IAB Report – GM India to relaunch Sail twins this month with minor updates

Posted on: Sep 20, 2014 - 11:53am IST

Slow-selling cars to get minor updates focusing on the interior. 

GM India will relaunch the Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback later this month, Indian Autos Blog can reveal today. Both cars will get minor enhancements, focusing mainly on the interior. Another change is that the U-VA branding will be discontinued from the hatchback.

Chevrolet Sail Sedan India
The exteriors of the cars will continue unchanged except for chrome add-ons and an ABS sticker.

A new dual-tone black-and-beige interior will be seen on the Sail twins, and according to sources, GM will use relatively higher quality door and dashboard trims. The interior will be further enhanced with chrome trims and garnishes and a new black steering wheel with the Chevy bow-tie logo in a prominent gold color.

The Sail sedan will get a chrome applique on the bootlid and both cars will receive chrome surrounds to the foglamp.

chevrolet sail sedan dashboard
A new dual-tone dashboard will be seen on the updated Sails.

Mechanically, the cars will continue unchanged. The petrol engine powering these cars is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder making 86 PS (84.78 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The diesel engine is a 1.3-liter Fiat Multijet unit making 78 PS (76.9 bhp) at 4,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The engines are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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Chevrolet Sail Competitors: Tata Zest, Tata Indigo, Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Classic

Chevrolet Sail Expected Price: INR 5.2-7.6 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Chevrolet Sail hatchback Competitors: Maruti Swift, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10

Chevrolet Sail hatchback Expected Price: INR 4.3-6.7 lakhs, ex-Showroom

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2 thoughts on “IAB Report – GM India to relaunch Sail twins this month with minor updates

  1. nitin says:

    FYI multi jet diesel is not sourced from fiat but this engine was co developed by gm and fiat..And is used by I either companies in different state of tune and there are different badges… more over gm need not pay royalty for using this engine as paid by suzuki…

    1. Hello Nitin, thanks for the comment, we should have presented it better, its been fixed now.


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