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Chevrolet Sail Sedan teaserLooks like we are just weeks away from GM India’s first launch for the 2013 year. GM India has started its teasers for the Sail Sedan on its website.

Marketed as ‘A New Definition of Style’, the Chevrolet Sail sedan is essentially a booted version of the Sail U-VA hatchback. The Sail U-VA was launched recently at a starting price of 4.2 lakh rupees with excellent cabin space and fuel economy.

Unfortunately, the Sail hatchback has not caught the masses’ fancy as Chevrolet would have hoped. The Sail sedan hopes to do just that!

Chevrolet Sail Sedan frontChevrolet Sail Sedan rear

The website lists down the USPs of the Sail sedan –

  • Designed to turn heads
  • Excellent leg room
  • Generous boot space
  • Safe Cage structure for occupant safety
  • Safety features such as Auto Door Locks, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Airbags, Seat Belts with pre-tensioner, Crumple Zones, Collapsible Steering System & Side Impact Beams
  • Bluetooth phone pairing
  • 3 Year / 45,000km Chevrolet Promise
  • 5 Year / 1,50,000km Engine and Transmission Warranty
  • 3 Year / 1,00,000km Vehicle Warranty

Unlike the Aveo sedan which was powered by a 1.4L petrol engine, the Sail sedan will be powered by a 1.2L SMARTECH petrol engine and a 1.3L SMARTECH turbocharged diesel engine (a derivative of the Fiat MultiJet) mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

We are expecting GM India to launch the Sail sedan in the 6-8 lakh rupees bracket making it very competitive against existing runners such as Swift Dzire, Mahindra Logan and the lot. The real troublemaker of this segment will arrive sometime after April 2013 when Honda will launch the Amaze Diesel.

[Image Courtesy - Dr. Suraj and Arup10 of Team-BHP.com]

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  • http://www.microrao.com Sridhar Rao

    Sail hatchback may be practically good car but I am not very sure of its good looks from any angle. Opinions may vary! Pricing it above the best seller for no significant offering has probably been its undoing. That said, the sedan could be different. From the pictures, the rear (at least) looks pleasing. While the sedan may compete with the likes of dZire, Verito CS, Etios etc….Amaze would probably be priced higher.

  • GURU

    It has got the best shape… good to see :) but the price has to realy competitive and as mentioned earlier, GM has to focus on the ineriors.. Sail was really looking awesome from outside but inside.. I’d say NO… lets seee wat GM has planned for this robust sedan :)

  • sri

    looks good but again if its going to have the same plasticky beige interiors with that Y shaped steering wheels and in simple the same interiors as in UV-A sure shot no body will buy this and also UVA was over priced almost similar to Swift,Pulse,Micra i.e 7.6 lacs over priced and the same would not work where it would be about 8.5 lac then just FYI AMAZE is on the waayyy :D though Sail above looks sporty and fresh it is Honda who is going to be the opponent team :P so start doing some thing like mesmerism to make people buy your car :P

  • sandy

    In-fact its well proportioned and handsome looking car, lots of lines n creases from Cruze. Attractive features and warranties. The size and foot print seems to be of first generation Verna. Seems to become as popular as diesel Beat.

  • Rahul

    Diesel cars will lose the steam soon!