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The Tavera Neo. A pleasure for your senses, it reflects refinement in every corner. A perfect combination of endurance and performance, what sets it a class apart, are its looks.
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Tavera Neo Color Options

  • Blazing Red

  • Casablanca White

  • Intense Black

  • Cashmere

  • Sterling Silver

  • Lightning Silver

  • Rainforest

  • Rainforest Green

  • Blue

  • Champagne Metallic

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

The Chevrolet Tavera has been around for a long time in India. The Tavera at one point of time was a hot selling MPV, one that addressed the needs of both private as well as commercial buyer. The vehicle, for that time, was comfortable, roomy and most importantly very efficient. However, over the years, the segment saw both new rivals as well as upgrades and this combined with the new BS-IV emission norms in metro cities meant that the sales figures of the Tavera took a huge plunge. In 2012 GM gave it some much needed changes. The top end variant of the new Tavera features Chevrolet’s signature twin-port grille and a bigger bowtie in front as well as on the back. The MPV also gets new shimmering crystal-effect clear lens headlamps. The version also comes with dual tone body color combination and Chevrolet’s advancing diamong pattern on the side graphics seamlessly blend side surfaces with bumpers for a visual appeal.

The new Tavera Neo 3 gets a premium look cabin with a beige and dark grey combination. Leather upholstery is also made available on the captain seat variants. The instrumentation cluster looks great and gets Ice Blue back light illumination. Chevrolet has also provided a deal pedal for driver comfort. The new Tavera is sold in 7, 8, 9 and 10 seater configurations. Space is good and its an airy and practical cabin. The biggest change here is the engine that powers the Tavera. Chevrolet had to make this model BS-IV compliant and hence looked at options. The one finalised has been the 2.0-litre Tcdi unit that has been picked up from ICML. This engine is of the common rail variety (1600 bar pressure) and gets variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler.

It has 8 valves and gets HLA or hydraulic lash adjuster for lower NVH or noise, vibration and harshness.The new engine produces 106.8PS of power (BS III engine makes 80) and this is complimented well by 263.7Nm of torque (the BS III engine makes 186 only). Expect 11- 12 kpl in city.When it comes to suspension, the Tavera has double wishbone with independent Torsion bar springs. The Tavera has anti-roll bar. The new Tavera Neo 3 is an improvement in ride over the early ones. The ride quality over bad roads has improved though not class best and lags behind other rivals. The Tavera Neo3 has now got improved handling. Though steering is light and there is still body roll. The new Tavera has fog lamps for safety but lacks some saftey features which rivals have.Prices for the Tavera Neo start at Rs 7 lakhs to 11 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi and its now better equipped and modern. These prices seem slightly on the higher side as compared to the competition but then when you get the 3 year / 1,00,000km warranty into the picture along with sedan like comfort and driving feel, the Tavera Neo 3 does seem like a good product.

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Interiors

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The new Tavera Neo 3 gets a premium look cabin with a beige and dark grey combination. Leather upholstery is also made available on the captain seat variants. The instrumentation cluster looks great and gets Ice Blue back light illumination. Chevrolet has also provided a deal pedal for driver comfort. The new Tavera is sold in 7, 8, 9 and 10 seater configurations.

What we like

Improved features plus has space.

What we don't like

Lacks style and features.

Interiors Details

Boot Space

Tavera Neo 3 has good boot space as the rear seats are foldable and room can be increased.

Speedometer

A new instrument cluster with ice blue illumination colour for all indicators for Tavera Neo 3.

Gear Lever

It has aluminum gear lever with dashboard coloured gear knob available for Tavera Neo 3.

Cup Holders

There is no option of cup holder in Tavera.

Glovebox

Lockable glove box is available for all the models of Tavera Neo 3.

Audio System

Tavera Neo 3 has option of audio system with AUX In with 4 speakers on the front two doors of the top model.

Air Conditioner

Air conditioner with climate control is available for all the models of Tavera Neo 3.

Arm Rests

Arm rests are available for the 1st and 2nd row but only in top two model of Tavera Neo 3.

Air Vents

Air vents are available for the 2nd & 3rd row but only in top model for proper air conditioner of Tavera Neo 3.

Seats

Tavera neo 3 has fabric seats for all the rows from first to last row of all models.

Leg Room

Tavera Neo 3 has good leg room for passengers both at the end and the rear.

Knee Room

Tavera Neo 3 has good knee room for passengers seating in first second and third row.

Shoulder Space

Tavera Neo 3 has good shoulder space for passengers seating in the front, second and third row of the car.

Head Room

Tavera Neo 3 has good head room for all passengers seating in the front, as well as the rear of the car.

Steering Wheel

Tavera Neo 3 has steering wheel with Chevrolet logo which is quite similar to other models.

Power Windows

Tavera Neo 3 has power windows but only available for top two model for front and second row.

Keyless Entry

Tavera Neo 3 has keyless entry feature but only available for top model of the car.

Driver Information Display

In Tavera Neo 3 the driver information given by display of speed with distance travelled, fuel tank level and light indicators for various parameters like oil, turn and headlights.

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Exteriors

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The Tavera is still a basic looking design though it has some tweaks. The changes you see on the external have been carried out at GMTCI Bangalore studio. The top end variant of the new Tavera features Chevrolet’s signature twin-port grille and a bigger bowtie in front as well as on the back. The MPV also gets new shimmering crystal-effect clear lens headlamps. The version also comes with dual tone body color combination and Chevrolet’s advancing diamong pattern on the side graphics seamlessly blend side surfaces with bumpers for a visual appeal. The new Tavera rides on 205/65 tyres on 15 inch wheels.

 

What we like

Looks slightly better now.

What we don't like

Rivals have an edge in exterior design

Exteriors Details

Front Design

Tavera Neo 3 has new front radiator grill with chrome surround which adds styles to the car.

Rear Design

Tavera Neo 3 has good looking rear design with large rear window for greater visibility.

Side Profile

Tavera Neo 3 has good looking side profile with dual color tones and designer vinyl.

Ground Clearance

Tavera Neo 3 has ground clearance of 170mm which is good for Indian roads.

Bumpers

Tavera Neo 3 has option of black, body and dual tone colored bumpers which depends on the type of variant you are opting for.

Head Lamps

Tavera Neo 3 has new integrated front lamps with turn indicators

Tail Lamps

Tavera Neo 3 has height level stop lamps with turning indicators and reverse gear light.

Fog Lamps

Front fog lamps are available in the top model of Tavera Neo 3.

Tyres

Tavera Neo 3 as tubeless tires of size 205/65 R15 for all available models.

Alloy Wheels

Tavera Neo 3 has option for alloy wheel when top models are considered and the rest remaining model comes with steel wheels.

Outside Mirrors

Tavera Neo 3 has option of black coloured and body coloured side mirrors which is available on the top models.

Colors

Tavera Neo 3 comes in 6 colors with option of single color and two tone pattern. They are as follows Caviar Black + Linen Beige caviar black, linen beige, moonbeam white, summit white.

Rear Wiper

Tavera Neo 3 has rear wiper which covers max area when the wiper is switched.

Roof Rails

Tavera Neo 3 doesn't have roof rails for any model available and lacks to give tough looks.

Sun Roof

Tavera Neo 3 doesn't have option for sunroof in any model available.

Spoiler

Tavera Neo 3 doesn't have spoiler for any model available.

Side Steps

Tavera Neo 3 has aluminum side steps which are available on the top models.

Spare Wheel

Tavera Neo 3 has spare wheel which can be found at the bottom of the rear row.

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Engine

The biggest change here is the engine that powers the Tavera. Chevrolet had to make this model BS-IV compliant and hence looked at options. The one finalised has been the 2.0-litre Tcdi unit that has been picked up from ICML. This engine is of the common rail variety (1600 bar pressure) and gets variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler. It has 8 valves and gets HLA or hydraulic lash adjuster for lower NVH or noise, vibration and harshness. The new engine produces 106.8PS of power (BS III engine makes 80) and this is complimented well by 263.7Nm of torque (the BS III engine makes 186 only) and gives the Tavera a new lease of life. Even when pushed hard, this new motor doesn't loose breathe at all. 

What we like

Smooth new engine - oodles of punch even at high revs

What we don't like

Gear shift calls for long throws

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

Tavera Neo 3 has good acceleration as it reached 0 - 100 Kmph in matter of seconds.

Top Speed

Tavera Neo 3 has good top speed when the car is taken to its top speed.

In Gear Acceleration

Tavera Neo 3 has well in gear acceleration when tried to take it to the top speed.

Gearbox

Tavera Neo 3 has 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.

Power

Tavera Neo 3 has the max power of 80PS @ 3900 rpm for direct ignition turbo diesel engine and 106.8PS @ 4000 rpm for the Tidy diesel engine.

Torque

Tavera Neo 3 has the max torque of 186Nm @ 1800 rpm for direct ignition turbo diesel engine and 263.7Nm @1750 - 2500 rpm for the Tidy diesel engine.

NVH Levels

The NVH levels are pretty low in both diesel variant and once the doors are closed you can hardly feel any noise inside the cabin.

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Mileage

The Tavera has a diesel engine which  produces 106.8PS of power (BS III engine makes 80) and this is complimented well by 263.7Nm of torque (the BS III engine makes 186 only). Expect 11- 12 kpl in city and 13-14 on the highway

What we like

Diesel is efficient

What we don't like

Efficiency not class best.

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

Tavera Neo 3 has good city fuel economy when taken around the city.

Highway Fuel Economy

Tavera Neo 3 has good highway fuel economy when taken onto highway.

Arai Rated Economy

ARAI rated economy for Tavera Neo 3 are Standard Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :12.2 kmpl Max Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :12.2 kmpl LS Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) :12.2 kmpl LT Fuel: Diesel (ARAI Specified) : 12.2 kmpl

Tank Range

Tavera Neo 3 has the fuel capacity of 55.2 liters and tank range of 660 Kms.


Safety

The Tavera Neo3 has now got improved handling. Though steering is light and there is still body roll. The new Tavera has fog lamps for safety but lacks some saftey features which rivals have.

What we like

Improved handling.

What we don't like

Still has body roll.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

Tavera Neo 3 has good handling for comfortable ride.

Braking Performance

Tavera Neo 3 has good braking performance with front disc and rear drum brakes.

Safety Features

Tavera Neo 3 has rear door child lock and seatbelts for all front facing seats as the basic safety features in all available model of the car.

Abs

Tavera Neo 3 has no feature of ABS as a safety feature in any available model of the car.

Traction Control

Tavera Neo 3 has no feature of traction control in any model available of the car

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Comfort

When it comes to suspension, the Tavera has double wishbone with independent Torsion bar springs. The Tavera has anti-roll bar. The new Tavera Neo 3 is an improvement in ride over the early ones. The ride quality over bad roads has improved though not class best  and lags behind other rivals.

What we like

Good comfort and feels stable at high speeds

What we don't like

Slighty bouncy ride with one person on board

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

Tavera Neo 3 has good seating arrangements for comfortable seating and all the arrangements to keep the passengers entertained.

Front Suspension

Tavera Neo 3 has good front suspension for comfortable ride.

Rear Suspension

Tavera Neo 3 has good rear suspension for comfortable ride which matches the shock absorbing quality as compared to front suspensions.


ROAD TIGER

By RATAN SINGH Posted on 09 Sep 08, 07:22 PM

Pros good road grip, good milage

Cons siting is not comfortable

overal it is good expecpt, sitying is not comfortable.

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Ok..

By Tawan Mann Posted on 23 Jan 10, 09:13 AM

Pros good mailage looks not good

Cons interiors good and comfortable

exilent gaddi i used this car last three years no mentiness car

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Performance

By Vishal Posted on 08 Sep 08, 09:39 AM

Pros great comfort from inside like SUV, great mileage

Cons colours available are not good, alloy wheel are not its part, Front Fog Lamps are absent

» Triple Row Air-Conditioning » Captain Seats with Lumber support » 2nd Row Armrest » Floor Console » Power Windows » Power Steering » Dual A/C + Heater » Day/Night Rear View Mirror » Remote Fuel Lid Opener » Spare Wheel Under Floor » Dual Horn » Front Roof Lamp » Intermittent front wiper » Large Rear Room Lamp » Cigarette Lighter » Centre High Mount Roof Stop Lamp » Front Bucket Seat with Headrest

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TAVERA NEO

By N S Posted on 28 Jun 10, 10:30 AM

Pros Good look from outside, Smooth driving, Good Pulling

Cons Milage was good iniatially. In 2 years milage came down. Hand brake possition is disturbing

I have a Tavera Neo B3, 2008 Model. I would like to chenge the to Tube less tire. Is it possible? Could you please provide me the specification for the tubeless tyre. Thanks for the support.

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Tavera neo 2

By Miash Posted on 12 Jun 11, 11:31 AM

Pros Fuel Efficient, drive handeling, Design

Cons interrior could be upgraded

Good Car for the value of money. Good power and light handling. Good for off road driving as well

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Chevrolet tavera car and its performance in city and also in highway .

By Hester Posted on 28 Dec 11, 09:35 PM

Pros excellent mileage ,good looks and lots of confort and lots of enjoyment in driving .

Cons fully comfortable and its a king of highway .and comfortable for all 3 rows

tavera is just a fabulous vehicle in automobile market of india .i has a excellent mileage as well as comfortable family car in both versions as a sporty car also ...tavera is excellent vehicle compare then innova and xylo and scoropio and safari...it is far better then this all muv vehicle s ...tavera is best not only in its mileage but also in its engine performance i went to delhi from hyderabad in tavera i was enjoying my drive and that to tavera has given all its support from its engine not at all getting heat up till we get tied just fabulous and all the 3 rows with my family members enjoying the long way to delhi in tavera ...its the king of the highway and also the tiger pick up ....tavera is the best car i have ever seen ....in city its good with its mileage about 13 and highway just fabulous no muv vehicle can give this much mileage 15.6- tavera is a king all car...sab ka raja chevrolet tavera.......

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Improved new version

By RATAN SINGH Posted on 12 Apr 13, 05:47 PM

Pros Improved engine and interiors

Cons Looks, no safety features

We brought a new Xylo last month and had also test driven this new version of Tavera. While the new engine is very good and interiors better, for personal usage, we all feel that the Tavera loses out. Also, the company doesnt offer safety like ABS or Airbags - this is a must have in this price. Overall, the new Tavera is much improved but could be better for personal usage. Hope Chevrolet does something

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T..avera Tall over avera...ge. Enjoyed ride and apprehended.

By JOTHI Posted on 26 Sep 13, 08:17 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,T..avera Tall over avera...ge Enjoyed ride and apprehended

Cons Average Looks,Average Performance,Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,CongestedUncomfortable,T..avera Tall over avera...ge Enjoyed ride and apprehended

T..avera Tall over avera...ge Enjoyed ride and apprehended

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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

Best fuel economy, Captan seat plus lot of space front rear and back side also theater type sitting, 18kmpl best average in SUV,best performance and style so i am in love in my SUV

By Posted on 19 Sep 13, 05:59 PM

Pros Great Looks,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,18KMPL BEST AVERAGE IN SUV CLASS CAR ,THEATER TYPE SITTING VISIBILITY AND LOT OF SPACE I GIVE 5 STAR

Cons Average Interiors,I DON"T LIKE INTERIOR OF TAVERA BUT I ADJUST IT

I give 5 star to my TAVERA SUV, i am in love with my TAVERA SUV,amazing best in SUV class car 18kmpl, best of inner space in each front row , second row and rear sitting with lot of space,+ foldable ,adjustable rear seat, i can put my sons bycycle in rear side, best look like luxiries cars, i give forther 10 star to this SUV Thanks.

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