In a country where people break coconuts, and pray to god when they buy and bring a new car home, and while they almost worship their car, it is quite expected, that those people want their car right; as we say; from head to toe.
In recent times small passenger vehicles or rather say compact hatchbacks has done quite well in the great Indian automotive race, as people of this country looks for a car which will serve their purpose for daily commuting, highway drives at occasional weekends, as well as they expect this car to give an extensive mileage, as many people mockingly say, the first thing an Indian buyer asks in the showroom, “How much does it give (Mileage)?” Apart from that, the present generation of automobile customers’ looks for another thing, which is automatic transmission, as driving through congested Indian roads needs a person quite some skills and experience to drive properly with constantly shifting gears.
In this segment Maruti Suzuki Celerio has done quite well in recent times, as it came with a technology Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which is a good alternative of conventional automatic transmission system. A few months back Maruti Suzuki launched the diesel version of Celerio, although it came with manual gear box, but still this diesel variant managed to be popular, as the name Celerio was already in the mind of people at large, and a diesel powered car is always hot favourite for common Indian people, as the fuel is cheaper than petrol and thus the fuel economy saves quite a few extra bucks.
The prime competitor for Celerio diesel is basically one and only Chevrolet Beat diesels, as these are two small diesel hatches in Indian market with a compact budget. And Celerio is practically the most loved hatchback of the country.
Here we tried to bring our readers a quick look at the spec sheet based comparison review between these two small diesel powered hatchbacks.