General Motors India launched the new Chevrolet Sail in India at a starting price of Rs 4.44 lakhs. The petrol Sail is powered by a 1.2L four cylinder engine generating 80 PS power & 113 Nm torque, while delivering ARAI certified mileage of 18.2 kmpl. Sail diesel price will start from Rs 5.87 lakhs. It will be powered by 1.3L MultiJet, developed in association with Fiat and GM, that delivers a maximum output of 78 PS and 205 Nm torque, while giving a mileage of 22.1 kmpl. Both, petrol and diesel variants of Sail are offered with five speed manual transmission.
Sail is the first car that is a result of GM’s joint venture with Chinese manufacturer SAIC. Based on their all new global design language, Chevy Design Philosophy, features of new Sail hatchback for India include, bold front look, 12″ and 14″ alloys, shooting star styled front fog lamps, dual port front chrome grille, rising sun styled instrument cluster, maximum boot space of 1134 liters, 60:40 folding RR seats, ample legroom and headroom for your comfort during long and tiring city drives.
Safety features of the Chevy Sail U-VA include, all new ‘Safe Cage’ which takes upto 80% of the impact during front collision, centrally mounted fuel tank for minimal risk of fuel catching fire during collision, ABS, EBD, child protection rear door locks, speed sensitive autolock, high strength steel exteriors, and collapsible steering wheel.
New Chevrolet Sail for India will be offered in a choice of seven color options, Switchable Silver, Super Red, Summit White, Sandrift Grey, Linen Beige, Misty Lake, and Cavier Black. In the Indian auto industry, Chevrolet Sail hatchback will be competing head-on with the Maruti Suzuki Swift, the best selling car in its segment. Other cars with which the Sail will compete in India include, Tata Indica Vista, Fiat Punto, Ford Figo,Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Nissan Micra, Skoda Fabia, Honda Brio, Renault Pulse, and Honda Jazz.
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2012 Chverolt Sail U-VA price details
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA Base Petrol – Rs 4.44 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS Petrol – Rs 4.83 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS ABS Petrol – Rs 5.18 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LT ABS Petrol – Rs 5.57 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS Diesel – Rs 5.87 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS ABS Diesel – Rs 6.19 lakhs
2012 Chevrolet Sail U-VA LT ABS Diesel – Rs 6.62 lakhs
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GM India: All new Chevrolet SAIL U-VA Teaser
Jamming inside the all new Sail at the Chevrolet GIMA Awards 2012