General Motors have brought out their new Tavera Neo 3, a Bharat Stage IV compliant multi utility vehicle. This highly fuel and emission efficient vehicle will be available for a price of Rs.7.51 lakhs for the base model while going up to Rs.10.34 lakhs for the high end model. General Motors President and Managing Director Mr. Lowell Paddock said that the company will be selling this Tavera Neo 3 in 13 cities where BS-IV norms are in existence. Tavera Neo 3 will have a diesel engine 2.0 liter BS-IV compliant from the Sonalika Group.
Mr. P Balendran, Vice President of General Motors India said that during the last year the company had sold 21000 units while they expect to reach a target of 25000 units in the current year. Tavera Neo 3 has a 2 liter, four cylinder common rail diesel engine. It is available in 4 variants, standard, Max, LS and LT and possesses power of 106.8PS at 4000 rpm with peak torque of 263.5 Nm at 2500 rpm.
External features would include new alloy wheels, two toned front and rear bumpers, aluminum side steps, chrome handles, new headlamps and fog lights giving the MPV a brand new exterior look. Likewise the interiors are also revamped and give the vehicle a more prestigious and luxury appeal. Two toned beige and grey upholstery and a new instrument cluster ensure that the new Tavera Neo 3 will be able to stand its own up against Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga once it comes into the market in April 2012.
GM India launches Chevrolet Tavera Neo – 3 BS IV with new features. Drives MUV segment to a new level. General Motors India today launched the much-awaited Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 BS IV MPV, which combines the handling and comfort of a passenger car with the performance and ruggedness of a MUV.
“GM engineers carried out an extensive upgrade of the popular Tavera based on customer feedback,” said GM India President and Managing Director Lowell Paddock. “The result is a stylish yet durable vehicle that is perfectly suited for personal & business use.”
Stylish Exterior. The highest variant of the Tavera features Chevrolet’s signature twin-port grille and a bigger Chevrolet bowtie in front and at the back. Larger shimmering crystal-effect clear lens headlamps with integrated indicator lamps enhance the bold and stylish front look while increasing visibility.
The newest member of the Tavera family is also distinguished by its dual-tone body color combination. Selected exterior color finishes are combined with contrasting gold bumpers and body side graphics. Chrome garnished front grille and fog lamp housings boost the model’s premium appeal. Chevrolet’s “advancing diamond” pattern on the side graphics seamlessly blends side surfaces with bumpers for a stunning visual appeal. Designers have also added a fresh new design for the wheel covers.
Harmonious Interior. The Chevrolet Tavera Neo 3 interior has a premium look, with a beige and dark grey combination. The “advancing diamond” motif continues inside on the soft-feel cashmere upholstery with specially designed inserts. Premium perforated leather upholstery is available as on the Captain Seat variants.
Dark grey elements wrap around the occupants flowing from the top of the two-tone instrument panel to the top of the door trims, providing a perfect wrap-around effect. The smart instrument cluster has Ice Blue illumination. A dead pedal enhances driver comfort.
New BS IV- Compliant Tcdi Diesel Engine. An all-new 2.0-litre Tcdi direct injection diesel BS IV emission compliant engine is available with the Tavera Neo 3. This all new power-pack is combined with an all new transmission to deliver an excellent low-end torque and launch feel. This makes it ideal for India’s stop-and-go traffic conditions. It provides seamless power delivery and sets a new bench-mark in drive quality, performance & efficiency.
The Chevrolet Tavera has proven itself over the years to be a highly reliable, comfortable and fuel-efficient vehicle.GM India’s in-house design and engineering team aimed for best-in-class passenger comfort to ensure an optimal ownership experience.
The Tavera offers low maintenance and running costs. It gives owners the convenience of long service intervals, highly durable components and a long-life maintenance-free battery. Because of its high level of local content, replacement parts are competitively priced and readily made available through GM’s nationwide distribution network.
“The new Tavera demonstrates GM India’s commitment to listening to our customers and continuously upgrading the products,” said Paddock. “As a result of the feedback we received, the Chevrolet Tavera once again raises the bar in terms of features and personal amenities for its segment. It is a testament to GM’s resolve to continuously add value and excitement to our entire Chevrolet product lineup in India,” added Paddock.