Chevrolet Sales India Private Limited is a fully owned auxiliary of the transnational automobile giant General Motor Corporation, which is located in the United States of America. They are said to be on the fifth position in the Indian car market in terms of manufacturing and selling their vehicles in the country. They have quite a number of cars in their formidable stable, which also includes a stylish Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV) called as Chevrolet Tavera. This MPV is being produced and distributed across all the company’s authorized dealerships in the country. The company has their massive manufacturing facilities in the states of Maharashtra (Talegaon Dabhade) as well as in Gujarat (Halol). Apart from these, the company also has a colossal technical center in Bengaluru and its head quarters in Gurgaon as well as in Halol, which is in 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 MPV 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 four different trims. There are two engine options as well to pick from, one being a Bharat Stage – III complaint, while the other much advanced with a BS – IV rating that helps in lesser emission. There are also a few options for the seating arrangement as well with the company offering this MPV with a seven, eight, nine and also a ten seat option. The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII 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 2.5 litre direct injection turbo charged diesel power train that has four cylinders. This remarkable diesel engine has been skillfully mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gearbox. Some of the exciting and practical features, which have been included in this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII 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 power steering for better handling and maneuverability, a low fuel warning indicator, lockable glove box, spare wheel under floor and many other such features. This Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII also has some crucial safety features as well to ensure proper safety and security of the passengers as well as the massive vehicle. Some of these are Rear Door Child Lock, Seat Belt on all Front Facing Seats and many more such aspects for the wellbeing of the occupants.
The designers of the company have done an incredible job with the overall structure, which is extremely aerodynamic and has a sleek silhouette. The front fascia is bold and aggressive with a swanky new perforated and matte finished front radiator grille, which has a broad horizontal slat dividing into two parts. This thick slat has been embedded with the highly acclaimed Chevrolet BOW TIE insignia, which is in golden yellow color. This aggressive radiator grille is flanked by a new head light cluster that has been powered with high intensity lamps and integrated side turn indicators, which give a crystal clear vision to the driver. The black colored bumper below the grille has a large air dam with bigger perforations, which is very helpful in cooling the engine quickly. The side profile is lustrous with black colored outside rear view mirrors along with black colored pull type door and tailgate handles. The rear has a large wind screen along with a high mounted stop lamp and the regular branding of the company as well as a prominent emblem embossed on the tail gate. Apart from all these, the company is selling this muscular MPV in quite a number of vivacious and bold single color exterior paint options. The list of these metallic paint options include a sparkling and radiant Summit White metallic finish, a magnificently and charming Caviar Black metallic finish, a smooth and dapper Linen Beige metallic option, a glitzy and flamboyant Velvet Red metallic finish, a graceful and elegant Switchblade Silver metallic option along with a radiant and dazzling Moonbeam White metallic finish. Apart from these options, this MPV is being also being offered in a few stylish two tone color options, which are a combination of Caviar Black plus Linen Beige finish, a contrasting Velvet Red plus Linen Beige option, a refined Moonbeam White plus Linen Beige finish along with a Sandrift Grey plus Linen Beige option as well. The overall dimensions of this roomy Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII are very liberal and spacious. The total length of this massive MPV is 4435mm along with an overall width of 1680mm, which also includes both the external rear view mirrors. Then the total height of this formidable MPV, Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII 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.
Along with the striking exteriors, the company has also done up the interiors of this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII with flamboyance. The interiors are done up with a trendy and well designed 2 tone interior scheme, which is in 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 logo, a stylish new instrument cluster with ice blue colored illumination, front room lamp for added utility. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and the seats are covered with good quality fabric upholstery and provide ample leg room along with good shoulder and head space.
Engine and Performance:
The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII has been fitted with a performance packed 2.5 L diesel power train , which is commanding and very proficient. This diesel engine has the ability to displace about 2499cc and has been equipped with the highly advanced direct injection fuel supply system along with a turbo charger. This power packed diesel power train has the ability to churn out a peak power output of 78.40 Bhp at 3900 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 186 Nm at 1800 Rpm, which is rather good for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel drive train has been fitted with a smooth and competent five speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this muscular MPV can give a mileage in the range of 11 to 15 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions. This powerful diesel engine has the ability to take this massive MPV from 0 – 100 kmph in about 20 to 22 seconds . The top speed of this formidable Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII is said to be between 140 to 150 kmph, which is rather good .
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII 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 Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 10 Seats BSIII have 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 10 Seats BSIII is the entry level base variant in the model lineup and has been fitted with some fundamental safety features to ensure protection and security for the passengers as well as this massive MPV. The company has fitted this MPV with child safety locks for all the rear doors, powerful halogen head lamps for enhanced visibility to the driver, rear seat belts for added protection of the occupants, front as well as side impact beams to keep the passengers safe in case of an accident and also a centrally mounted fuel tank, which helps in the balancing of this formidable MPV.
This trim is the starting variant in its series and has been fitted with some interesting and practical comfort features. The list includes 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 manual 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 and many other such features.
Pros: Ample interior leg room and space, a very practical vehicle, price is affordable.
Cons: Mileage should be much better and a few more advanced features can be added.
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