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2012 AUTO EXPO - Chevrolet brings in new Captiva and facelifted Tavera Neo3


Chevrolet has announced the new Captiva and Tavera Neo3 at the 2012 Auto Expo. The new Captiva 2.2 AT will come powered by a 2.2-litre engine that is mated to a six-speed auto transmission. The car also sports a new fresh, sporty exterior design. The interior gets a jet-black treatment, while other features like cruise control, dual-row heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers and a stylish sunroof are also present.

The Tavera Neo3 has been upgraded based on Customer feedback. The new car "combines the handling of a passenger car with the performance and ruggedness of an MUV". The Tavera now gets Chevrolet's twin-port grille, and a bigger bowtie emblem too. Larger headlamps with integrated indicators are also present.

The top-end variant will get a dual-tone body colour combination and contrasting gold bumpers and side trim. The interior has been given a premium look in order to give the car a more luxurious feel.

The Tavera comes powered by a 2.5-liter direct injection insta-torque turbocharged engine (BS3) and an all-new 2.0-liter common-rail direct-injection diesel engine that is BS4 emission compliant. Both of the engines operate quietly and have excellent low-end torque, making them handy in heavy traffic.