Chevrolet India is a subsidiary of the international car maker, General Motor Corporation, which is located in America. This company is presently holding the fifth position in the Indian car market and has several cars in their fearsome stable, which also includes a smart MPV called Chevrolet Tavera. This diesel MPV was first launched in the country in year 2004 and since then is doing good business for the company. This formidable MPV is available with a powerful diesel engine and the customers have an option to choose from four different trims. One such trim prevalent in the market is the commanding Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 LS 7 C BSIII variant. This trim has been bestowed with lots of interior space along with many features that will certainly impress the buyers. The company has equipped this 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 fitted this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 LS 7 C BSIII with some very practical comfort features along with a number of significant protective aspects as well, which will certainly entice the customers.
The company has designed this vehicle with style and it has an aerodynamic structure along with a sleek silhouette. The frontage is bold and aggressive with a perforated black colored front radiator grille, which has a broad horizontal slat dividing into two parts. This grille is flanked by a new head light cluster that has been powered with high intensity lamps and integrated side turn indicators. The black colored bumper below the grille has a large air dam with perforations and helps 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 along with aluminum side steps. The rear has a large wind screen along with a high mounted stop lamp and a tail lamp cluster. 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.
The overall dimensions of this roomy Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 LS 7 C 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 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 LS 7 C BSIII with grandiosity. The interiors are done up with a stylish and elegant 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 2-spoke power steering wheel with a large Chevrolet logo, a stylish new instrument cluster with ice blue colored illumination, front lamp for added utility. The seating arrangement of this roomy MPV is very comfortable and the seats are covered with premium quality soft 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 LS 7 C BSIII has been fitted with a performance packed 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is influential and very proficient. This diesel engine has the ability to displace about 1994cc 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 105.3bhp at 4000 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 263.7Nm at 1700 - 2500rpm, which is rather good for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel motor 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 9.1 to 12.2 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 23 seconds. The top speed of this formidable Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 7 Seats BSIII is said to be between 135 to 140 Kmph, which is quite impressive.
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted this MPV 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.
This entry level variant has been fitted with some interesting and practical comfort features. The list of the comfort features integrated in this charming and massive MPV include 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 HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit, tinted glass, an ashtray and cigarette lighter, a front co-passenger sun visor that has a vanity mirror, power windows, foldable 2 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.
The company has fitted this MPV with child safety locks for both the rear doors, a set of powerful halogen head lamps, rear seat belts for added protection of the occupants, front as well as side impact beams to keep the passengers safe in case of a crash and also a centrally mounted fuel tank, which helps in the balancing of this formidable multipurpose vehicle.
Pros: Interiors are quite spacious and comfortable, a very powerful diesel engine with good pick up.
Cons: A lot of features can be added, Mileage can be made better.