Chevrolet Sail

Chevrolet Sail Variants

Petrol Variants
Chevrolet Sail Base
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl
Rs. 4,28,663
Chevrolet Sail LS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl
Rs. 4,72,800
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl
Rs. 4,94,289
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS
1199 cc Petrol, 18.2 kmpl
Rs. 5,58,246
Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Sail Base Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl
Rs. 5,25,542
Chevrolet Sail LS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl
Rs. 5,72,161
Chevrolet Sail LS ABS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl
Rs. 5,86,681
Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Diesel
1248 cc Diesel, 22.1 kmpl
Rs. 6,62,082

Editorial Test Drive Review of Chevrolet Sail

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

3/4 view of the 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.

Pros: Pleasing looks, Spacious, Value for money, Efficient diesel
Cons: Bland looks, Lacks performance (petrol), Lacks quality, Refinement

Chevrolet Sail Interiors

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.

What we like
Interiors are spacious and well lid out.
What we don't like
The design not as stylish as Beat and lacks quality.

Chevrolet Sail Interiors Details

Chevrolet Sail Boot space

The Chevrolet Sail U-VA has a boot that is as large as 1134 liters.

Chevrolet Sail Speedometer

The Sail U-VA gets a speedometer in the center of the instrument cluster with a digital readout and tachometer on either side.

Chevrolet Sail Gear lever

The gear lever is well positioned and gets beige trim.

Chevrolet Sail Cup holders

The Sail U-VA comes with 25 different storage spaces including cup holders.

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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.

Chevrolet Sail Exteriors Details

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.

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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.

Chevrolet Sail Engine and Performance Details

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.

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Chevrolet Sail Mileage and Running Costs

Chevrolet Sail Petrol Mileage 18.2 kmpl

Chevrolet Sail Diesel Mileage 22.1 kmpl

The 1.3 l SMARTECH Turbocharged Diesel Engine with superior torque promises a mileage of22.1 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.

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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 Base Diesel 22.1 kmpl
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 Mileage Details

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.

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, Braking & Safety Details

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 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 & Suspension Details

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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3946 mm
Overall Width 1690 mm
Overall Height 1503 mm
Ground Clearance 174 mm

Engine

Torque 113Nm@5000rpm
Displacement 1199 cc
Power 86PS@ 6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
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Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 175/70 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Chevrolet Sail Features

Chevrolet Sail Base LS LS ABS LT ABS Base Diesel LS Diesel LS ABS Diesel LT ABS Diesel
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Chevrolet Sail Colors

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

Chevrolet Sail Price

Chevrolet Sail Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.29 L - 6.62 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Chevrolet Sail ranges from Rs 4.29 Lakh to Rs 6.62 Lakh. Chevrolet Sail is available in 8 variants. To find the on road price of Chevrolet Sail you need to click on the check on road price.

Chevrolet Sail has 4 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Chevrolet Sail Base which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.29 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Chevrolet Sail LT ABS Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.62 Lakh .

Chevrolet Sail News

Chevrolet Sail
GM launches Beat and Sail Manchester United Editions
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Jul,07,07 7:24 PM

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup nearing its final stages the football fever in the country or elsewhere in the world is on a high already. Cashing in on this opportunity in the very nick of time is General Motors as the company launched the Chevrolet

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Discounts Chevrolet Sail Sedan is available for Rs 40,000 Cheaper
By Meghan Naik Posted on Sep,09,16 12:56 PM

Chevrolet India is currently offering special benefits and discounts of up to Rs.40,000. The festive season is closing in and these discounts will help the customer in buying their dream family sedan. The Chevrolet Sail Sedan is a very good car from

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Chevrolet India issues recall for diesel variants of Sail sedan and Sail U-VA
By Meghan Naik Posted on Sep,09,03 12:35 PM

General Motors India has issued a recall for about 4000 units of the Sail sedan and the Sail U-VA hatchback car. Recently they had suspended the production of the Smartech diesel engine variants owing to some quality issue. But it seems to have been

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Chevrolet stops the sale of Sail hatchback and saloon
By Shantonil Posted on Jun,06,12 4:15 PM

Chevrolet's recent journey in Indian market has not been very bright. Struck with bad sales on the chart, Chevrolet's constant efforts to stay floated in the market came with the launch of Chevrolet Sail twins, the saloon and the hatchback; U-VA. Wit

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Honda Amaze vs Dzire vs Verito vs Sail vs Etios
By Gaadi Team Posted on Apr,04,14 9:46 AM

The Honda Amaze as expected has come like lightning and threatens to blow past everything in its path including its rivals. You have read our review and our launch report which has everything you want to know about this new sedan but for now we

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BEST CAR
Posted on May,05,17 8:37 AM

Pros A BEST CAR WITH MORE BOOTSPACE

Cons IT IS MORE COMFORTABLE

THE SAIL UVA IS A COMFORTABLE CAR FOR A FAMILY AND IS USEFUL FOR CITY AND LONG JOURNEY. WE FEEL SAFE AND THERE IS NO JERKING DURING THE TRAVALING TIME. IT IS THE BEST CAR FOR INDIAN ROADS AND I FEEL PROUD FOR BECOMING AN OWNER.

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best hatch in segment
By Posted on Jan,01,14 7:40 AM

Pros nice looks...

Cons a perfect hatch

Very nice hatch in segment Drive is good Space is good

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Sail a good package.
By Posted on Jul,07,05 11:48 AM

Pros Great look

Cons Interiors can be improved more.

Best car in his class. Very good looking more spacious then other car. And very good price. All total a great package.

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Sail -Uva a must hatchback
By Posted on Oct,10,27 8:01 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

Its simply awesome ! The front is amazing, and the performace is great. Its a real pleasure to ride. I think, chevrolet should improve their marketing skills with such a wonderful car in line.

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Poor Performance and factory defect CAR.
Posted on Sep,09,25 10:18 AM

Pros Great Looks,Great Look, thats it...Great Brand- Not meant to indian condition, worst after sales support,

Cons Average Interiors,Poor Performance, Worst fuel efficiency, back aches on long drive, poor build quality, water seepage

Chevrolet Sail U-VA, LS-ABS, the worst car i have ever drived, Apart from look and space, its a waste of money. After sales support is just a nightmare, Problem handling from dealer as well as the company is a big question on capability and skill. The day 1 problem, since 9 month nor the dealer nor the company support function resolve. i was told,this what happens in chevrolet. chevrolet is no match for Maruti, or Hyundai. I regret buying this car, worst part is cancelled Swift dzire and went with chevrolet. My honest urge for any one looking to buy car, do not get carried away with the brand, go for any brand apart from Chevrolet. Since have so many interaction with the service center guys, came across lot of chevy owner, and believe me non had a better experience. take it Cruze, sail, or any other car..its a waste of money and health..

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