The Chevrolet Sail is a nice looking sedan manufactured by General Motors. The Chevrolet Sail is loaded with luxuriously spacious interiors, safety features and decent boot space. The sedan comes in eight versions with one transmission, two engine and two fuel options.
The ex-showroom price of the Chevrolet Sail ranges from Rs 5.77 lakh to Rs 8.44 lakh. The major competitors of the Chevrolet Sail are the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Mahindra Verito, Tata Manza, Honda Amaze and Toyota Etios.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Chevrolet Sail is available in both the alternatives of petrol and diesel variants. The 1.2 L, four cylinder, sixteen valves, 1,199 cc SMARTECH petrol engine generates a maximum power of 83.6 PS at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 108.5 Nm at 5000 rpm.
On the other hand, the 1.3 L, four cylinder, sixteen valves, 1,248 cc, SMARTECH turbocharged DOHC diesel motor produces a maximum power output of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. Both these engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission gear box.
In terms of acceleration, the petrol powered Chevrolet Sail reaches the 0 – 100 kmph mark in just 12.9 seconds with a top speed of 145 – 150 kmph, whereas the diesel powered Chevrolet Sail achieves the 0 – 100 kmph barrier within 11.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 150 – 155 kmph. Besides, the sedan has turning radius of 5.15 m.
As far as mileage is concerned, the petrol powered Chevrolet Sail delivers an ARAI mileage of 18.2 kmpl while the diesel powered Chevrolet Sail has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 22.1 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of this sedan is 42 litres.
The Chevrolet Sail is a handsome looking car. This sedan is based on Chevrolet’s Dynamic Sculpture Design philosophy. The front profile of the Chevrolet Sail has a chrome radiator dual port front grille with Golden Chevrolet Bowtie that looks elegant while the rear profile of the sedan has tail-light cluster that looks nice.
The Chevrolet Sail comes loaded with plenty of features like Hawk Wing Style Headlamps, body colour outside door handles, body colour outside rear view mirrors, shooting star style fog lamps with chrome surround, chrome on deck lid and 6 spoke 14-inch alloy wheels.
The dimension of the Chevrolet Sail measures 4249 mm in length, 1690 mm in width and 1503 mm in height along with a ground clearance of 168 mm, although the petrol variant comes with a ground clearance of 174 mm. At the same time, the sedan has 2,465 mm of wheelbase.
The Chevrolet Sail is available with a choice of seven glittering colours namely Velvet Red, Sand Drift Grey, Summit White, Switch Blade Silver, Black Linen Beige, Caviar Black and Misty Lake.
The interior of the Chevrolet Sail is spacious and cabin is also roomy. The three spoke sporty steering wheel of the sedan is black and, at the same time, it is embedded with the company’s logo in gold plating.
The Chevrolet Sail has a seating capacity of five passengers and seats of the sedan are much comfortable. The sedan provides very good headroom, legroom, knee room and shoulder space. Furthermore, the Chevrolet Sail comes with a decent boot space of 370 litre.
Apart from these, the Chevrolet Sail comes equipped with plenty of features like remote keyless entry, power windows switch illumination, chrome parking brake button, chrome inside door handles, air conditioner, high volume glove box, cup holders in front console, front door map pockets, front seat back pockets, chrome rings on HVAC controller and integrated 2 DIN audio system with CD Player, MP3, Radio, Auxiliary Input, USB socket and Bluetooth connectivity.
The performance of the Chevrolet Sail is superb. The handling and drivability of the car are nice. Besides, the ride of the sedan is very composed because of its upfront McPherson strut and torsion beam rear suspensions. On the braking front, the Chevrolet Sail is fitted with disc brakes on the front axle and drum brakes at the rear.
In terms of safety, the Chevrolet Sail is equipped with a number of active and passive safety features such as ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), driver and passenger airbags, rear seat child protection door locks, height adjustable front seat belts, centrally located high mounted stop lamp, load limiter, side impact beams, dual horn, speed sensitive door auto lock and engine immobilizer.
The Chevrolet Sail has Safe Cage Body Structure, hence it is an excellent car in terms of safety. The sedan has good performance and handling. Moreover, the Chevrolet Sail is very comfortable and spacious too.
The advanced safety features are available only on top-spec model- this is the biggest shortcoming of the Chevrolet Sail. The car does not have height adjustment for drivers seat. Besides, ground clearance of the sedan is not up to the mark.
The Chevrolet Sail a complete package for those who are looking for comfort, style, luxury and safety at an affordable price. This stylish sedan is suitable for small Indian families. Undoubtedly, the Chevrolet Sail is value for money sedan.