Chevrolet India launched the much publicised Chevrolet Sail sedan in the highly competitive small sedan segment of Indian car market today. The new Chevrolet Sail is the successor of the ‘not so popular’ Aveo sedan that was discontinued a few months ago. It may be noted that thanks to an unexciting styling and lack of an oil burner, the Aveo siblings could never manage to do well in the country. While the styling continues to remain understated on the replacement models, the diesel engine option should make life a lot easier for the Sail sisters.
Sail is already doing duty in the Chinese market and the car has been made keeping the developing countries in mind.
Prices of Chevrolet Sail petrol variants are- Base-INR 4.99 lakhs, LS-5.49 lakhs, LS ABS-5.70 lakhs and LT- 6.41 lakhs.
Prices of Chevrolet Sail diesel variants are- Base- INR 6.29 lakhs, LS-INR 6.59 lakhs, LS ABS-6.80 lakhs, LT-7.51 lakhs.
Variants and Features
-Base- Body Coloured Bumpers+ Power Steering+ Air Conditioning+ Front Power Windows+ Power Adjust for ORVMs+ Tilt Steering+ Day and Night IRVM+ Remote Fuel Filler + Boot Release+ Engine Immobilizer
-LS- All features of Base+ Full Wheel Covers, Body Coloured ORVMs+ Foglamps+ Rear Antenna+ Chrome Inside Door Handles+ Chrome Parking Brake Button+ Leather Wrapped Steering+ Rear Parcel Shelf+ Cigar Lighter+ Driver Airbag+ Key-in Reminder
-LS ABS- All features of LS+ Digital Clock+ Integrated Audio System+ 4 Speakers+ Bluetooth for Mobile Music Streaming and hands free telephony+ ABS
-LT- All features of LS ABS+ Passenger Airbag+ Security Alarm System+ Speed Sensitive Autolock+ Keyless entry
GM has played safe with the Aveo’s styling, probably, a tad too safe to make the car stand out in a market crowded with small sedans. While the Sail breaks no new ground in the styling department, I have to admit that it does look a generation ahead of the car it replaces.
Upfront, the bonnet has a muscular crease running across it which looks good and adds character to the car’s styling.The car features upswept headlamps, new Chevrolet family grill and together with the beefy bumper, the front end is far from being boringly rectangular.
Coming to the side, the bland surfaces continue and the car can really do with blacked out B pillars. The car comes with stylish 8 spoke alloy wheels on the top end variants.
The Rear end, with somewhat ‘Linea-ish’ taillamps and a beefy bumper, finally provides some visual relief.
Overall, the Sail is a neat design but nothing ground breaking here.
On the inside, the car shares the panels with the hatchback sibling and makes use of beige upholstery and faux silver to elevate the appeal of the conservatively styled interiors.
Capacity- 1.2-litre petrol / 1.3 litre diesel
Power- 85bhp at 6000rpm / 77bhp at 4000rpm
Torque- 11.5kgm at 5000rpm / 20.9kgm at 1750rpm
Gearbox- 5-speed manual
Wheel base- 2465mm
Tyres- 175/70 R14
Tank size- 42 litres / 40 litres
Chevrolet Sail Sedan Images
Chevrolet Sail sedan brochure