Chevrolet Tavera offers a unique pleasure of riding an MUV. Explore the features & specifications of Chevrolet Tavera (Base, Neo and Neo-2 variants) in this review.

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General Motors launched its new generation premium Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) - Chevrolet Tavera - in India in 2004. With its combination of trouble-free performance, sporty looks and superior drivability, the MUV offers outstanding value for money. A number of special features, like large reinforced tyres & rims, a recalibrated suspension system and steering wheel adjusted for local uses, have been incorporated in Tavera, to make it perfectly suitable for Indian roads. Over the passing years, the MUV has proven itself as one of the most opted vehicles in its class and an automobile that is highly reliable, comfortable and fuel-efficient. Moreover, Tavera offers low maintenance and running costs.

Engine
At the heart of Chevrolet Tavera lies a powerful 2.5L turbo diesel engine, which generates a power of 80 PS @ 3900 rpm and a torque of 19 PS @ 1800 rpm. The engine mates with a manual gear box to deliver good amount of power. It is equipped with Direct Fuel Injection System, supplemented by low-compression turbo charging, which ensures minimal emissions. The low-end torque of Tavera provides exceptional drivability, with less gear shifting required.

Design And Comfort
Chevrolet Tavera marks its presence on the road, with its striking looks. The front fascia of the car is adorned by a sloping hood and a single-bar front grille, with the large gold Chevy bow-tie emblem mounted on it. Adding to the muscular appearance of Tavera are its horizontal headlights and tail lamps. The cushioned seats of the car offer a high degree of comfort for its occupants. The long wheelbase of Tavera provides ample legroom. The seats are quiet supportive, with enough space in the front and rear compartments.

Interiors
Chevrolet Tavera boasts of a thoughtfully designed cabin. Simplicity, with a tinge of lavishness, is the underlying theme of the roomy interiors of the MUV. Adding to the elegance is the root wood finish trimmings on the dash and gear knob. Small storage spaces are tucked away in the cabin, within easy reach. The car is also equipped with a large rear cabin lamp. The triple-row air-conditioning system of Chevrolet Tavera has three rows of vents.

Ride And Handling
Chevrolet Tavera cruises along the highways and rolls on rough terrain with great ease. Steering is smooth and effortless at low speeds. The advanced suspension system of Tavera makes for a well-balanced and smooth ride-quality. The steering is agile, which keeps the car swift and responsive, thereby facilitating easy maneuvering. With a mellow turbo, acceleration and handling quality of the automobile are simply unmatched.
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Safety
The standard safety features of Chevrolet Tavera are child locks in the rear doors and seat belts for passengers sitting in the front and rear seats. Apart from this, the car is fully loaded with advanced features, to enhance the safety of its occupants, which includes passenger cell with front crumple zones and side-impact beams. The front brakes of Tavera provide better stopping power.

Chevrolet Tavera Price, Variants And Color
The three main variants of Chevrolet Tavera are Base, Neo and Neo-2. Available in six colors - Casablanca White, Blazing Red, Cashmere, Icy Blue, Dazzling Silver and Intense Black, Chevrolet Tavera comes with a price tag of Rs. 6.10 Lacs (approx).

Chevrolet Tavera Mileage
Multi Utility Vehicle from American Motor giant, Chevrolet Tavera gives a mileage of 10-12 kmpl.

Technical Specifications of Chevrolet Tavera
Overview
Model Chevrolet Tavera
Body Type MUV
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 7
Fuel Capacity 55 liters
Dimensions
Length 4435 mm
Width 1680 mm
Height 1765 mm
Wheelbase 2685 mm
Ground Clearance 184 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.6 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1585 kg
Engine
Type 2.5L 80bhp Direct Injection Turbo Diesel
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 2499 cc
Transmission 05 Gears Manual
Max. Power 80 PS @ 3900 rpm
Max. Torque 19 PS @ 1800 rpm
Suspension
Front Suspension Double Wishbone with Independent Torsion Bar Spring & Anti-roll Bar
Rear Suspension Semi-elliptical Leaf Spring
Brake
Front Ventilated Disc & Caliper
Rear Drum, Leading - Trailing (Self Adjusting)
Steering Type Telescopic
Tyre Size 205/65 R15

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