Spied: Chevrolet Sail facelift continues testing in China


Kaustubh Shinde, They say sooner or later your passion finds you. Sometime in late 2009, I started writing for IAB and ever since then it has been a roller coaster ride for me. An amazing experience that has taught me a lot, taken me to new places, driven some great cars and met some amazing people. When you don't find me on IAB (very rarely), you will find me either at a coffee shop or an eatery or at the nearest gadget store. Hope you enjoy IAB as much as we do!

Back in October of 2012, we saw a heavily camouflaged test mule of the Sail sedan testing in China. During this phase, GM India was almost ready to launch the Sail sedan. Thus, we were feeling a bit short-changed as we were given the old model.

However since then we have not learned of any sightings of the new Sail sedan in China. Until now!

Chevrolet Sail Sedan facelift China front

And there’s no reason for GM to hurry. For the first four months of 2013, the Chevrolet Sail was China’s third best selling car. For 2012, it claimed the title of China’s most exported car. Recently production of the Sail was boosted in China as its demand rose further in export markets.

A CarNewsChina reader has managed to snap a test mule of the Sail sedan after 8 whole months. This test mule is a testimony that a midlife facelift is due on the Sail sedan very soon.

The test mule is heavily camouflaged but note the sporty new alloy design, subtly revised headlights and rear lights, and some changes at the bumpers.

Chevrolet Sail Sedan facelift China side

In China, the Sail sedan is available with a 1.2L and a 1.4L petrol engine. The facelifted model could add some interesting features to the spec list.

It is highly unlikely that GM India will follow suit and facelift the Indian version as well because it was launched a few months back. GM India needs to see significant volumes before it readies an overhaul. Both the Sail sedan and the hatchback are launched in India to pull volumes and so far have managed to attract a significant customer base.

Perhaps, the Indian subsidiary will think of launching the facelift sometime in 2015?

[Source: Carnewschina.com]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Chevrolet Sail News & Updates

Chevrolet Beat special edition at 2016 Auto Expo

Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Enjoy, Chevrolet Sail special editions – Auto Expo 2016

Chevrolet Sail 3 front three quarters at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Chevrolet Sail 3 – Motorshow Focus

New Chevrolet Sail hatchback front three quarters press image

Several GM dealers scaling down presence due to viability issues – Report

Chevrolet Lova MPV front for China 2015 leaked

Chinese-spec Chevrolet Lova MPV leaked – Report

2016 Baojun 330 rear three quarter spotted undisguised

Chevrolet Sail-based Baojun 330 spotted undisguised – China

Chevrolet Sail 3 launch China

Chevrolet Sail 3 Sedan (Next gen Chevrolet Sail) launched – China