GM India to source engines for Tavera from Sonalika
General Motors plans to source engines from the Sonalika Group for its multi-purpose vehicle Tavera in India, to meet new emission norms.autos Updated: Aug 08, 2010 21:35 IST
General Motors plans to source engines from the Sonalika Group for its multi-purpose vehicle Tavera in India, to meet new emission norms.
A formal announcement regarding the sourcing of Bharat Stage IV-complaint engines is likely to be done within this week.
General Motors India has finalised the deal and the signing will be carried out within the next few days, according to sources close to the development.
“GM India has finalised the deal to source BS IV engines for one of its bestsellers Tavera from Sonalika, which has already upgraded its own utility vehicle Rhino to the new emission norms, a source said.
When contacted, GM India Vice-President P. Balendran said: “We are in discussion with 3-4 vendors for sourcing Tavera’s engine. We will make an announcement as soon as anything gets finalised.”
Sonalika Group Chairman L.D. Mittal declined to comment.
Sources said GM India was currently conducting testings of the engines with the Tavera.
GM India had to stop selling Tavera in 13 cities as it could not upgrade the engines to comply with the new emission norms.