9th-Dec-2011: Chevrolet India will soon give a BSIV engine to its flagship MUV Tavera. The MUV was carrying passengers only in BS3 compliant cities until now. Once the facelift is out in the market, Chevrolet Tavera will be seen in BSIV cities also. Apart from the new engine, the Tavera will also get a minor facelift with the front end being the main area getting a new design. The interiors too are expected to get a spruce up to make the Tavera feel more upmarket. The common rail turbo diesel engine (CRDe) which the new Tavera will house will be rendered by ICML Sonalika and the 2.0 litre diesel engine will be powerful enough to generate near about 120 Bhp of peak power and 280 Nm of peak torque. All those who are excited about this development should expect a hike in Chevrolet Tavera price also.
The Tavera has smart, conservative looks, a blend between an SUV (the pretty rear and two-tone paint), an MUV (the boxy shape) and an MPV (the short, sloping bonnet). Sitting on 15-inch alloys, the Tavera’s smooth, rounded styling is a well-balanced design. Exterior detailing is minimal but the Tav draws from its Isuzu DNA. From the front, the Tavera's best angle, it looks much like the handsome Isuzu Trooper. The oblong headlamps, grille and bumper are attractive. Under the skin, it follows the traditional MUV body-on-ladder-frame construction with a tube-type chassis, and the tried-and-trusted suspension layout of a torsion bar in front and leaf springs at the rear. Space and practicality is where the Tavera shines: it is very roomy, with lots of legroom and width. The front seats have loads of space even for tall drivers and the middle row has ample space too. The third row obviously has the least spacious seats but it's not too bad. Though the overall seat comfort is decent, it is compromised by the high floor, which results in a low or crouched seating position and tall passengers will find a lack of under-thigh support. However, there are other nice details like a tachometer, electronic trip meter, a useful cubby-hole above the dashboard and a side glass defroster which owners will appreciate. Also unique is the three-row air-conditioning, which cools all three rows. This air-con system is innovative and very effective. The Tavera uses a 2.5-litre direct-injection turbo-diesel, which puts out a modest 80bhp and performance is just that — modest. It’s no match for vehicles like the Scorpio in terms of flat-out acceleration or top speed. The ‘soft’ turbo doesn't quite give you the kick you get in the Scorpio, but the torque spread is more seamless and even. Drive the Tavera for a while and you soon realise how impressive its mid-range grunt is, as well as the fact that it pulls comfortably with six people.
Superb triple A/C, Better fuel economy, More spacious, Comfortable.
General Motors raised the curtain on Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 at the 11th Auto Expo held in Delhi. The date for the MUVs official launch in India has been finalized as 21st March 2012. The new Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 is equipped with a BS IV engine and will have much more controlled emissions to abide by the BS IV emission standards. Now this Neo 3 version of Tavera will be seen not only in the BS3 compliant cities but also in BS IV compliant cities.
Not a long wait from now, is what GM India says when asked about the launch of the new Chevrolet Tavera it unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo. And we are right on our toes to relay this information at the earliest. Now that the Auto Expo fever has subsided to a certain extent we have decided to finally deliver the good news because we believe in exploding the news with a punch. This is how it goes… The new Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 is expected to be launched in coming 4 to 8 weeks with much more controlled emissions to comply with the BS IV emission standards.
It is getting more and more exciting at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. Today, General Motors unveiled its much awaited MUV, Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 at the Auto Expo 2012 along with the Chevrolet Captiva facelift version.