GM India to resume the production of diesel Sail twins by end of this month; Tavera BS3 will follow in August

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013 - 1:12pm IST

Regular Indian Autos Blog readers know that GM India has stopped the production of the diesel variants of the Chevrolet Sail U-VA, Sail notchback and the Chevrolet Tavera BS-III over some quality issues.

Chevrolet Sail Sedan India

The automaker was confident that the issues would be resolved at the earliest and the production would resume. Economic Times reports that GM India will restart the production of the Sail U-VA and the Sail sedan by the end of this month. The production of the BS-III Tavera will resume by the end of next month.

Chevrolet Sail U-VA tracking shot front

P. Balendran,Vice President, General Motors India, said –

We will start production of Sail HB (hatchback) & NB (notchback) diesels by end of July and Tavera by end of August.

The quality issues didn’t affect the production of the petrol variants of the Sail twins and the BS-IV Tavera. Even though the Chevrolet Enjoy employs the same 1.3 litre diesel engine (Fiat MultiJet) as the Sail twins, the production of the MPV continues unaffected.

Chevrolet Tavera Neo3

The temporary setback has hindered GM India’s progress which was showing a positive sign this year while the auto industry as a whole is registering negative growth. In the month of June, GM India saw its sales slide by 10.71% with 6,575 units sold.


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2 thoughts on “GM India to resume the production of diesel Sail twins by end of this month; Tavera BS3 will follow in August

  1. Deepak Chablani says:

    Its disappointing to observe such quality issues cropping just days and weeks after launch. It was the Sail twins and Tavera, now Ecosport …it puts a big question mark on the manufacturers credibility, isn’t ? After years of testing, these are least expected in today’s world.

  2. We hope “Compact Car of the year” will come soon with diesel variant in market.


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!