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Cartrade Editorial Team Cartrade Editorial Team Tuesday 10 Mar 2015, 10:38 AM

Mahindra & Mahindra is the country's largest sports utility and utility vehicle maker. With an average of over 8,000 cars per month, the Mahindra Bolero is currently the country's top selling SUV. This car has a strong demand in rural and semi-urban regions, thanks to its off-road abilities and cabin to accommodate seven to eight adults. Though not a direct competitor, the Chevrolet Tavera too is equally popular in rural and semi-urban regions of the country.

The Tavera is basically a MUV and is based on the old body-on-frame layout. The suspension was specifically optimized for the Indian roads and it does well in tackling pot holes in an impressive way. It offers a spacious cabin to accommodate seven adults comfortably. The MUV is more than sufficient to control rugged or rough terrains.

Exterior & Interior Design: Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera

Mahindra Bolero SUV features a sleek front grille and a muscular bumper. The rear side of the SUV looks good with new taillights. The side profile features well-contoured door handles and stylish wheels. It comes with 180mm of ground clearance, which is pretty decent to counter rough roads. The Chevrolet Tavera features aggressive, perforated radiator grille with chrome accents, flanked by neatly designed headlight cluster. Its bumper has a wide air intake and a couple of fog lamps with chrome surround. Its wheel arches have been fitted to 15-inch alloy wheels.

Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera
Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera

The new Bolero has new dashboard, electronic shift transfer case and attractive seats. The seven-seater car comes with various small storage areas. It is equipped with a large glove box, a mobile holder and a 12V charging point. The company has improved the efficiency of the air conditioning system. Talking about the interiors of Chevrolet Tavera, it is simple in design. The Tavera gets features such as powerful air conditioning, better instrument cluster, and advanced infotainment system.

Performance: Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera

The Mahindra Bolero is powered by a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine with Micro hybrid system. This engine is capable of producing a top power output of 63bhp and a peak torque of 195Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the car via a five-speed manual gearbox.

Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera
Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera

On the other hand, the Chevrolet Tavera is powered by a 2.5-litre direct injection diesel engine. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 80bhp at 3900rpm along with a peak torque of 186Nm at 1800rpm. This engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox which sends power to the rear wheels of the car.

Conclusion: Mahindra Bolero Vs Chevrolet Tavera

While Mahindra Bolero is benefited with its rugged looks and abilities of tackling rough terrains, the Chevrolet Tavera offers a lot more power and spacious cabin to its customers. Both models target the rural buyers of the country; however, Bolero is more popular among buyers in the country.