Tavera of GM still the hot cake

Posted by admin at April 20th, 2010 under Auto News |

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The operative Bharat Stage IV emission norm cannot force the phasing out of General Motors’ Tavera. Though the car cannot be pressed into service in the 13 metro cities earmarked under the norm, the rest of India still spreads the red carpet for. GM is in not a position to meet the demand and is convincing the customers who are waiting for more than a month’s time. There is a proposal to find out a variant of BS IV in this Tavera but with no time bound.

The implementation of this BS IV norm by the Government of India has made a deep insinuation among the car makers. GM has abode by the norm and has withdrawn the sale of Tavera in these 13 cities but has focused on the other cities where the reception is galore for this car, said the Director and VP of GM. He added that the Tier II cities have been giving a sharp increase to the sale, 60% with the sale in last month reaching 1700 units of Tavera against the demand of 1700-1800 units.

The capacity of the company is 1500- 16000 units from its Halol plant. This Halol unit has the installed capacity of 85000 units spread to 3 shfits but is working under a single shift. With the second shift already started functioning, the Halol unit is making 180 units a day and the new third shift is allotted the production of LCVs. GM is in alliance with the Chinese SAIC for making LCVs. Halol brings out almost all the major brands of GM in addition to the one at Talegaon.

GM gets 10-12% of the net sales from Tavera with the facelift variant coming at Rs6.3 lakhs.

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  1. John Gomes says:

    Dear Sir, Tavera car is very good there is plus point it has very goog isuzu engine which everybody likes it, one thing d company GM should not stop d production. if d government wants pollution free cars in future than do what government wants. but d Tavera car as good sale in india i also like to inform to GM that tavera in future should have good finshing. thank u!

  2. Rathish says:

    Except its look (not so attractive) all else is good. So, hoping to see a new model

  3. Mr.Rajeev jaiswal says:

    wow its good to know that its in the waiting list ,it clearly means that they are in no mood to discontinue this MPV . They should definately upgrade the engine and come up with a better CRDI euro iv engine . I have just brought a tavera about 8 months back from gangtok ( Sikkim )and been driving it in the hills without any problem till date . I would like to share one more thing with you , that i have already driven this MPV from Jorethang ( sikkim ) to Dehradun ( utterakhand ) twice with my family , and should definately say that we all loved the drive . It was very comfortable with lots of luggage space .but sad to say that the engine is not fast to drive , the car dosen’t go above 120 KMPH and that feels very sluggish on the highways .

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