Chevrolet Sail


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Chevrolet Sail Variants

Petrol Variants

Chevrolet Sail Base
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 4,21,830
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Chevrolet Sail LS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 4,66,163
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Chevrolet Sail LS ABS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 4,88,062
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Chevrolet Sail LT ABS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,51,685
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Diesel Variants

Chevrolet Sail LS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,64,517
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Chevrolet Sail LS ABS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 5,79,473
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Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 6,54,482
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Chevrolet Sail Base Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl |
Rs. 5,17,630
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Chevrolet Sail Review

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Chevrolet Sail

The Aveo U-VA did decentley in the Indian market but it lacked the features and style which its successor, the Sail U-VA has in bucketloads. One of the first products to come to the Indian market after the joining of General Motors and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd will be the Sail hatchback. This premium hatchback was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi and when launched, will soon be followed by its sedan verison as well. It is also said that the Sail is the perfect replacement for the Aveo U-VA which has not been doing any good to the sales figures for the company. New and modern rivals like the Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Etios Liva have taken charge of the segment completely.

in 2012 November it has been launched. It easily overcomes the biggest shortcoming of the U-VA, ie, the looks.The Sail has a dual-port grille and looks handsome but it’s not futuristic looking, rather a safe design but something that will appeal to all.  As you can see from the pictures the Indian version has a strong dose of chrome to make it more up-market and it will work as we love chrome!  The interiors of the Sail look well- built and it offers enough space and good storage space. Expect features like  Bluetooth and USB to be offered.Moreover, it is a modern day car, engineered recently and this should reflect in the way it drives and pampers the passengers. It has ABS with EBD and airbags in the safety features department. For India as there are harsh summers, even the AC compressor has been upsized and that will be appreciated for sure.

Overall the changed interior for India suits us a lot. The Sail will be under 4 metres in length which means it will enjoy the tax benefits given out to small cars in India. On the engine front, the Sail will come with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is is a 85 bhp 1.2-litre unit. The diesel engine is the now famous Fiat sourced 1.3-litre Multi-jet unit. The diesel develops a healthy 77 bhp at 4000rpm, it’s smooth and has good low-end grunt. The model has been tuned and changed to suit the Indian market which will definitely appeal to the customers. For a detailed analysis read below.

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Chevrolet Sail Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Pleasing looks
  • Spacious
  • Value for money
  • Efficient diesel

Cons

  • Bland looks
  • Lacks performance (petrol)
  • Lacks quality
  • Refinement

Chevrolet Sail Exteriors

The Sail however will change all that as it features a more modern looking design and a seems as a much better package as well. It easily overcomes the biggest shortcoming of the U-VA, ie, the looks.The Sail has a dual-port grille and looks handsome but it’s not futuristic looking, rather a safe design but something that will appeal to all.  As you can see from the pictures the Indian version has a strong dose of chrome to make it more up-market and it will work as we love chrome!


What we like

Has pleasing looks and also well sized.


What we don't like

Too conservative looks.

 
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Chevrolet Sail Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Chevrolet Sail

Ford Figo

Maruti Swift

Toyota Etios Liva 2011-2013
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Pleasing looks
  • Nice design details
  • New colours make it sporty
  • Has clean, muscular styling
  • Looks sporty
  • Good build quality
  • Pleasing looks
  • Better looking than Etios sedan
What we don't like
  • Quality
  • Lacks futuristic design
  • A bit conservative looking
  • Quality not class best
  • Similar to old Swift
  • Quality not class best
  • Lacks build quality
  • Not best looking
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Chevrolet Sail Front design

The hatchback design of the Sail U-VA with a raised profile liberates enough shoulder and head room inside the car. The front end features the classic Chevrolet split grille with the bow-tie logo in the center.

Chevrolet Sail Rear design

Twin-vertical tail lamp cluster and an almost featureless rear hatch looks different yet suits the profile of the car.

Chevrolet Sail Side profile

The raised rear quarter of the car along with an aerodynamic profile looks decently proportioned. The car has clean lines along its sides

Chevrolet Sail Ground Clearance

The petrol variant has a ground clearance of 174 mm unlike the diesel which sits slightly lower at 168 mm.

Chevrolet Sail Bumpers

Front bumpers get fog lamps neatly tucked into the contours.

Chevrolet Sail Head lamps

The Hawk Wing style headlamps offer good visibility thanks to optimized reflective surfaces.

Chevrolet Sail Tail lamps

The vertical tail lamps sit right at the edge of the rear windshield.

Chevrolet Sail Fog lamps

Fog lamps are housed in the front bumper with defining lines that go along with the design.

Chevrolet Sail Tyres

The Sail U-VA rides on 175/70 R 14 tyres.

Chevrolet Sail Alloy wheels

The top-spec models get 14 inch alloy wheels. The wheel size is 14 x 5.5 J

Chevrolet Sail Outside mirrors

All variants of the Sail U-VA get electric outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs)

Chevrolet Sail Colors

The Sail U-VA is available in seven different color options.

Chevrolet Sail Rear wiper

Rear wiper plus washer is only available on the LT ABS variant.

Chevrolet Sail Roof rails

No roof rails are provided on the Sail U-VA.

Chevrolet Sail Sun roof

Sunroof is not provided on the Sail U-VA.

Chevrolet Sail Spoiler

Spoiler is not provided on the Sail U-VA.

Chevrolet Sail Side Steps

Side steps are not provided on the Sail U-VA.

Chevrolet Sail Spare wheel

Spare wheel has been provided on Sail U-VA.

Chevrolet Sail Comfort & Suspension

The ride of the Sail U-VA is comfortable and it is sure-footed. There is less of the firmness and it is much more comfortable and better equipped to tackle potholes. The refinement though especially from the petrol was average and it sounds a bit thrashy.


What we like

Rides very well and handles potholes very well.


What we don't like

Lacks refinement.


Chevrolet Sail Comfort

Thanks to the modern gas filled shock absorbers, the Sail U-VA offers a very decent and comfortable ride.

Chevrolet Sail Front suspension

The Sail U-VA gets Mc Pherson struts with passive twin-tube gas shock absorbers in the front.

Chevrolet Sail Rear suspension

The rear setup on the car includes a twist axle along with passive twin-tube shock absorbers.

Chevrolet Sail Engine & Performance

The Sail will be under 4 metres in length which means it will enjoy the tax benefits given out to small cars in India. On the engine front, the Sail will come with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is is a 85 bhp 1.2-litre unit. The diesel engine is the now famous Fiat sourced 1.3-litre Multi-jet unit. The diesel develops a healthy 77 bhp at 4000rpm, it’s smooth and has good low-end grunt. The model has been tuned and changed to suit the Indian market which will definitely appeal to the customers.

What we like

What we don't like
 
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1.3L diesel Engine of Chevrolet Sail
1.3L diesel Engine of Chevrolet Sail
1.3L diesel Engine of Chevrolet Sail

Chevrolet Sail In-gear acceleration

Chevrolet Sail U-VA has a very good in-gear acceleration and has well spaced out gears

Chevrolet Sail Gearbox

Both variants of the Sail U-VA come with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Chevrolet Sail Power

The petrol variant of the Sail U-VA produces 86 PS @ 6000 rpm while the diesel engine puts out 78 PS @ 4000 rpm.

Chevrolet Sail Torque

The petrol engine churns out a torque of 113 Nm @ 5000 rpm while the diesel puts out 205 Nm @ 1750 rpm.

Chevrolet Sail NVH levels

The NVH levels in the new Sail are good though some noise does seep into the cabin but that is only to some extent

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Chevrolet Sail Performance

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Chevrolet Sail Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

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Chevrolet Sail Handling Braking & Safety

The handling of the Sail is decent with a light steering. On safety front remote keyless entry, dual airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and Child-protection rear door locks.


What we like

Steering is direct but light too.


What we don't like

Has body roll.


Chevrolet Sail Handling

The handling of the Sail is quite stable and the steering is quite direct and it feels stable around corners

Chevrolet Sail Braking performance

Chevrolet Sail has ABS with EBD in top variant and is satisfactory in braking performance

Chevrolet Sail Safety features

On safety front remote keyless entry, dual airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and Child-protection rear door locks.

Chevrolet Sail ABS

Chevrolet Sail has ABS with EBD

Chevrolet Sail Traction control

Chevrolet Sail does not have traction control

Chevrolet Sail Mileage and Running Costs

The 1.3 l SMARTECH Turbocharged  Diesel Engine with superior torque promises a mileage of 22.1 kmpl. The SAIL U-VA is also available in a 1.2 l SMARTECH Petrol variant giving you 18.2 kmpl. Plus Chevrolet is giving a brilliant warranty package.

Chevrolet Sail Mileage

Chevrolet Sail Petrol Variants
Chevrolet Sail Base 18.2 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail LS 18.2 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS 18.2 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS 18.2 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Sail LS Diesel 22.1 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS Diesel 22.1 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Diesel 22.1 kmpl
Chevrolet Sail Base Diesel 22.1 kmpl

Chevrolet Sail Petrol Mileage


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Chevrolet Sail Diesel Mileage


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Chevrolet Sail Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Chevrolet Sail

Ford Figo

Maruti Swift
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage Base18.2 kmpl
LS18.2 kmpl
LS ABS18.2 kmpl
LT ABS18.2 kmpl
1.2 Duratec EXI15.6 kmpl
1.2 Duratec LXI15.6 kmpl
1.2 Duratec Titanium15.6 kmpl
1.2 Duratec ZXI15.6 kmpl
LXi18.6 kmpl
VXI18.6 kmpl
ZXI18.6 kmpl
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage Base Diesel22.1 kmpl
LS ABS Diesel22.1 kmpl
LS Diesel22.1 kmpl
LT ABS Diesel22.1 kmpl
1.4 Duratorq EXI20 kmpl
1.4 Duratorq LXI20 kmpl
1.4 Duratorq Titanium20 kmpl
1.4 Duratorq ZXI20 kmpl
LDi22.9 kmpl
VDi22.9 kmpl
ZDi22.9 kmpl

Chevrolet Sail City fuel economy

The Sail U-VA diesel gives about 14 kmpl in city

Chevrolet Sail Highway fuel economy

The Sail U-VA gives about 17 kmpl in highways

Chevrolet Sail ARAI rated economy

ARAI rates the petrol variant of the Sail U-VA at 18.2 kmpl while the diesel is rated at 22.1 kmpl.

Chevrolet Sail Tank Range

The petrol Sail U-VA has a range of 764.4 km while the diesel has a range of 884 km.

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Chevrolet Sail Features

Chevrolet Sail Base LS LS ABS LS ABS Diesel LS Diesel LT ABS LT ABS Diesel Base Diesel
Safety
ABS No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
EBD No No No No No No No No
Airbags No Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No No No No
4WD No No No No No No No No
ESP No No No No No No No No
Central locking No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Front-Yes
Rear-No
Auto down for power windows No No No No No No No No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No No No No No No
Cup holders No No No No No No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No No No No No No
Audio system No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No No No No
Electric mirrors No No No No No No No No
Electric foldable mirrors No No No No No No No No
Deffoger No No No No No Yes Yes No
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No No No No No No No
Arm rest No No No No No No No No
Reversing camera No No No No No No No No
Steering controls No No No No No No No No
Bluetooth connectivity No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No No No No No No
Foot rest No No No No No No No No
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust No No No No No No No No
Chilled glovebox No No No No No No No No
Power Seats No No No No No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry No No No No No Yes Yes No
Fog lights No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Sunroof No No No No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No No No No
Rear wiper No No No No No Yes Yes No
Auto headlamps No No No No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Alloy wheels No No No No No Yes Yes No
Rear spoiler No No No No No No No No
Roof rails No No No No No No No No
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps No No No No No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No No No No No

Chevrolet Sail Colors

  •  Cavair Black
  •  Velvet Red
  •  Sandrift Grey
  •  Misty Lake
  •  Switchblade Silver
  •  Linen Beige
  •  Summit White

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Chevrolet Sail Price

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Chevrolet Sail Petrol Price
Chevrolet Sail Base Rs 4.22 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LS Rs 4.66 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS Rs 4.88 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Rs 5.52 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail Diesel Price
Chevrolet Sail Base Diesel Rs 5.18 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LS Diesel Rs 5.65 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS Diesel Rs 5.79 Lakh On-Road Price
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Diesel Rs 6.54 Lakh On-Road Price

Chevrolet Sail Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Chevrolet Sail
Rs 4.22 L - 5.52 L On-Road Price Rs 5.18 L - 6.54 L On-Road Price

Ford Figo
Rs 3.86 L - 5.06 L On-Road Price Rs 4.82 L - 6.00 L On-Road Price

Maruti Swift
Rs 4.42 L - 5.66 L On-Road Price Rs 5.46 L - 6.71 L On-Road Price

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manohar nayak | Posted on Apr,10,2014 at 20:18 PM
hi, i am manohar g. nayak and my car-KA 01- MK 1032 (sail saden -deseil) after 3rd servicing is giving very very good
mileage, that is almost 23 mile per lit. i am very happy about the performance of my vehicle. i never expected this
mileage. i appreciat Reply to this post  
Bhuvaneswari S | Posted on Mar,17,2014 at 15:16 PM
Planning to but Sail UVA....any suggestion...should i or not Reply to this post  
ankit goyal | Posted on Nov,29,2013 at 13:07 PM
hi Reply to this post  
vimalyadav | Posted on Nov,29,2013 at 05:16 AM
nice Reply to this post  
blossom | Posted on Nov,05,2013 at 10:39 AM
good Reply to this post  
amit | Posted on Nov,04,2013 at 22:29 PM
emezine funtastion Reply to this post  
P.K.Mehra | Posted on Aug,29,2013 at 14:43 PM
I purchased sail sedan petrol in may, nice looking car,good interior,pleasant driving,but doors are noisy, because of
light door pads,front seat is comfortable but rear seat has less comfort.service center is not able to rectify the door
noise. Reply to this post  
sanjay samal | Posted on Jul,18,2013 at 23:41 PM
Iwant to purchase chevrolet sail. is it perfect for me.my confusion is for high maintenance cost. pls tell me Reply to this post  
hemali | Posted on Jun,29,2013 at 22:22 PM
we are not satisfied with the purchase the glass broke on highway as a stone hit it . diesel gives aroun 13 knp which is
even worse than a petrol car . the material is very tacky really not worth paying 7 lacs for a diesel veersion Reply to this post  
rajan | Posted on Oct,29,2013 at 15:43 PM
surely glass will broke when hit by a stone on highway,mileage varies with drving speed..
bhargav | Posted on Jun,11,2013 at 21:35 PM
this is very nice car and i want to purchase diesel LS Reply to this post  
hemali | Posted on Jun,29,2013 at 22:19 PM
kindly do not purchase we have a diesel car whose average is not more than 13 . we are repenting our purchase
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  • Even LS version is well equipped
  • Heaviest in class : feels solid
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