Friday, December 30, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
New Chevrolet Tavera with BS IV norms spotted, launching soon
Last month, there was news floating around that General Motors is planning to upgrade its long-time running Chevrolet Tavera MUV with Bharat Stage IV (BS4) emission norms along with a minor face-lift as well. The reports seem to be true as it was spied testing near its Gujarat production units and there are immense chances that it will be one of the vehicles that will see an unveiling at 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, followed by its official launch in February-March next year. The reliable MUV will not only boast new emission badge and cosmetic changes, but will also be seen with a fuel efficient motor under the bonnet.
The frontage of the MUV will have new crystalline headlamps for more flare up, re-styled body bumpers and a bigger Chevy badge amid front grille. The exterior will have twin-tone paint done together with sporty body graphics. No amends are expected in the interior part of the New Chevrolet Tavera BS IV.
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Under the hood, the 2.5L Isuzu sourced engine will be replaced by a frugal diesel engine from International Cars Motor Ltd (ICML). This is the same 2.0 litre common rail turbocharged diesel engine that powers Sonalika Rhino MUV. This power-train that will be coupled with a five-speed manual transmission is capable of generating maximum power of 100 bhp alongside 240 Nm of maximum torque. The upgraded MPV is expected to deliver a decent fuel economy of 15 to 16 km per litre.
In the BS III cities, Tavera has been ruling the roads since its 2004 launch, and is famous among the tour operators and private owners in the country.