Tavera 2012-2017 Neo 3 Max 9 Str BSIII Review
Chevrolet India is the fifth largest vehicle makers in the country’s automobile marketplace and has quite a number of cars in their fearsome stables. This car maker is a fully owned subsidiary of the global car maker General Motor Corporation, which has its base in America. Their fleet of cars consists of many different vehicles and also includes a stylish MPV called as Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 10 Seats BSIII . This MPV is being manufactured and sold across all the registered dealerships prevailing in India. This diesel MPV was first launched in the country in year 2004 and since then has been doing impressive sales for its company and is very apt for the Indian road conditions. This formidable MPV is available with a powerful diesel engine and the customers have an option to choose from four different trims. 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 seater option. The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 10 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. This MPV also has some crucial safety features as well to ensure proper safety and security of the passengers as well as the massive vehicle. The company has fitted this amazing MPV with a power packed 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel (common rail) Compression Ignition motor that has inline four cylinders. This remarkable diesel engine has been skillfully mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gearbox.
The exteriors of this MPV are extremely remarkable and it has a very burly stance to it. The frontage is bold with a classy new perforated, matte finished radiator grille, which has a broad horizontal stripe dividing into two parts. This thick stripe also has a prominent crest of the company embedded on it. This aggressive radiator grille is surrounded by a newly styled head light cluster that has been powered with powerful halogen lamps. The side profile is lustrous with black colored outside rear view mirrors along with black colored pull type door and tailgate handles. The pronounced and neatly carved wheel arches have been fitted with a robust set of 15 inch steel wheels of size 15 x 6.0 JJ , which have been covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15 that has a superior road grip. The rear end of this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 10 Seats BSIII 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. The company is selling this muscular MPV in quite a number of vivacious and bold single color exterior paint options. These include a sparkling Summit White metallic finish, a charming Caviar Black metallic finish, a smooth Linen Beige metallic option, a glitzy Velvet Red metallic finish, a graceful Switchblade Silver metallic option along with a radiant 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 Velvet Red plus Linen Beige option, a Moonbeam White plus Linen Beige finish and a Sandrift Grey plus Linen Beige option. The overall dimensions of this roomy MPV are very liberal. The total length of this MPV is 4435mm along with an overall width of 1680mm. Then the total height of this vehicle is 1765mm and 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 litres of diesel in it.
Along with the striking exteriors, the company has also done up the interiors of this Chevrolet Tavera Neo with ostentation. The interiors are done up with a stylish and elegant two tone interior scheme. 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 of this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 10 Seats BSIII 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 has been fitted with a performance packed 2.0-litre Turbo Diesel Compression Ignition (TDCI) power plant, which is very influential and adept. This diesel engine has the ability to displace 1994cc and has been equipped with the highly advanced common rail direct injection fuel supply system. This power packed diesel mill has the ability to churn out 104.66bhp at 4000 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 263.70Nm at 2500rpm, which is rather good for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This diesel engine 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 to 12 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions.
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted this Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 Max 10 Seats BSIII with a sturdy and well balanced suspension mechanism along with very capable and proficient braking system as well. 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. While, the front axle 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.
The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 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 ten seater MPV has been bestowed with some interesting and practical comfort features as well. The list of these comfort features include a dual horn, a remote fuel lid opener, a 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: Spacious interiors, reasonably priced, a powerful diesel engine.
Cons: Exteriors can be better, many more features can be added.
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