Chevrolet Sail sedan is amongst the symbolic creation from the manufacturers which is offered in both in diesel as well as in petrol versions. General Motors India introduced the updated version of Chevrolet Sail sedan in the Indian car market on September 24, 2014. GM India introduced the facelift version of the sedan after the pinch of booming sales for Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent.
The refreshed version of the Chevrolet Sail sedan gets some minor changes for exterior as well as interior in order to perk-up the looks as well as ergonomics. The front fascia of Sail Sedan comes with a radiator grille with dual port design which is further pooled with a black mesh and chrome finish. The badge is embedded which holds the signature of the company's name that is layered in gold plating proffers with a dazzling from the front. A pair of headlight clusters is fitted with stylish hawk wing design that includes high intensity lamps and turn indicators. The front bumper comes with body colour that is integrated with an air dam assists in the cooling of the engine. The front windshield is laminated and fixed with intermittent wipers. The side profile is also quite exciting as wheels for the base variant comes with steel wheels whereas top end variant comes with alloy wheels. The rear profile looks prominent with taillight cluster on either side of the bumper, windshield comes with defogger, high mount stop lamp and roof mounted antenna. The design changes comprises of chrome garnishing for the fog lamps, headlamp surrounds and chrome stripe on the boot. Talking about the dimensions, Sail sedan comes with overall length of 4249mm, total width of 1690mm and height of 1503mm with ground clearance of 174mm.
Talking about the interiors, the most evident modification to the sedan is the all new dual tone dashboard that is flaunted by adding chrome and silver inserts around the music system. Moreover, the door trim gets similar dual tone combination whereas the AC vent bezel and door handles comes with chrome finish. The 1-DIN music system has reinstated by the 2-DIN music system compatible with music streaming and Bluetooth connectivity. Talking about the safety aspect of the sedan, the refreshed version of Chevrolet Sail Sedan includes safety features such as Dual Airbags, ABS, EBD, engine immobilizer and auto door locking system.
Engine Specifications and Performance
Under the hood, Chevrolet Sail sedan is equipped with petrol as well as diesel engines. The 1.2 litre petrol engine is capable of producing 83bhp of maximum power and peak torque of 108Nm which comes mated to 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Whereas, the 1.3-litre SDE SMARTTECH turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 75bhp of maximum power and 190Nm of peak torque which also comes mated with 5-speed manual transmission.
Price and Competition
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Sail Sedan is priced in the range of INR 5.52 – INR 8.09 lakh and competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent in the current segment.