In this model lineup, Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 LS 10 Seats BSIII is a mid range trim that carries a 2499cc diesel engine under its hood. This motor has the ability to produce 72.4bhp power along with torque of 171Nm. It is offered with a five speed manual transmission gear box. The firm has fitted it with a fuel tank of 55.2 litres and designed it with 195 litres boot space. Its internal section is very spacious and looks attractive with a dual tone color scheme. The interesting aspects to notice inside include an illuminated instrument cluster, gear shift knob, room lamps, dual glove boxes, sliding second row seats and many others. This is a rugged MPV, which also carries a few styling exterior attributes like a chrome radiator radiator grille, trendy headlight cluster, full wheel covers and so on. Meanwhile on the safety front, it has dual horn, high mount stop lamp and a strong body structure that protects its occupants.
This variant has a bold front fascia that features some arresting aspects. It has a large headlight cluster equipped with high intensity lamps and turn indicators. Housed between these lamps is a perforated dual port radiator grille that gets a neat chrome treatment. The bonnet is plain but includes expressive lines over it. The windscreen made of tinted glasses has a couple of wipers fitted to it. Then, there is a bumper that features a wide air intake section. On the sides, it has a set of 15 inch steel rims that have full wheel covers. These are adorned with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15. Also, there are body colored door handles, outside rear view mirrors and aluminum side steps. Moving to its rear end, there is a large tail gate with company's emblem and a windscreen with a high mount stop lamp. The tail light cluster and a body colored bumper are the other elements in its rear end.
The dual tone beige color scheme makes its cabin look quite pleasant and attractive. Moreover, the fabric inserts on door trims, high gloss dark chequered finish on gear shift knob and center stack cover further adds to its overall appearance. A soft feel fabric upholstery is used for covering its well cushioned seats that provide maximum comfort. It has bucket seats at front, and the rear one is foldable. A three spoke steering wheel is integrated to its dashboard, which also includes an instrument cluster with blue illumination. It also has dual glove boxes, center console and air vents. Other aspects present in the cabin include dead pedal, fabric floor carpet, assist grips, ashtray and a few others.
Engine and Performance:
It is incorporated with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that has four cylinders and 16 valves. It has a displacement capacity of 2499cc and is compliant with BS3 emission standards. This turbocharged motor is available with a common rail direct injection system. It returns a fuel economy of 13.58 Kmpl on the highways and 10 Kmpl within the city. This can generate a power of 72.4bhp at 3900rpm besides yielding torque of 171Nm at 1800rpm. A five speed manual transmission gear box is paired to it, which transmits power to its front wheels.
Braking and Handling:
In terms of braking, its front wheels get disc brakes and the rear ones have drum brakes. It is offered with a proficient suspension system that comprise of an independent torsion bar spring on its front axle. Meanwhile, the rear one is assembled with a semi elliptical system along with leaf spring. Both these also come with gas filled shock absorbers that ensure a jerk free drive. A power assisted steering wheel is also on the offer that helps in better handling.
This mid range variant is bestowed with quite a lot of comfort features. The manufacturer has installed an air conditioning unit, which comes along with a heater. There are tilt quarter rear windows, lockable glove box, and tinted glasses. A 12V power outlet is present in the front console using which, mobile phones and other electronic devices can be charged. It is offered with a boot compartment of 195 litres that can be further increased by folding the second row seats. There are front and rear power operated windows available with express down function on driver's side window. In addition to all these, it also has remote fuel lid opener, low fuel warning indicator, door assist grips, inside rear view mirror as well as sun visors for front occupants.
The automaker has loaded it with some vital aspects that provide security to its passengers while on the journey. It comes with a strong body structure that offers protection in the event of a collision. Besides these, it also has a centrally located high mount stop lamp, seat belts on front facing seats and child locks on rear doors.
1. Its exterior dimensions are quite generous.
2. Seating arrangement is quite good.
1. Very few security features are offered.
2. It lacks many comfort facilities.