The Chevrolet Tavera is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) marketed by General Motors for its Chevrolet marque from 2001 to 2005 in Indonesia and from 2004 to 2017 in India.
History of the Chevrolet Tavera
From 2001 to 2005, American carmaker General Motors marketed the Panther in Indonesia as the Chevrolet Tavera, and from 2004 to 2017, it was available in India by General Motors under the Chevrolet branding. Tavera, Corsica is a little French village with a reputation for having challenging roads. Thus, Isuzu CEO Susumu Hosoi uses it to put his vehicles through their tests. This MUV has strong competition in India from cars like the Mahindra Bolero, Toyota Innova, and Tata Sumo. The Indian Tavera was assembled from an Isuzu Indonesia knock-down component. Two different Tavera models were available in India: the original Tavera, which encompassed the B1 and B2 trims, and the Tavera Neo 2, the standard model that included the LS-B3, LS-B4, LT-L, and the high-end SS-D1 trim. Tavera is currently available in two distinct variants thanks to a 2006 marketing push that recasts the company's offerings in India as "an Indian revolution" (akin to Tavera's successful US marketing push). Even though the original Tavera is still on the market, a newer, fancier model known as the "Tavera Neo 2" is available in India. The Indian Tavera had a makeover in September of the same year. Changes to the front grille and updated cabin decor were part of the makeover. The Tavera Neo 3 was presented as a redesigned version of the vehicle in 2012. This update included new headlights and bumpers. Since the Isuzu Panther is only available with a diesel engine, the Tavera filled the role of its gasoline-powered counterpart in Indonesia. The engine is a 2.2L General Motors unit producing 114 hp (84 kW) and 133 lb-ft (180 Nm) of torque, the same performance as the Opel/Chevrolet Blazer sold in Indonesia. Because of a lack of interest, production stopped in 2005.
In 2017, General Motors retailed the Chevrolet Tavera with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of Rs. 7.22 Lakh (Rs. 9.51 Lakh or $11,708 in 2022) for the base model, and could go up to Rs. 11.50 Lakh (Rs. 15.15 Lakh or $18,648 in 2022) for the top-spec variant.
General Motors released and marketed the Chevrolet Tavera in Indonesia from 2001 to 2005 and India from 2004 to 2017.