Chevrolet Tavera, one of the oldest MUV (multi-utility Vehicle) in General Motors' India portfolio, is all set to be launched in the Indian market with a new 2.0-liter common-rail diesel engine. It needs to be mentioned here that the previous model of Chevrolet Tavera has been discontinued by the company in 13 major Indian cities where the new BS-IV emission norms have been in application since April 2010.
The new Tavera 2.0 is expected to hit the Indian roads by the end of this year and will be compatible to the new BS-IV emission norms. Previously, it was expected that the company may decide to roll-out an upgraded version of Chevrolet Tavera 2.5L in India but the company had decided to phase-out this model at that time.
According to industry reports, the engine of this new Tavera 2.0 L will be sourced from an emerging domestic car maker Sonalika. News reports say that the engine will be the same as the one in the Rhino model. The price of this new Chevrolet Tavera is expected to be a bit higher as compared to its predecessor in the Indian market.
General Motors India is currently one of the fastest growing auto maker in the country and has its presence in almost every volume-driven segment of cars. The Indian portfolio of the company currently consists of some of the most popular cars including Small hatchbacks like Chevrolet Beat and Spark, entry-level sedans - Chevrolet Aveo and Optra Magnum and premium sedan -Chevrolet Cruze.