Chevrolet will be adding a new 1.0 litre turbodiesel engine to their compact Chevrolet Beat hatchback, which will help GM expand its market share in India.

The 3 cylinder turbodiesel engine is expected to output 150Nm of torque, which doesn’t sound like a lot compared to larger 2.0 litre turbodiesels, but it’s a very good number considering it’s a small and light car and peak torque kicks in at a very low engine RPM compared to a petrol engine.

The Beat diesel is expected to do 24 km per litre, or 4.16 litres per 100km. Fancy something like this in Malaysia?

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