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Chevrolet Sail

₹ 5.77 - 8.44 Lakh*
Ex-showroom price
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3.7 / 5
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The newbie in the Cheverolet India Family is soon to enter the spheres - Its the first General Motor car that is completely built in China. General Motors showcased the concept version of the Sail in the Shangai Auto Show 2005. Since then the car had a huge hype. 

It was early this year, that the car got launched in China in the entry level sedan segment. The good sign for India was - General Motors confirmed that the car would be exported from China to all other Countries and being the close neighbour, the car is eagerly awaited. The car is highly anticipated in India.

Cheverolet Sail is built on the same platform on which Opel Corsa was built, which was earlier sold by GM in India. The car follows the new age Chevy design - the high lift face is similar to that of Cruze and Aveo.

The car is avaialble in both petrol and diesel option.

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Chevrolet Sail Price List

View Below - Listing of Variants
    Diesel Variants
    • 1248 cc, Diesel, 18.9 kmpl
      ₹ 7.08 Lakh*
    • 1248 cc, Diesel, 18.9 kmpl
      ₹ 7.49 Lakh*
    • 1248 cc, Diesel, 18.9 kmpl
      ₹ 7.82 Lakh*
    • 1248 cc, Diesel, 18.9 kmpl
      ₹ 8.44 Lakh*
    Petrol Variants
    • 1199 cc, Petrol, 15.9 kmpl
      ₹ 5.77 Lakh*
    • 1199 cc, Petrol, 15.9 kmpl
      ₹ 6.18 Lakh*
    • 1199 cc, Petrol, 15.9 kmpl
      ₹ 6.67 Lakh*
    • 1199 cc, Petrol, 15.9 kmpl
      ₹ 7.17 Lakh*

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*Ex-showroom price

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Sail Color Options

  • Caviar Black

  • Velvet Red

  • Switch Blade Silver

  • Summit White

  • Sand Drift Grey

  • Linen Beige

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  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

UPDATED: Read detailed roadtest of the Sail Sedan (click to read)

While the Sail U-VA hatch competes with the Maruti Swift, naturally the sedan version will be pegged against the Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios, Nissan Sunny and the others in this segment. The Sail sedan is important as the Aveo has not managed to meet sales expectations despite being a good car. The current mid-size segment is bursting with capable sedans, plus another big launch is coming in the form of the Honda Amaze, so the Sail sedan has to be a capable and talented sedan if it has any chance of competing and winning against the above mentioned cars.The Sail sedan looks like the hatch up until when you see the back which is just like the practise other manufacturers also follow. The Sail U-VA hatch is a handsome looking small car with pleasant detailing and that same styling philosophy continues onto the Sail Sedan. 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 Sail sedan just like the hatch features the gold Chevrolet emblem showcased in the middle. Three sidelines provide the car a three-dimensional look. Step inside and the Sail sedan has virtually identical interiors to the Sail hatch. Which means that it has the same conservatively designed but practical cabin that will appeal to the Indian car buyer.

Like the Sail U-VA it has a spacious cabin and getting in and out is easy. The rear seat has lots of legroom and headroom plus the bootspace is also pretty good. Feature list is decent and you have features like Bluetooth phone pairing and music streaming. When it comes to storage the Sail sedan has lots of spaces to put all your stuff like in the rear centre armrest. The Sail sedan thus scores on practicality and space. As in the hatchback version there are two engines on offer and both motors are impressive. The one which is expected to the hot seller is the diesel. The  1.3l SMARTECH turbo-charged 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. The 1.2l SMARTECH petrol engine makes 85 bhp of power and is a smooth unit though as we have experienced the petrol is best enjoyed when pushed hard. Overall we prefer the diesel for its better power delivery at low speeds and of course better mileage. The Sail sedan has a five-speed manual gearbox. The diesel Chevrolet Sail sedan delivers a very good ARAI mileage of 22.1 kmpl which is expected as this diesel engine is famous for its performance and economy. Thus for the economy conscious the diesel is the one that matters. But that is not in any way saying that the petrol is bad as it delivers a really good figure of 18.2 kmpl (ARAI). The Sail sedan also has a excellent ride. The Sail Sedan is a good package and is priced at Rs 4.99 lakh- 6.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol and Rs 6.29-7.51 lakh for the diesel. For a detailed analysis read below..

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Interiors

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 Step inside and the Sail sedan has virtually identical interiors to the Sail hatch. Which means that it has the same conservatively designed but practical cabin that will appeal to the Indian car buyer. Like the Sail U-VA it has a spacious cabin and getting in and out is easy. The rear seat has lots of legroom and headroom plus the bootspace is also pretty good. Feature list is decent and you have features like Bluetooth phone pairing and music streaming. When it comes to storage the Sail sedan has lots of spaces to put all your stuff like in the rear centre armrest. The Sail sedan thus scores on practicality and space.

 

What we like

Interiors are spacious and pratical

What we don't like

Near identical to the Sail Hatch and lacks some features

Interiors Details

Boot Space

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

Speedometer

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

Gear Lever

The gear lever is well positioned and gets beige trim.

Cup Holders

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

Glovebox

The glovebox of the Sail U-VA is very capacious.

Audio System

The LS ABS and LT variants get factory fitted audio system with 4-speakers and Bluetooth capability.

Air Conditioner

Manual air-conditioning is standard on all models of the Sail U-VA.

Arm Rests

The Sail U-VA does not get arm rests except for those on the door trims.

Air Vents

Air-conditioning vents are not provided for the rear seat passengers.

Seats

Seats are wide, comfortable and supportive.

Leg Room

Legroom at the rear is decent for average height passengers.

Knee Room

The car's cabin provides ample knee room.

Shoulder Space

Shoulder room too isn't an issue with the Sail U-VA.

Head Room

The high profile of the car allows for good head room.

Steering Wheel

The top-end variant of the Sail U-VA does not get steering mounted controls.

Power Windows

Power windows are standard on all variants. Rear power windows are not provided on the base LS model.

Keyless Entry

Keyless entry is not standard on the car.

Driver Information Display

Driver information display on the Sail U-VA provides most of the necessary information about the car's auxiliaries.

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Exteriors

Chevrolet Sail Picture
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 The Sail sedan looks like the hatch up until when you see the back which is just like the practise other manufacturers also follow. The Sail U-VA hatch is a handsome looking small car with pleasant detailing and that same styling philosophy continues onto the Sail Sedan. 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 Sail sedan just like the hatch features the gold Chevrolet emblem showcased in the middle. Three sidelines provide the car a three-dimensional look.

What we like

Looks handsome and well balanced

What we don't like

From the front looks like Sail hatch

Exteriors Details

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.

Rear Design

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

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

Ground Clearance

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

Bumpers

Front bumpers get fog lamps neatly tucked into the contours.

Head Lamps

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

Tail Lamps

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

Fog Lamps

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

Tyres

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

Alloy Wheels

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

Outside Mirrors

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

Colors

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

Rear Wiper

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

Roof Rails

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

Sun Roof

Sunroof is not provided on the Sail U-VA.

Spoiler

Spoiler is not provided on the Sail U-VA.

Side Steps

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

Spare Wheel

Spare wheel has been provided on Sail U-VA.

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Engine

 As in the hatchback version there are two engines on offer and both motors are impressive. The one which is expected to the hot seller is the diesel. The  1.3l SMARTECH turbo-charged 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. The 1.2l SMARTECH petrol engine makes 85 bhp of power and is a smooth unit though as we have experienced the petrol is best enjoyed when pushed hard. Overall we prefer the diesel for its better power delivery at low speeds and of course better mileage. The Sail sedan has a five-speed manual gearbox. 

What we like

Diesel is very good and offers strong performance

What we don't like

Petrol needs more punch

Engine & Performance Details

In Gear Acceleration

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

Gearbox

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

Power

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

Torque

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

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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Mileage

Diesel Mileage 22.1 kmpl
Petrol Mileage 18.2 kmpl

 The diesel Chevrolet Sail sedan delivers a very good ARAI mileage of 22.1 kmpl which is expected as this diesel engine is famous for its performance and economy. Thus for the economy conscious the diesel is the one that matters. But that is not in any way saying that the petrol is bad as it delivers a really good figure of 18.2 kmpl (ARAI).

What we like

Diesel offers excellent mileage

What we don't like

Petrol efficiency could have been better

Diesel Variants
1.3 Base 22.1 kmpl
1.3 LS 22.1 kmpl
LS ABS 22.1 kmpl
LT ABS 22.1 kmpl
Petrol Variants
1.2 Base 18.2 kmpl
1.2 LS 18.2 kmpl
1.2 LS ABS 18.2 kmpl
1.2 LT ABS 18.2 kmpl
Diesel Mileage

 The Chevrolet Sail Sedan diesel has an ARAI Certified fuel economy of 22.10 km/litre.

Petrol Mileage

The Chevrolet Sail Sedan petrol has an ARAI Certified fuel economy of 18.2 km/litre

Diesel Mileage

 The Chevrolet Sail Hatchback diesel has an ARAI Certified fuel economy of 22.10 km/litre.

Petrol Mileage

 The Chevrolet Sail Hatchback petrol has an ARAI Certified fuel economy of 18.2 km/litre. 

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

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

Highway Fuel Economy

The Sail U-VA gives about 17 kmpl in highways

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.

Tank Range

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


Safety

 The Sail sedan has very stable handling characteristics and the steering though light feels direct enough. The Sail is well equipped on the safety front too. The Chevrolet SAIL is engineered with occupant safety at the forefront. Its unique ‘Safe Cage’ structure is designed to disperse collision impact. Active Safety features such as Speed sensitive Auto Door Locks, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) along with Passive Safety features such as Airbags, Seat Belts with Pre-tensioner, Crumple Zones, Collapsible Steering System & Side Impact Beams in the doors make it one of the safest cars in the class.

What we like

Easy to drive in city and well equipped safety wise

What we don't like

Light steering and not as fun as rivals

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

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

Braking Performance

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

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.

Abs

Chevrolet Sail has ABS with EBD

Traction Control

Chevrolet Sail does not have traction control

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Comfort

 The Chevrolet Sail sedan has Independent, McPherson strut front suspension and Non-independent, torsion beam rear suspension. The ride of the Sail sedan is brilliant and it tackles ptholes with ease. The car smoothens out the bad roads and is one of the best riding cars in its class for sure.

What we like

Ride is excellent infact could be best in class

What we don't like

Refinement could be better

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

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

Front Suspension

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

Rear Suspension

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


Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 57,654)
₹ 11,153 per month

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Chevrolet Sail In News

New Chevrolet Sail sedan vs Maruti Swift Dzire: A quick comparison

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Chevrolet Sail sedan Chevrolet launched its Sail sedan today and without wasting any time let us straight go to the best part of the launch i.e. its price. The Sail sedan is priced at Rs 4.99 lakh- 6.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol and Rs 6.29-7.51 lakh for the diesel. Thus, this makes it temptingly priced closer with the Sail hatch and ...Read Full News

Chevrolet refreshes the Sail range

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New Chevrolet Sail Hatchback General Motors in India has given a mild makeover to the Chevrolet Sail hatchback and sedan models. The new updated Sail is priced between Rs 4.41 lakh to Rs 6.81 lakh for the hatchback variants, and between Rs 5.19 lakh to Rs 7.64 lakh for the sedan models. All the prices are for ex-showroom, New Delhi. Speaking of t...Read Full News

BEST CAR

By Posted on 17 May 13, 08:37 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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8 of 9 users found this review helpful.

Best hatch in segment

By Posted on 14 Jan 13, 07:40 AM

Pros nice looks...

Cons a perfect hatch

Very nice hatch in segment Drive is good Space is good

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1 of 4 users found this review helpful.

Best

By RATAN SINGH Posted on 08 Feb 13, 10:01 PM

Pros Diesel Version made it !!!

Cons Rear AC vents

Sail Sedan just amazing car in this budget bracket

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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.

Most awaited Budgetted CAR from CHEVY

By Posted on 27 Mar 13, 05:32 PM

Pros Long Awaited from CHEVY - Budgetted car with decent features.

Cons NO COMMENTS

Most awaited budgetted car from CHEVY....GREAT LOOK EXCELLENT LEG PACE DECENT PICKUP......No words to say.........

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4 of 5 users found this review helpful.

Sail -Uva a must hatchback

By Indhrajeeth Posted on 27 Oct 13, 08:01 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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16 of 18 users found this review helpful.

Sail a good package.

By Posted on 05 Jul 13, 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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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.

Noise while Driving

By Kaushik Posted on 17 Nov 13, 10:45 AM

Pros Great Looks,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,cheap plastic interiors- extremely noisy (defect in manufacturing)

Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) It is really shocking and hurting ,when you take a new car and it starts making noise on the very second day of its purchase. I took Sail -1.2LT on 10th nov 2013 and on 12th nov 2013 i could feel that the dashboard is making nloise and from then onward the same noise has been continously increasing . Inspite of reading similar reviews from various customers in the past i took this car (only because of the promise given to me from the Representative - Praveen Jha- Safdaurgang enclave branch) The same noise , i could also see in the test car that they have - but based on various promises and assurances i decided to take the top model ,but it has beecome a pain now ,as these representatives want me to go and visit the workshop in the very first week. Never expected such bad after sale service , that no one is even coordianting this issue and getting my problem resolved I would request all user ,not to prefer sail - all variants(1.,1.3 petrol diesel ,all) -As all the cars have similar disturbing dashboard noise - due to cheap plastic interior. Please refrain - all of you. The Dashborad Final Words Please avoid- strictly Areas of improvement After Sale services - No call was given for any feedback (its been one complete week ) Thanks Kaushik 9911031369

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10 of 11 users found this review helpful.

Poor Performance and factory defect CAR.

By Suresh Narayanan Posted on 25 Sep 13, 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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12 of 14 users found this review helpful.

Good car value for money

By Mustafa Posted on 20 Sep 13, 10:57 AM

Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Comfort,good strong & sturdy car

Cons Average Performance,should get better milage

a very good car at a good price , u get all the features at a very comfortable price , good value for money, it is a strong and sturdy car and also can be used a little roughly and it takes it well. pick up of it is excellent, but a little low on milage , but for a big car in petrol it is going to eat up the fuel. i even move at 160 kms on the mumbai pune expressway and it handles beautifully. i really love the vechicle and enjoy driving it

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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

Chevrolet Sail Sedan - a good approach, needs some modification

By Debasish Posted on 24 Sep 13, 10:25 AM

Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Comfort,Aerodynamic look, boot space, leg space, arm rest in the middle of back passenger seat.

Cons Average Performance,Average Fuel Efficiency,

It is a very stylist sedan with more than sufficient boot & leg space. The mid arm-rest in the back passenger seat gives more comfort. The manufacturer has put their innovative idea to have luggage space beneath the back seat. But, manufacturer should devote their effort to reduce the engine sound and more fuel efficiency, at least as per the claim. Now, in the early products ie., during Mar, April the Dealer are calling back the vehicle for replacing the Hub, which encountered with some defect. Provision of Rear window wiper would give more visibility especially during rainy season.

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.