Cartrade Comparison Test
ICML (International Cars & Motors Limited) is known for making multi-utility vehicle. The ICML Extreme is basically the successor of the Rhino with advanced features and improved comfort for long distance journey. This utility vehicle is designed to target family car buyers. Available in four seating options 7, 8, 9 and 10, the ICML Extreme is priced aggressively in the market. Unlike the Extreme, the Chevrolet Tavera is a spacious, powerful and more upmarket product. Here is a brief spec based comparison between these two multi-utility vehicles in the country.
Exterior and Interior Design
The ICML Extreme, despite having a boxy design, looks alright with its tall stance and features. The lower half of the body looks good with front bumper, side cladding, wheel arches and silver shade at the rear. Its front fascia features large headlamps, aggressively designed grille with silver finish, bonnet scoops with silver shade, and silver skid-guard. The vehicle also gets body graphics and it comes with a unique sporty red and white color combination.
Like the Extreme, the Chevrolet Tavera MUV also gets tall stance with aggressive front styling. The front features perforated and matte finished radiator grille with some chrome treatment and horizontal stripe. The grille is complemented by newly styled headlamp cluster with halogens and integrated side turn indicators. The lower part of the front accommodates a large air dam and a pair of new fog lamps surrounded with chrome finish. The side profile gets body colored ORVMs and pull type door. Its flared wheel arches have been fitted to 15-inch wheels. At the rear, the MUV gets large wind screen with high mounted stop lamp, chrome treated rear license garnish, etc.
ICML Extreme comes with a spacious cabin to accommodate large family, and offers comfortable seats to ensure a safe and comfortable ride. It is equipped with black color panel, backlights, air conditioning, in-build MP3 player, power windows, power steering, etc.
The interiors of the Tavera get heater as well as an air conditioner, power steering, power windows, front roof lamp, lamps for the rear cabin, seat belts, soft fabric upholstery along with complete fabric floor carpet, etc. It comes with an air conditioning vents for all three rows, flexible seating arrangements, comfortable seats, etc. The cabin gets a beige and dark grey combination, while the seven-seat variants get leather upholstery. The new Tavera is available in 7, 8, 9 and 10 seater configurations.
The Chevrolet Tavera Neo is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 80bhp at 3900rpm along with a maximum torque of 19kgm at 1800rpm.
On the other hand, the ICML Extreme is available in diesel version only. It is powered by a 2.0-litre common rail diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 120bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 285Nm at 1750rpm.
After comparing both models on all the parameters, it is visible that Tavera is a clear winner with spacious cabin and various features. However, the ICML Extreme is claimed to be more fuel efficient and powerful. It is also very affordable and has a decent space.