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Chevrolet Tavera Neo

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Review of Chevrolet Tavera Neo

Overview

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.

Here is our review of the new Tavera Neo 3

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.

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.

  • What we like

    Improved features plus has space.

  • What we dislike

    Lacks style and features.

Exterior

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.

 

Exteriors

  • 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.

  • What we like

    Looks slightly better now.

  • What we dislike

    Rivals have an edge in exterior design

Mileage Running Cost

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

Mileage Running Cost

  • 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.

  • What we like

    Diesel is efficient 

Comfort Suspension

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.

Comfort and Suspension

  • 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.

  • What we like

    Good comfort and feels stable at high speeds

  • What we dislike

    Slighty bouncy ride with one person on board

Engine Performance

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. 

Engine Performance

  • 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.

  • What we like

    Smooth new engine - oodles of punch even at high revs

  • What we dislike

    Gear shift calls for long throws

Braking 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.

Brakes and Wheels

  • 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

  • What we like

    Improved handling.

  • What we dislike

    Still has body roll.

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