Guangzhou Live – Chevrolet Sail 3 Sedan (Next gen Chevrolet Sail)

Posted on: Nov 22, 2014 - 9:25am IST

Features a longer wheelbase. 

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off their next generation Sail 3 at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The next model brings in a host of changes, says the company.

Chevrolet Sail 3 front at 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

Expected to go on sale in China later this year, the third generation Sail is redesigned from the ground-up. It features the familiar Chevrolet dual grille that proudly brandishes the Chevrolet Bow-Tie badge and a new set of swept-back headlamps that helps improve the modern look of the car. It has grown longer and wider, with the wheelbase being increased by 35 mm for larger cabin space than the previous generation.

Chevrolet Sail 3 front quarter at 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

Inside, Chevrolet claims that the Sail 3 reeks of “exquisite craftsmanship”. They further claim that the compact sedan comes with “sculpted” seats to improve comfort, and a “flowing instrument panel”. The boot can accommodate up to 366 liters of luggage.

Chevrolet Sail 3 rear at 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

Under the hood, the Sail 3 will come with a choice of 2 petrol engines: a 1.3-liter VVT and a 1.5 DVVT engines. GM have not divulged the power or efficiency figures of the two engines. Customers can choose either a manual or a “mechanical automatic transmission” (AMT) with Start/Stop function.

Chevrolet Sail 3 interior at 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show

The Sail twins in India recently got minor updates, and hence the new generation Sail 3 is not expected to launch in the country at least for next year or two. In fact, it remains to be seen whether GM India even launches the new generation model, as cars like the Sail and Enjoy are perceived as ‘Made in China’ cars in India, and suffer from poor brand value.

Chevrolet Sail 3 at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show – Image Gallery

GM at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show – Press Release

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3 thoughts on “Guangzhou Live – Chevrolet Sail 3 Sedan (Next gen Chevrolet Sail)

  1. prince says:

    Looks cool..but im disappointed about the window switches..they have shifted to dash bord pannel..and back is plain..add some chrome finish to back..Seat height adjuster is missing..Alloy wheels are old fashioned..

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  2. Joy says:

    This one has to get the crown. Real value-for-money. No non-sense things. Current gen Sail twins in India are not really bad-looking from the out. The front bumper with big Chevrolet badge and the eagle wing headlamps are cool. Rear is practical but plain. But the major disappointment is the interior. This new-gen Sail looks good in and out. The badge placement on the rear is little odd. Panel gaps are inconsistent; look at the B-pillar. Other than that, this one looks good. Interiors have improved though not on par with Verna. Leg room and seats look fantastic. Dashboard and steering look simple but brilliant. Few features have to be added like mirror indicators, bigger wheels, auto AC, machine cut alloys, keyless start-stop etc. as they are becoming standard on other vehicles. And if they maintain current pricing levels (ofcourse additional 20-30k for extra features), this is just amazing product. Why go for compact sedans when we can get full fledged sedan at that price? Come on Chevrolet!! 🙂

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  3. sri says:

    actually this looks cool !! and a bit more stylish than the current model which feels more of aveo an outdated style still chevy have to offer this car with a downsized Cruze engine!!

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