GM has been on the look out for a BSIV compliant diesel engine for the Tavera for a while now but the search is finally over. At the second anniversary celebration of GM India’s Talegaon plant it was disclosed that ICML's Rover-designed 2.0litre common-rail diesel engine will slot under the Tavera's hood and from experience we know this engine is a dramatic improvement over what the Tavera currently offers.The engine develops 123PS of power and a very gutsy xxx Nm of torque which is the best in its class. Moreover its driverability and tractabilty make it very easy to harness all the potential from the engine which should revive interest in the GM's ageing MUV.
It’s a tale of two for General Motors with the company winning the National Safety Award for the second year in a row courtesy its Halol manufacturing plant and also celebrating the second anniversary of their plant in Talegaon. The Halol plant won the award under the Best Safety Systems while GM is also planning on setting up a Powertrain Plant at the Talegaon premises by the year-end which should make it the first plant for GM globally that will make both petrol and diesel engines together.