Chevrolet India has launched Bharat Stage IV compliant Tavera Neo 3 today. The BSIV launch follows the BSIII variant which was officially announced in February this year. BSIV complaint vehicles are mandatory in metropolitan and urban cities whereas BSIII compliant vehicles can be sold elsewhere in the country.
The upgraded Tavera is now powered by a 2-liter, four cylinder, common-rail diesel engine which produces 106.8 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 263.7 Nm at 2500 rpm. With 5-speed manual transmission the MPV now returns 12.2 kilo meters per liter as tested by ARAI.
“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,” said Lowell Paddock, GM India President and Managing Director.
Exterior changes include dual-tone front and rear bumpers, side body graphics, 10-spoke alloys, aluminum side-step, new front grille, new clear lens headlamps, fog lamps, door handles with chrome finishing and many design changes while the revamped interiors with dual-tone beige and grey upholstery and new instrument cluster enables Chevrolet to target the premium MPV customers.
The new Tavera Neo 3 come in four trims and carries a price tag of Rs. 7.51 lakhs for standard, Rs. 8.37 lakhs for Max, Rs. 9.15 lakhs for LS and top model LT will sell for 10.34 lakhs. The MPV will compete with Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and much-awaited Maruti Ertiga due to be launched in next month.