General Motors showcased the Tavera Neo3 at Auto Expo last week. Due to the maddening number of unveilings and launches, we had to skip highlighting the changes on the new model. Today, we're going to dig a bit deeper and find out what all is new.
The bad news is that the Tavera largely remains the same. This operation is a facelift and not a generation shift. The most transforming changes are to the front which benefits from the introduction of a twin port grille and a larger bowtie emblem. Clear lens headlamps and a new bumper carrying a lower mesh grille top off changes to the front fascia.
The highest variant sports a dual tone body paint, gold bumpers and side trim. The fog lights and grille are finished in chrome. Interiors similarly are finished in dual tone color - GM has chosen gray and beige for the facelift. Perforated leather seats and captain seat arrangements are offered on this variant.
GM has not discontinued the 2.5-liter engine and runs it alongside the new BS4-compliant 2.0-liter engine sourced from ICML. GM is expected to launch the new Tavera in the next 4-8 weeks which is when pricing and exact technical specifications will be revealed.