Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign in with facebook
Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password

GM temporarily halts production of Tavera BS-III and Sail diesel variants

June 12, 2013, 01:15 PM IST by Arunprasad Nandakumar
GM temporarily halts production of Tavera BS-III and Sail diesel variants

General Motors India VP, Mr P Balendran has confirmed that GM has temporarily stopped production of the Sail sedan and hatchback diesel variants from June 5 and Tavera BS III model from the following day. The step was taken to rectify the quality issues with the Sail models, while the BS III Tavera is put on hold due to niggles related to the emissions.

Though the delay in production is confirmed, a word on possible recalling of already sold units is not out yet, but the VP has vouched to come out with an official statement on it soon. GM has however confirmed that neither of the issues is safety related and is not one that concerns the petrol variants of the Sail or the Tevara BS-IV. Hence, the production and sales of these models will continue unaffected.

GM has informed their dealers about the issue and has advised to spread the word for the possible delay in delivery of previous bookings for these models. The Sail sedan and hatchback variants currently sell around 5000 units together – 60-70% of these are diesel variants.

We are expecting GM to issue a recall soon at least for the Sail; the existing customers will certainly want updated and better quality fitments. If Chevrolet makes an announcement soon, this will be the third recall in India in quick succession, after Mahindra, Nissan and Renault made similar announcements in past few weeks. These call backs though revealing possible flaws in the units, they can also be seen as a positive sign as car makers are standing up for their mistakes and are willing to correct the flaws. 

Tags:Chevrolet,Tavera,Chevrolet Tavera,Sail U-VA,Chevrolet Sail U-VA,Sail U-VA 1.3 LS,Tavera Neo 3 LS- 10 STR BS-III
Show CommentsHide Comments
  • Upcoming Cars

Hyundai QXIHyundai QXI

May 2019

8L - ₹ 10L
BMW New X5BMW New X5

Apr 2019

70L - ₹ 90L
Mercedes-Benz GLE NewMercedes-Benz GLE New

May 2019

65L - ₹ 80L
Maruti Suzuki New Vitara BrezzaMaruti Suzuki New Vitara Brezza

Jun 2019

8L - ₹ 9L
Hyundai Tucson FaceliftHyundai Tucson Facelift

Jun 2019

18L - ₹ 20L
All Upcoming Cars
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in