We are not surprised with the spyshots of upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Tavera, as we expected it earlier. Anyways thanks to our good friends at Motorbeam for having the clear snaps of upgraded Tavera in Manali, besides along with it the Rhino also seen. The updated Tavera has a slight camouflage on the hood which suggests the probability of an air scoop in the MPV.
As we said earlier the new Tavera has received the new radiator grille treatment as is seen on all the new Chevrolets, along with a new front bumper and headlights. The Tavera was pulled out of BSIV cities as its engine did not comply with the new emission norms. The 2012 Chevrolet Tavera will be powered by a new Bharat Stage IV compliant 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engine developed by none other than Lotus, for a less heard Indian brand called ‘Sonalika’ / ICML. The engine currently powers the Rhino MUV which is the Toyota Qualis look alike (and equally ugly at that) that you may have seen bouncing around on the Indian highways once in a while. The engine is good for 100 horses and a fuel economy of 16-18 kmpl.
However, to attract new customers to the Tavera again, GM is expected to launch it by end-2011 with a slight price hike over the current model! (See more updated picture on 18/10/2011 below the jump)
Also see– 2011 Chevrolet Tavera BSIV by end-2011
More spied pictures of 2012 Chevrolet Tavera facelift –
Source – Motorbeam