All you need to know about the Chevrolet Sail U-VA
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Finally, the rain of Chevy Sail spy pictures will stop as we are all set to bring you the complete review of the much awaited hatchback with high quality inside out pictures. Before that let us bring you all the important details about the car.
The Chevy Sail U-VA will be marketed as an entry level premium hatchback with class leading space and fuel economy. The hatchback was designed and developed by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre (PATAC) which is jointly managed by GM and SAIC.
The car made its Chinese debut in Jan 2010 and became an instant hit by clocking a consistent 25,000 units per month. Exports to Latin America started in 2011 and currently the Sail enjoys the distinction of being the best selling export market car from China.
Chevrolet Sail obtained a very good 4-Star rating in the CNCAP crash tests and comes equipped with usual safety features like ABS, EBD and airbags.
The preparation of the 1.3 litre XSDE diesel motor has started in India as early as June 2009. The modifications to the powertrain are done with Indian conditions in mind such as lower engine speed range compared to Europe and the physical parameters like humidity, temperature and pressure for design considerations are taken at an altitude of 4,000 ft.
The diesel engine has an injection pressure of 1400 bars and generates 78 PS power and 205 Nm of torque and has an ARAI certified economy of 22.1 Kpl. Also on offer is a 1.2 litre petrol that is good enough for 86 PS and 113 Nm.
Further details about the Chevrolet Sail U-VA
- Centrally mounted fuel tank for space effectiveness (under the co-driver seat) and modified rear seats for India.
- 1215 litres of boot space when the 40/60 spit seats are folded.
- 14″ alloy wheels.
- Dual tone interior.
- Bluetooth and Chrome pack exclusive to India.
- Plastics changed to suit Indian conditions.
- Increased ground clearance.
- Upsized AC compressor.
Stay tuned for a comprehensive review!