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Chevrolet Tavera

Rs. 3,95,000 to Rs. 11,01,159 (ex showroom delhi)

Chevrolet Tavera Review

General Motors resumes production of Tavera 

 
October 20, 2013: After keeping production of Chevrolet Tavera on hold for last four months due to regulatory issues and issues associated with emission General Motors has again started production of Tavera at its plant and now upgraded Tavera is ready for sale in Indian car market.
 

Chevrolet Tavera crosses sales of 2000 units

3 April, 2012 : The 2012 face lifted Tavera that has banged the BSIV compliant cities last month has been greeted with great affection as it has crossed the sales target of 2,000 units for the first time in last 5 years in India. The New version of Tavera is doing absolutely well in the BSIII cities too. The company is pretty confident that the sales of Chevrolet MPV will be seen ticking more in the months to come.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Review by Expert

Chevrolet Tavera PicturesThe New 2012 Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 is a stylish and true Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) with a masculine upright stance. The useful vehicle can be termed as a perfect combination of an MUV and SUV. The General Motors MUV appeared with a new look when it was unveiled at 2012 Delhi Expo.

The Chevrolet Tavera was initially launched in the year 2004 in India after which it was one of the favorite medium of transportation alongside rival Toyota Qualis. The vehicle became the first choice of cabbies and tour operators after the discontinuation of long running Qualis in 2005.

New Tavera Neo3 has got new and bigger headlamps along with a split-into-two front grill that is now seen even on the premium SUV Chevrolet Captiva. The new and solid looking bumpers along with engraved clear fog lamps provide it an attractive look. The New MUV has got more of the chrome inserts on the face and in the headlights too, which ensures a sparkling effect on the frontage of the vehicle. And with 15-inch alloys it makes a strong impression and suitable balance on the street while driving.

Chevrolet Tavera PicturesThe model is very spacious which the key factor for this new Chevy vehicle. The ground clearance is better this time, but inside the cabin the elevation of the seats from the floor lacks a bit of comfort as it is a bit lower. The New Chevy Tavera comes with nice stylish Corvette sports car inspired cluster, which contains devices like tachometer, electronic trip meter along with dual cockpit design for adequate legroom for the driver and co passenger. The other added features of New Tavera include power-windows and central console with cup holder combined with foldable 2 rear seats to ensure more space for luggage. There is a rear window defogger along with roof mounted antenna to hear uninterrupted music from the 1DIN audio system with auxiliary support on the go. This refreshed Tavera comes with a 2.5 liter turbo diesel BS III engine, which gives out 80 PS of power, while the 2.0L TCDi BS IV engine gives out 106 PS of output.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

Engine Type Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
2.5 L 4 Cylinder Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Engine 11.5kmpl 13.7 kmpl
2.0 L 4 Cylinder TCDI Diesel Engine 10.0 kmpl 12.26 kmpl

 

Being a Multi Utility Vehicle General Motors has powered the vehicle with an engine that is adequate to provide with decent mileage. The 2.5L, 4-Cylinder Direct Injection Turbo Diesel Engine that generates max power of 80 Bhp and 186 Nm of peak torque is capable to deliver a mileage of around 11.5 kmpl in the city conditions along with company claimed 13.7 kmpl on the smooth highways.

The other engine 2.0L TCDi, four-cylinder power-train is especially developed for BS IV version of the New Chevrolet Tavera Neo3. The BS IV complaint engine churns out a remarkable power of 106.8 PS together with 263 Nm of max torque and provides a satisfactory fuel economy of 12.26 kmpl on highways, while a decent 10 kmpl can be achieved in jam packed urban traffic conditions.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Colors

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Linen Beige Caviar Black Moonbeam White Velvet Red

 

Chevrolet Tavera Blue Colors Chevrolet Tavera Red + Beige Colors Chevrolet Tavera Blue + Beige Colors Chevrolet Tavera Black + Beige Colors
Blue Moonbeam Red+ Linen Beige Sandrift Blue+ Linen Beige Cavir Black + Linen Beige

 

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New Chevrolet Tavera Engine, Power and Performance

In order to provide New Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 with optimum power and performance General Motors has offered a variety in its engine department. There are two diesel engines to choose from one is the tried and tested 2.5L diesel engine based on advanced Isuzu technology, while the other a new entrant in the form of 2.0L diesel power train with direct injection of fuel. The New TCDI engine is actually a Bharat Stage IV (BSIV) complaint power train that will ensure a confident entry of the New Chevrolet Tavera in the BS IV cities across the country with lower emissions.

The 2.5L 4-cylinder diesel engine that is seen inside the hood of BSIII compliant New Tavera has the capability to generate 80 PS of maximum power at 3900 rpm combined with a good torque of 186 Nm at 1800-2400 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission for easy drivability. With this power train the Chevrolet MUV rules the roads of the BSIII emission norm complaint cities in India.

The most up-to-date BS IV obedient 2.0L TCDI diesel engine with direct injection and 4-cylinder yields top most power of 106.8 PS at 4000 rpm and that is in conjunction with a really commendable torque of 263.7 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. This power train has high loading capabilities that are a part and parcel of major city life. Moreover this 2.0L TCDI engine is much more silent as compared to other engines in the competitions. The engine comes coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Pickup and Acceleration

Engine Type Max. Power (PS/ rpm) Max. Torque (Nm/ rpm) Pickup (0- 100 Kmph) Top Speed
2.5 L diesel engine 80 / 3900 186/1800-2400 22.3 seconds 138 kmph
2.0 L TDCi diesel engine 106.8/4000 263.7/1750-2500 20.0 seconds 140 kmph

 

The 2012 Chevrolet Tavera has got two different diesel engines under its new bonnet that offer a variety in pickup and acceleration. The 2.5L 4-cylinder Turbo diesel engine generates 80 PS of maximum power along with 186 Nm of peak torque. The 0-100 kmph acceleration can be achieved in 22.3 seconds combined with a top speed of 138 kmph; both of these numbers might look lower, but are exceptional when compared to other MUVs in competition. The new 2.0L TCDi diesel power train delivers a max power of 106.8 PS together with 263.7 Nm of peak torque. The pickup is higher here with 20 seconds from stand still to 100 kmph, whereas the top speed is also increased with 140 kmph compared to the 2.5L engine.

 

New Chevrolet Tavera Interiors and Features

Chevrolet Tavera Fornt Seats PicturesLooking at the interiors of the cabin one can easily feel that a lot of hard work is been done to make it appear up market and refined. There are loads of improvements done, if compared with the older version of the Tavera MUV. The whole lot in the spacious cabin now appears much civilized and properly placed with the integration of several comfort and convenient elements. The vehicle is made available in several seating arrangements as per your convenience to choose from and that comprise of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10-seater options.

The dual tone theme used in the interiors provides some fresh and airy sense to the overall ambience of the cabin.  The 3-spoke trendy steering wheel that now comes with power steering mechanism lets you maneuver comfortably on the tough roads, while the ‘Icy Blue Illumination’ of new instrument cluster assists in better reading of the information while driving. To ensure adequate amount of legroom to the front seat occupants it has a spacious new dual cockpit design. To add a premium feel, there is advancing diamond shaped door trim fabric used along with decent quality material for the Chevrolet Tavera Rear Seats Picturesseats also makes way into the New Chevrolet Tavera Neo3.

Meanwhile, there are several handy features in the compartment like lockable dual glove box and cup holder at central console, while power windows are ready to accept your orders at once along with foldable seats at the rear. The entertainment on the move will be provided by new 1DIN music system with auxiliary port. There is arm rest for first and second row occupants in 6-seater layout along with captain seats that are more comfortable compared to bench like seating. In addition there is a 12V power outlet to charge your cell phones and laptops in a handy way on the go.

 

New Chevrolet Tavera Exteriors and Features

Chevrolet Tavera Headlight PicturesThe face lifted Chevrolet Tavera now looks more expressive with its overall exteriors as it has just got the required amount of energy and confident in its appearance. The up gradation was the need of the hour as most of the vehicles in the utility segment, for instance Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova are now available with their fresh looks and hence to remain posing the challenge the change was necessary.


Starting from the front one can see the newly incorporated headlamps with clear lens along with the chrome lining over the edge of the headlamps and a curvy-n-clear side indicator. In amid of the headlight lies the new chrome inserted grille that is now partitioned into two, while a bigger Chevrolet crest makes its way exactly in the middle of separated grille, this design trend is now been followed globally by General Motors vehicles. Below is the dual tone bumper that has engraved clear spherical fog lamps with chrome rings, both make the front of New Tavera look refreshing.

Chevrolet Tavera Door Handle Pictures
The dual tone exterior finish over the body is successful in registering its unique identity besides the 15-inch multi spoke alloy wheels that bestow a sort of mannish approach to the vehicle. The body colored Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) together with exclusive body graphics on the front fender and doors increase the whole aesthetic appeal. The other novel features include chrome garnishing on all five door handles including the tailgate, while the rear has an attractive chrome strip beneath the bigger Chevrolet badge. Moreover, there is a rear defogger with wash and wiper to counter any bad weather condition on the move. In order to provide better protection on the uneven city roads it has a higher ground clearance of 170mm teamed up with wide track and wheel base for decent road appearance and control. 

 

Safety Features in Chevrolet Tavera

The New Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 has got a bit less features than the expected, but still the available basic security measures are enough to ensure a safe journey to the passengers. There are seat belts provided to all the front facing occupants besides the responsive disc and drum brakes in the front and rear wheels of the vehicle. While there is circular front fog lamps in the front for clear view in all weather conditions and in the dark. Other notable safety feature includes the rear door child lock that enhances the security at the rear row, although the anti-theft panic alarm with sensors is available as option.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Driving and Handling

The driving performance on the road comes pretty much superior to the earlier version. The handling of the New Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 in the city traffic conditions is better with the help of power steering as it has got a reduced turning radius compared to older vehicle and nice agile suspension system. The brakes in the front carry disc, which play an important role in the slow moving traffic in the city environment and incase of any mishap, while at the rear are the regular drum brakes that prevents any skidding of the MUV. Overall, this vehicle will not let you down as it has grown up in each aspect of the driving and handling mechanism. In comparison to the 2.5L BSIII diesel engine, the newly launched BS IV is peppier and more performance oriented in bumper to bumper city traffic and narrow lanes.

 

Chevrolet Tavera Accessories

There are loads of accessories for to choose from in various sections such as convenience, entertainment, safety and style statement. The 2012 New Chevrolet Tavera has got the best looking Bull bar that provides safety to the front bumper along with bestowing sturdiness to the vehicle. Being a multi utility transportation it can have a sporty looking roof carrier and roof rails together with side step for the easy entry and exit of aged ones and children. To make your seats look distinct and more premium there are leather or twill material available along with easy-to-fix dash board trim to mark a rich effect to the cabin. For the convenience and entertainment purpose there is Global Positioning System (GPS) technology that carries voice commands and guidance through maps, in addition there are 2 DIN Audio with Multimedia, woofers, speakers, amplifiers and headrest screen etc.

 

 

Direct Competitor of Tavera 

There are few MUVs that have practically proved their worth in the segment, one of them is GM’s Chevrolet Tavera. The Tavera will take-on the old horse, named Tata Sumo. Since their initial launches both these vehicles have gone through various face lifts. The current model available of Sumo is Tata Sumo Gold, while Tavera is now Neo3. The upgraded Sumo looks a bit decent now, but nowhere near Tavera as it has good aerodynamics in place. The Sumo is packed with huge 3.0L Diesel motor, which seems of no use as it yields pretty less power of around 85PS, compared to 106PS with its refined 2.0L engine. While the interior quality compared to Sumo is far better and provides value for money, especially the recently launched Tavera model. Although, the Sumo is cheaper than Tavera, but still it is not paying back, what it is charging. The Tavera has got practical mileage that is slightly less than Tata MUV. However, considering the overall facts Tavera emerges a clear winner in contest with Sumo Gold.
 
 

Chevrolet Tavera Conclusion

The New Chevrolet Tavera has got almost every aspect up with its new and redefined features. But there are still some corners that needs a sort of re-look and one of them is the safety features, although they seem adequate, but dual air bags in the front and ABS could have been made available as optional. Maybe General Motors planning to slip in this kind of feature by the additional variant in the name of ‘Safety specific’ variant by end of 2012. The new BSIV TCDI engine is undoubtedly an evolution and the best this vehicle can get with its superb drivability in traffic ridden conditions together with frugal performance. The most remarkable has been the upright appearance that couldn’t have been better than the presented. The interiors are now more likeable against the boring and substandard looking in the predecessor and this combined with civilized outer looks will surely pull the private car owners with large families apart from the cabbies and tour operators in the country.

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2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Adjustable Seats *Remote Fuel Lid Opener *Dual Tone Interiors *Steel Side Step *Ambulance
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*6 SEATER
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND *Rear Seat Headrest *10 SEATER (3+3+4) *High Level Stop Lamp *Child Safety Locks
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*7 SEATER (2+3+2)
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Vanity Mirror *Tinted Glass *Hub Wheel Covers
1994 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*BS IV Compliant Engine
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Vanity Mirror *Tinted Glass *10 SEATER (3+3+4)
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Vanity Mirror *Tinted Glass
1994 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*BS IV Compliant Engine
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Power Steering *Power Windows - Front *Power Windows - Rear
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND
1994 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*BS IV Compliant Engine
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Tachometer *Rear Window Defogger *Alloy Wheels *Central Locking *Keyless Entry
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Rear Window Defogger *Alloy Wheels *Central Locking *Keyless Entry

10,16,159

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2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*Leather Seats *Alloy Wheels

10,34,877

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1994 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

*BS IV Compliant Engine

10,76,914

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2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND

11,01,159

Get On Road Price
2499 cc , Diesel

11.5 Kpml (City)
14.8 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND

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