The Chevrolet Sail hasn’t tasted as much success in the Indian market as it’s predecessor, the Aveo, since its launch in India. Possibly due to it’s uninspiring looks and also due to the fact that Indians love the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. In order to make it more appealing to the masses, GM is has launched an updated version of the Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback.
On the outside, the Sail twins get minor updates like chrome surrounds for the fog lamps, chrome garnishing on the bootlid etc. The Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback also get a blacked out B-pillar and a new alloy wheel design as part of the upgrade.
Chevrolet Sail Sedan
- Sail 1.3 TCDi : Rs.6.39 Lakh
- Sail 1.3 TCDi LS : Rs.6.78 Lakh
- Sail 1.3 TCDi LS ABS : Rs. 7.07 Lakh
- Sail 1.3 TCDi LT ABS : Rs. 7.65 Lakh
- Sail 1.2 : Rs. 5.20 Lakh
- Sail 1.2 LS : Rs. 5.71 Lakh
- Sail 1.2 LS ABS : Rs. 6.00 Lakh
- Sail 1.2 LT ABS : Rs. 6.49 Lakh
Chevrolet Sail Hatchback
- Sail Hatchback 1.3 TCDi : Rs. 5.39 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.3 TCDi LS : Rs. 5.88 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.3 TCDi LS ABS : Rs. 6.00 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.3 TCDi LT ABS : Rs. 6.81 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.2 : Rs. 4.41 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.2 LS : Rs. 4.89 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.2 LS ABS : Rs. 5.10 Lakh
- Sail Hatchback 1.2 LT ABS : Rs. 5.77 Lakh
The facelifted Chevrolet Sail twins get spruced up interiors to give them a more upmarket feel. The dashboard gets a dual tone black and beige finish with better quality plastics, chrome surrounds for the air conditioning vents and gear knob along with a black steering wheel with a prominent golden Chevy bow-tie.
A major addition is a Bluetooth compatible 2-DIN multimedia system that has been added as part of this update. The addition may attract those who want to be connected while on the go.
The engines have been carried over form the current version which is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol good for 85 BHP or a 1.3 litre TCDi diesel which produces 77 BHP. Both engines are mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
General Motors will be hoping the upgrades to the Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback will make them more appealing to the Indian customers but the lack of major exterior upgrades is disappointing. The sedan will compete with the mighty Suzuki Dzire, Tata Zest, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Classic. While the Sail hatchback will battle it out with the Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Polo.
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