General Motors will revamp its sole MPV model for India, the Tavera, for a re-launch later this year. General Motors would source a sub 2-liter CRDI engine from Sonalika that will enable the Tavera to meet BS4 emission norms that are in effect across major cities in India.
The Tavera will get a 100bhp CRDI engine which should work wonders for the aging workhorse. General Motors could also give the BS4 Tavera a cosmetic overhaul to imply to the layman that there's something new about it.
Sonalika's diesel engine is expected to return close to 16-17km/l. General Motors has said that its future offerings will all have diesel engine options and the advantage of diesel fuel cannot be overlooked anymore.
We've tried to fuse the next generation Chevrolet front-end with the Tavera and the result isn't too bad. General Motors should add alloy wheels, roof rails, body graphics, etc to the new Tavera to set it further apart from the taxi cab model, which we see all the time.