Updated on 5 Feb 2013
Updated on 2nd Jan 2013
We brought you the story of Chevrolet Sail sedan doing rounds and showed you some spy shots of the upcoming sedan. The test mule had just the badges covered and as is the norm of decreasing the foilage on the cars as the launch nears, it pretty much hints towards an impending launch and if that was not enough, the blokes back at GM have put up the Chevrolet Sail sedan on the Chevrolet Official website with a coming soon tag.
“A New Definition of Style- Coming Soon…” is what the website says about the upcoming sedan. The car will be the first launch from the stable of the Americans and shall be followed by the launch of their Enjoy MPV in the coming months. The sedan will be entering a highly competitive segment of the entry level sedans where the VFM factor is the only thing matters. The Swift Dzire has been the leader of the pack for quite some time now with the Etios and Manza joining it at the podium.
The Sail sedan shall share a lot of its components with its hatchback sibling and shall be completely indistinguishable from the hatchback version from the front. The Sail go on sale in two engine options with one being a petrol engine and the other being a diesel heart. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit which gives out 84bhp and 113Nm of torque and the diesel offering shall be a 1.3-litre turbo diesel engine giving out a frugal 76bhp and 205Nm of torque.
The diesel guise will be the one which will bring in volumes for the company. The Beat and the Sail U-VA have had quite a successful run in the diesel engine department and the Sail sedan will carry on this success to another segment. From the power figures of the engines, they look to be quite the performing engines. Also what matters the most is the how does GM manage to play the price card. It definitely looks better than the Dzire and looks a lot fresher than the Etios. If it spells VFM, we might just have a winner on our hands