General Motors will be launching the Chevrolet Tavera facelift in India soon. The 2012 Tavera gets very slight upgrades to the exteriors, with the main change being the BSIV compliant engine. The 2.0-liter CRDI motor has been sourced from Sonalika and produces 100 PS of power. We spotted the Tavera undergoing rigorous tests at Rohtang a few months ago. These set of spy pictures were snapped at 12 AM, sporting GJ plates and being driven towards Mumbai. GM is expected to only launch the facelifted Tavera by the end of February and we can expect a price hike of Rs. 50,000/- over the BSIII version.
The Chevrolet Tavera facelift now sports clear lens head lights and orange coloured front indicators. The interiors are almost unchanged and we expect GM to offer new fabric to the MPV. Although the change of heart is significant, the lack of update to the features and aesthetics of the Tavera is not such a good thing. We say so because this segment will soon become abuzz with new launches, which not only look modern but offer good amount of equipment as well. The Tavera’s main market will continue to be the Taxi segment and those who are looking for a budget MPV to carry passengers. Currently, the Tavera fights it out with the Mahindra Xylo, which too is set to get a facelift by the end of January.