One of the leading car manufacturing companies in the country is Chevrolet India. This automotive manufacturer is a subsidiary of General Motor Corporation, which is based in United States of America. This company is presently on the 5th position in the Indian car market and has several cars in their formidable fleet, which also includes a stylish MPV, Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats BSIII. This MPV is being produced and distributed across all the company’s authorized dealerships in the country. The company has their manufacturing facilities in the states Maharashtra as well as in Gujarat. Apart from these, the company also has a highly advanced technical center located in Bengaluru and its head quarters, which are based in Gurgaon as well as in Halol, Gujarat. This diesel MPV was first launched in the country in year 2004 and since then has been performing brilliantly in the Indian road and traffic conditions. This Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 is openly available across all the 279 company outlets of Chevrolet India, which span across 213 major cities across the country. The company is also offering an excellent warranty of 1 year or 20,000 Kms, whichever is earlier to all the buyers of this diesel hatchback, which will certainly get a lot of benefit for the customers. This formidable MPV is available with a powerful diesel engine and the customers have an option to choose from a few variants. The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats is one such remarkable trim, which has been bestowed with lots of interior space along with many features that will certainly astound the customers. The company has fitted this amazing MPV with a power packed 2.0 litre direct injection turbo charged diesel engine that has four cylinders. This remarkable diesel engine has been skillfully mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gearbox.
The company has designed this vehicle with style with an aerodynamic structure and smooth overall design. The frontage is done up stylishly with a new perforated and black matte finished front radiator grille, which has a broad horizontal slat dividing into two parts. This thick slat has been embedded with the company’s logo. This aggressive grille is flanked by a new head light cluster that has been powered with high intensity lamps and integrated side turn indicators. The side profile has black colored external rear view mirrors along with pull type door and tailgate handles along with side steps. The rear has a large wind screen along with a high mounted stop lamp and a large badge embossed on the tail gate. This MPV is available in quite a number of metallic paint options, which include a Summit White finish, a Caviar Black finish, a Linen Beige option, a Velvet Red finish, a Switchblade Silver option along with a Moonbeam White metallic finish. The overall dimensions of this roomy Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats are very spacious. The total length of this massive MPV is 4435mm along with an overall width of 1680mm. The total height of this formidable MPV is 1765mm, which this large vehicle has a colossal wheel base of 2685mm that can easily take in ten passengers. This MPV has a total of five doors and also a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can accommodate about 55.2 litres of diesel in it.
The company has done up the interiors of this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats with elegance. The interiors are done up with a stylish and elegant dual tone interior scheme, which is a combination of dark pewter and light cashmere shades. The insides of this MPV has been bestowed with some remarkable features such as full fabric floor carpet, dual glove boxes, tilt quarter window, a manual 2-spoke power steering wheel with a large Chevrolet badge, a stylish new instrument cluster with ice blue colored illumination, front room lamp for added utility. The seating arrangement of this roomy MPV is very comfortable and the seats are covered with premium quality fabric upholstery and the insides also provide ample leg room along with good shoulder and head space.
Engine and Performance:
The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats has been fitted with a performance packed 2.0-litre diesel motor that has the ability to displace 1994cc and has been equipped with the highly advanced TCDI (turbo charged direct injection) fuel supply system. This power packed diesel mill has the ability to generate 105.3bhp at 4000rpm along with 263.7Nm of torque at 1700 - 2500rpm, which is rather good for the Indian road conditions. This diesel engine has been fitted with a proficient five speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this muscular MPV can give a mileage in the range of 9 to 13 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. This powerful diesel engine has the ability to take this massive MPV from 0 – 100 kmph in about 22.3 seconds. The top speed of this formidable Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats is said to be between 135 to 140 Kmph, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats with a sturdy and well balanced suspension mechanism along with very capable and proficient braking system as well. The front axle of this massive MPV is fitted with a double wishbone type of a mechanism along with an independent torsion bar spring, which also has an anti roll bar. While the rear axle is equipped with a semi-elliptical leaf spring type of a mechanism, which helps in keeping this vehicle steady and balanced. This MPV has also been bestowed with gas filled shock absorbers to give the occupants a trouble free driving experience. On the other hand, the front wheels of this MPV have been fitted with ventilated disc type of a braking system, while the rear wheels have been given solid drum brakes for efficient braking.
The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 7 Seats is fitted with some fundamental safety features to ensure protection and security for the passengers as well as this massive MPV. The list includes child safety locks for all the rear doors, powerful halogen head lamps for better visibility to the driver, rear seat belts for added protection, front as well as side impact beams and also a centrally mounted fuel tank, which helps in the balancing of this formidable vehicle.
This MPV has been fitted with some practical comfort features, which are a dual horn, a remote fuel lid opener, front room lamp for added utility, a dead pedal that adds to the comfort of the driver, a 2-spoke power steering for better handling and maneuverability, a low fuel warning indicator to keep the driver updated, a lockable glove box for added security for any valuables left in the car, a spare wheel under the floor, a proficient air conditioning unit, tinted glass, an ashtray and cigarette lighter, foldable second row seats and many other such features. All these impressive features put together makes this MPV, one of the safest and comfortable vehicles in its own segment.
Pros: Spacious and comfortable interiors, a commanding diesel engine.
Cons: A lot of features can be added, Mileage can be better.