best AC within Rs 10 lakhs bracket

Summer has set in and it is unusually hot. Blame it on the global warming thing but then eventually one has to bear it over. Even with the AC on full clip, I have seen many people sweating and this isn’t limited to the home AC but also to a car AC. This actually gave me a thought as to which car AC within the Rs 12 lakhs bracket would be the best. For this gargantuan task, we compiled a list of the cars which are scorching the sales chart according to their respective manufacturers. Not only this, we had to check out the standard procedure of rating the car’s AC. For this one of our staffers came up with an idea. Why not preheat the interiors of the cars by making them stand in the scorching sun and then start the AC and the drive the car for a fixed distance of 15 kms? Yes, this idea should do it. Next, we had to select the route and it was finally decided that it would be a mix of highway and city driving. The area near Majiwada junction connecting the Kalyan Bhiwandi bypass was selected along with Ghodbunder road to add to the city highway mix. So what we have got here is that once the cars are started after being baked in the sun, the AC would be kept on full blast. Electronic thermometers made their way inside the cars to check for the heat quotient. Though the cooling performance of a car depends vastly on its greenhouse, it also shows as to what manufacturers can do to ensure that their products reign supreme in this competitive world.

Hatchbacks :

Fiat Grande Punto : While the Fiat Grande Punto may be a capable hatch and one which has done the job of reviving Fiat’s fortunes in India, it is still not the first choice amongst many car buyers. For the overall distance, the Fiat Grande Punto’s AC could only chill the cabin to 32.9 degree Celsius.

Fiat Palio : The Fiat Palio is Fiat’s oldest warhorse in India. It shares some of its components with the Grande Punto and hence recorded an almost similar temperature of 33 degree Celsius.

Maruti Alto K10 : The Alto K10 is the recent upgraded version which has seen an engine change and also some styling revisions. The Alto’s managed just to be just better than that of the Fiat twins by recording a temperature of 30.8 degree Celsius.

Hyundai Santro Xing : The smallest offering from the Korean company had impressed us in its real world AC performance however with the statistics coming into play, it managed to cool down the cabin temperature to 31.2 degree Celsius. Seems that the time has come now for Hyundai to give it a salute and retire it. But then recently I saw an ad on the telly showing Hyundai coming up with a new variant with some goodies thrown in. Must salute their “Never Say Die” attitude.

Chevrolet Spark : This small car offering from Chevrolet certainly wasn’t much of a performer in the AC stakes even when we had compared it recently and with the statistics thrown in, it cooled down the cabin to 30.4 degree Celsius. Just about average.

Maruti Ritz : The Maruti Ritz has always impressed us with its all round abilities and now it was the time of its AC to impress us all. The Ritz’s AC cooled the cabin down to 28.2 degree Celsius from the scorching 50 degrees that it was in. Awesome for a small car is what we can say on this one.

Hyundai i10 : The recently face lifted Hyundai i10 displayed good performance from its engine and its light cheery interiors seem to be a good place to be in. Now, you would have one more reason for buying this Korean and that is its AC. The AC brought down the temperature to 28.6 degree Celsius.

Tata Nano : The smallest car in this comparison, the Tata Nano was the dark horse amongst the lot. It recorded better figures than all the aforementioned cars with its final reading standing at 27.8 degree Celsius. This inspite of an engine which almost intrudes inside the cabin. Impressive car with wide variety of talents.

Tata Indica Vista : The Vista with a larger greenhouse than the Tata Nano also was one of the better hatchbacks in this category with the temperatures plummeting to 29 degree Celsius in the designated route.

Maruti A-star : The Maruti A-star may not have set the sales chart on fire however its air conditioner’s capacity to reduce the heat inside the cabin is tremendous. The AC reduced the temperature to 27.6 degree Celsius from 50 degree Celsius.

Chevrolet Beat : The funky new Beat has everything going for it including its climate control system which cooled the cabin to 27.5 degree Celsius. The Beat’s AC coil and condenser system is definitely uprated than that of the Spark.

Nissan Micra : The Nissan Micra is the bread and butter model of the Nissan lineup. The Micra went one step up above that of the Beat by cooling the cabin to 27.3 seconds. The compact looking Micra is small in dimensions but best on features and interior space. Now even the AC works in its favor.

VW Polo : The Volkswagen Polo is the premium hatch which has been bringing in good business to the VW brand. However its AC doesn’t seem to be as powerful as its exterior looks suggest. The cabin temperature came down to 28.7 degree Celsius during the course of our test route.

Hyundai I20 : Hyundai cars have always performed well in AC tests however this time around, the tables were turned for the small big hatch, the i20. The i20’s cabin was cooled only to 29.6 degree Celsius from the 50 degree standard.

Skoda Fabia : The VW Polo’s cousin, the Skoda Fabia, also had similar performance like the VW car, standing at an overall 29 degree Celsius. Both the Polo and the Fabia have larger greenhouses to cool and this may be taking a toll in cooling the cabin effectively.

Honda Jazz : The biggest of the hatchbacks, the Honda Jazz has wide talents and cooling the cabin effectively can be called as one of its talents. Our thermometer showed the temperature as 27.2 degree Celsius after the test run. Impressive enough for a car with such a large greenhouse.

Ford Figo : The small car which ran away with all the accolades for the year 2010,m the Ford Figo, amazed us with its cooling speed, which cooled the baked cabin to 26.4 degree Celsius, in our test run. Not only is the car highly capable but it can now be also called as one of the coolest cars one can own with a strict budget on hand.

Chevrolet U-VA : The long forgotten spacious hatch from GM, the Chevrolet U-VA can teach a trick or two to the new breed of hatches. It cooled the cabin down by almost half the temperature at which it started at, with the final result reading as 25.4 degree Celsius.

Maruti Estilo : The recently revamped Estilo, which shares its mechanical bits with the rest of the Marutis attained a cabin temperature of 25.8 degree Celsius during the course of our test route.

Maruti Swift : The 5 year old car from Maruti still has a lot of life left in it with its climate control system cooling down the cabin to 26.4 degree Celsius on the route of our test.

Maruti Wagon R : Not only does the Wagon R share its engine with the Estilo but it also shares its AC components. However it bettered the figures of the Maruti Estilo by cooling the cabin temperature to 24.5 degree Celsius.

Toyota Etios : The Toyota Etios is Toyota’s newest baby in the Indian sedan segment. It is Toyota’s cheapest offering as well in the Indian car market. However the AC cooling wasn’t at its best with the cabin temperature dropping to 33.7 degree Celsius during the course of the test.

Tata Indigo Manza : The Manza Elan showed why Tata cars are much better in the AC stakes than the other cars in its comparison. The cabin temperature reached 28.7 degree Celsius from where it started at.

Fiat Linea : The Fiat Linea is one Italian beauty which will mesmerize everyone with its looks however inside the cabin, things really seem hot as this beauty doesn’t cool the cabin temperature as effectively as the others in its segment. The cabin temperature read as 36.7 degree Celsius.

Chevrolet Aveo : The Aveo, the long forgotten cousin of the U-VA hatchback makes its presence felt in the cooling department with the cabin reaching temperatures of 29.4 degree Celsius during our tests.

Maruti SX4 : The SX4, though having an automatic climate control system still doesn’t manage to cool the cabin as effectively as its competitors. The cabin temperature reached only 29.9 degree Celsius after all the heavy blowing that the vents were doing.

Mahindra Verito : The newly christened Mahindra Verito sedan has got some equipment to boast of as also some design elements to stray away from the boxy earlier design. Like, we must have experienced in Meru cabs, the AC of this car performs extremely well and even in the Verito, it managed to cool the cabin to 27.8 degree Celsius.

Ford Fiesta Classic : Like its smaller sibling, the Figo, the Ford Fiesta also impressed us with its all round abilities with the Fiesta Classic’s AC cooling the cabin to 28.6 degree Celsius. The 2011 variant which is just around the corner will definitely better this performance by the AC.

Maruti Dzire : Like the others from its stable, apart from the SX4, the Maruti Dzire cooled our sun burnt backs to an impressive 24.2 degree Celsius. This inspite of using the small 1.2 liter K series petrol engine from the Ritz.

Hyundai Accent : The recently refreshed Hyundai Accent has long gone past its prime however it still soldiers on in India. Like the others of its ilk, a strong AC is one of its prime attractions. This Korean work horse recorded 26.8 degrees Celsius, which belying its size is a real impressive figure.

Hyundai Verna : The Hyundai Verna that we tested isn’t the 2011 model, which would be launched shortly however if the 2010 model can cool the cabin to 27.5 degree Celsius, then the 2011 version would definitely go one up and best this figure.

And now comes the best one out of all these cars and not surprisingly, it’s a German, the Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Vento : The Vento is Volkswagen’s newest success story and such a story that it has given the Honda City’s established script sleepless nights. Not only did the VW Vento reach a chilling temperature of 24.1 degree Celsius, it also managed to have an equally cool temperature of 8.4 degree Celsius at its vents.

Thus comes to an end, the exhausting closure of the topic as to which car has the best AC amongst cars within the Rs 10 lakhs mark. Above the Rs 10 lakh mark, there are many cars which would definitely have a strong go and maybe sometimes later, we would conduct one more test wherein we can just go on about the best AC in the above Rs 10 lakhs category. Watch out for it folks.