Chevrolet comes up with SAIL Sedan


TNI Bureau: General Motors India, the Indian segment of the US car maker General Motors launched the Chevrolet SAIL Sedan on 1st February 2013 in India. The vehicle is priced at Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.51 lakh for both petrol and diesel variants. The SAIL sedan range consists of 8 variants with 4 being petrol and 4 being diesel based.

The base petrol model starts at Rs. 4.99 lakh while the top-end diesel model comes at Rs. 7.52 lakh. This new C segment sedan will offer competition to the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Indigo Manza, Toyota Etios and a few others. The Chevrolet Sail petrol sedan offers 18.2 kmpl while the Sail sedan diesel hands out 22.1 kmpl.

Chevrolet claims that the suspension and the five speed gearbox offered with the SAIL Sedan are specially designed for Indian road conditions, maintaining sharp driving dynamics. The global passenger vehicle comes both in the Petrol and Diesel variants. While the petrol variants of the sedan are priced from Rs 4.99 to 6.41 lakh, the diesel variants will range from Rs 6.29 to 7.51 lakh. The petrol engine will be a 1.2-litre unit developing 86 PS @ 6000 rpm and 113 Nm @ 4400 rpm, the diesel variants of the Sail sedan is equipped with the 1.3 liter Multijet engine which develops 78 PS @4000 rpm and 205 Nm @ 1750 rpm.

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With regard to interiors, width and the wheelbase the SAIL Sedan is very much identical to the   SAIL U-VA. The Chevrolet SAIL U-VA hatchback features Chevrolet’s signature dual port chrome grille, Hawk Wing styled headlamps, 25+ storage spaces, along with ‘Flex Flat’ & 60:40 Folding Rear Row seats. The vehicle is available in the 1.3 l SMARTECH Turbocharged DOHC Diesel variant that delivers 22.1 km/l and in 1.2 l SMARTECH Petrol Engine variants that delivers a mileage of 18.2 km/l. It was launched in India in last November 2012 after first displayed at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012.

When quipped about the vehicle BMW Group Automobile Engineer Balram Yadav told Himanshu Guru of ‘The News Insight’ that, “As per my opinion it is an aggressive and macho front styling based on the Dynamic Sculpture Design Philosophy, along with a wide stance, lends it unmatched grace and awe inspiring presence. And I think this model will achieve a good position in Indian markets.”

The stunning Chevrolet SAIL Sedan seems to have inspired by Corvette in Dual-Cockpit, Interior Design and can truly be depicted as a refreshing ‘Rising Sun’ instrument cluster.

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