General Motors India has launched the new Bharat Stage IV emission norms compliant variant of its multi utility vehicle (MUV) Tavera with prices starting from Rs 7.51 lakh to Rs 10.34 lakh for the top end variant (ex showroom Delhi). The upgraded Tavera has received a facelift with revamped front grille and headlamps. Chevrolet also boasts more space and comfort in the NEO3 Tavera.
The new Tavera will be powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder, common-rail diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 106.8PS @ 4,000rpm with peak torque of 263.7Nm @ 2,500rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The popular MPV will be available in 4 variants such as the standard, Max, LS and LT.
GM India President and Managing Director Lowell Paddock said, “With the help of this new Tavera we'll be able to now sell the vehicle in 13 cities where BS-IV norms are applicable. We hope that this vehicle will be leader in its segment.” The Tavera was not being sold in 13 Indian cities where BS-IV norms are applicable.
Paddock added, “GM engineers carried out an extensive upgrade of the popular Tavera based on customer feedback. It demonstrates GM India's commitment to listening to our customers and continuously upgrading the products.”
The Tavera will compete in the MPV segment with the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Nissan Evalia. Meanwhile, the company expects to sell 25 thousand units of Tavera in this year compared to about 21 thousand units in 2011.