Chevrolet India has an interesting range of cars displayed at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has unveiled the latest generation Captiva, Tavera facelift version and Spark LPG. Chevrolet Camaro with its stunning looks and the eco-friendly Volt electric car add glamour and style to the Chevrolet’ stall at the Expo. We expect new cars such as the minivans (Hong Tu, Hong Guang) and Sail hatchback and sedan to be unveiled in the next couple of days.
Chevrolet Captiva facelift
The Captiva facelift gets noticeable changes on the exteriors, interiors and will likely perform better than the outgoing Captiva. The new Captiva has a sporty bow tie grille as seen on the Beat and Cruze, refreshed headlamps and redesigned taillamps. With regard to interiors, the new Captiva gets symmetrical dual cockpit; again, a design which is similar to what was featured in the Beat and Cruze.
Under the hood lies a new 2.2 litre CRDI diesel motor that produces 184 bhp of maximum power which is up by 36 bhp when compared with the 2.0-litre 148 bhp motor that powers the current model. The engine will be mated to 5-speed manual as well as automatic transmission. The 2012 Captiva will likely be priced roughly Rs. 1 lakh above the present model which has a price range of 18 lakh – 19.7 lakh.
Chevrolet Tavera facelift
The Tavera facelift has very less changes that for a casual observer, the changes will be very minimal. The front of the new Tavera has the typical bow-tie grille of Chevrolet as seen in the Cruze and the Beat. However, the styling is conservative and gel well with the overall design of the Tavera. The headlamp clusters get clear lens treatment and integrated with side-swept turn indicators. The front bumper has also been redesigned featuring round fog lamps as against rectangular fog lamps in the existing model.
The side profile of the new Tavera have no changes and will likely feature black door handles in base variants while the top-end variants may come with chrome coated door handles. The rear of the new Tavera has no visible changes when compared with the existing model except clear lens treatment for the tail lamps cluster.
Though there are no official hints about the engine specifications, expect a 2-litre turbocharged intercooled direct injection diesel engine produces 100 PS of peak power and 240 Nm of peak torque sourced from the ICML Rhino MPV. Expect the Tavera facelift to be priced in the range of Rs. 8 lakh – 10 lakh.
Though Chevrolet has not announced launch dates, we expect both cars to hit roads within the next six months.