It’s now been a year that India adapted BSIV standards. The move saw many cars move out of the 13 BSIV compliant cities, and move into smaller cities where strict emission norms are yet to be implemented. The Chevrolet Tavera, a rather popular MPV from GM too saw its fate sealed. Talks with Sonalika pointed to the company acquiring a BSIV-compliant 2.0-liter CRDi engine for Tavera. It’s the same machine that powered the Sonalika Rhino and is known to produce max power of 123 bmp.
Rumors last year suggested that once the Chevrolet Tavera was fitted with the 2 liter engine, it would be available at around the 8 lakh mark. This proposed change also raised questions about a replacement for the 2.5 liter engine that still powers the Chevrolet Tavera MPV in BSIV non compliant cities.
Last year, saw GM partner with Cars and Motors Ltd (ICML) to procure these complaint engines so the BS IV version of Tavera could be launched. The engine is proposed to be easily upgradable to BS V and was proposed to have been in the market already. However, that plan seem sto have been delayed already.