Chevrolet Sail Hatchback

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Highlights

December 5, 2014: In the month of December, Chevrolet is offering benefits of upto INR 55,000 on its recently-updated Sail series (hatchback and sedan). Powering the updated offerings are a 1.3 litre SDE SMARTECH turbocharged diesel engine and a locally developed 1.2 litre SMARTECH petrol engine. The diesel engine produces 74bhp of maximum power at 4,000rpm and peak torque generated is 190Nm from 1,750rpm. While petrol mill puts out 82bhp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 108.5Nm at 5,000rpm.

Overview

General Motors India Ltd is one of the highly acclaimed automobile manufacturer in the country's automobile market. It has a number of magnificent vehicles in their fleet including the Sail U-VA hatchback series. The car maker has re-badged it as Chevrolet Sail hatchback by removing the 'U-VA' from its brand. At present, it is available in three trim levels, which are Base, LS and LT. Recently the company has also added a couple of new variants, which are christened as 'Manchester United Edition'. These variants have all the features of LS trim along with a few additional styling aspects like stylish decals, external wing mirrors with side turn blinker, sporty roof rails and a set of 12-spoke alloy wheels. Now, the car maker has rolled out the facelifted version of this hatchback with some minor tweaks to its exteriors and interiors. Its exteriors remains mostly identical to the outgoing models, but the fog lamp console and its tailgate gets chrome highlights. Major updates have been given to its interiors with a new black and beige color scheme. This refurbished version gets a Chevrolet Corvette inspired cockpit featuring well-supported seats with new leatherette seating upholstery. Its dashboard is now equipped with a refined 2-DIN music system that has a digital display with blue colored light. At the same time, the car maker has also revised its steering wheel and has decorated it with company's gold plated bowtie. On the other hand, there are no changes given to its technical specifications, as it continues to derive power from the same petrol and diesel engines. All its petrol variants are equipped with 1.2-litre SMARTECH engine, which can produce a maximum power of 84.8bhp along with 113Nm of peak torque output. On the other hand, its diesel versions are equipped with a highly acclaimed 1.3-litre SMARTECH motor, which is paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite efficient, which keeps the vehicle stable at all times. The LS and LT trims are further equipped with an advanced ABS and EBD, which augments the braking system. The company has fitted this hatchback with some important comfort features that offers a pleasurable driving experience. Those includes an air conditioning unit with heater, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors and an advanced audio system with four speakers. On the other hand, this trim also has crucial protective aspects like a remote central locking with keyless entry, an engine immobilizer, centrally located high mounted stop lamp and many other features. Its interiors are quire spacious, which can host seating for five passengers. It also has 248 litre boot compartment, which can be extended up to 1134 litres, which is quite roomy. This compact hatchback is being offered with a standard warranty of 3-years or 100000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. Customers can also avail an extended warranty for another two years or 50000 Kilometers at an additional cost.

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Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Exterior
Exteriors

This hatchback has a stylish appearance owing to its aerodynamic body structure and attractive exterior cosmetics. The frontage has a bold and aggressive appearance with a dual port perforated radiator grille, which has a chrome surround. It is further embedded with a prominent gold plated company's emblem. This grille is flanked by a slightly tweaked hawk wing shaped headlight cluster, which is powered by high intensity halogen lamps and turn indicators. Just below this, there is a body colored bumper, which has a large air dam for cooling the engine. The LT variants are equipped with a set of bright fog lamps, which are now decorated with a chrome surround. The side profile is very striking with flared up wheel arches, which have been fitted with a sturdy set of steel wheels. However, its top end variant is now bestowed with a set of newly designed lightweight alloy wheels, which gives a sporty appeal to this hatchback. Its sides have also been fitted with body colored wing mirrors and door handles. Now, this refurbished version also gets black pillars, which further adds to its elegance. At the same time, the external rear view mirrors of 'Manchester United Edition' and LT variants are integrated with side turn blinker. The rear end is designed with a body colored bumper, which is fitted with a couple of reflectors. Its taillight cluster too gets a minor tweak, but it is equipped with the conventional brake light and turn indicators. This facelifted version also has a lot of chrome inserts decorated on to its tailgate, which further adds to its elegance. The windshield is made of tinted glass and it is integrated with a high mounted stop lamp.

Exterior Measurements:

The overall dimensions are rather liberal and can accommodate five passengers with ease. The total length of this remarkable Chevrolet Sail UVA hatchback series is about 3946mm along with a width of 1690mm, which also includes external rear view mirrors. The overall height of this hatchback is 1503mm that provides ample head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This model series also gets a spacious wheelbase of 2465mm, which ensures lavish leg and knee room. It comes with a notable ground clearance of 174mm that is rather good. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.3 meters. The approximate kerb weight of the petrol variants are 1065 Kgs, while the diesel trims have 1124 Kgs.

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Interiors

Editor's Take : The interior space of the Sail U-VA is good in both the rows and even the boot size is decent. The U-VA’s biggest USP has been its space, and so Chevrolet has retained the U-VA title to convey the same.

 

The internal section of this updated hatchback series is quite spacious and the company has blessed it with some practical and utility based features. The newly designed dashboard has the resemblance of Corvette with beige and black color combination. It is equipped with quite a few aspects like AC vents, an illuminated instrument panel and a large glove box. It has a re-designed steering wheel in black finish and it is embedded with the gold plated company's emblem in the center. The top end variants have leather cover for steering wheel, gear shift lever and to the hand brake, which adds to its overall appeal. The seats have been revised for excellent support all the way from head to the thighs. They are covered with premium fabric upholstery, which is giving the interiors a refined look. While the seats of top end variants have been covered with a premium leatherette seating upholstery. This hatchback is incorporated with a lot of storage spaces such as a high volume glove box, cup and bottle holders, front seat back pockets and door map pockets. There is a large boot compartment along with a space under the rear seat. The boot space can be increased by folding rear seats. The company is said to have designed its interiors based on SSU (smart space utilization) design concept, which helps in an undisturbed panoramic view of the surroundings and provides abundant space at the same time.

Interior Comfort:

The car maker has equipped this model series with a lot of convenience features that will certainly entice the customers. The inventory of these aspects includes a 12V power socket in center console for charging gadgets, interior courtesy lamp, driver sun visor with ticket holder, a day and night internal rear view mirror, adjustable headrests for the front seats and 60:40 foldable flex flat folding rear seat. It has a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit, which cools the entire cabin very quickly. Then LS, LT and Manchester United Edition variants have been bestowed with power windows featuring driver's side auto down function, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, rear defogger and remote keyless entry. The illuminated instrument panel is equipped with a digital tachometer, digital clock, door ajar and driver seat belt notifications, low fuel warning light and an electronic tripmeter. Apart from the base variant, it has an advanced music system, which comes with blue back light. It supports radio with FM/AM tuner, MP3/CD player, USB interface and Aux-in input along with four speakers (two in the front and two rear). It also has Bluetooth connectivity that aids in mobile music streaming, mobile hands free function to make or receive a call, displays caller identification and can pair up to five different phones with an automatic reconnection facility for added convenience of the driver.

Interior Measurements:

This compact hatchback is very spacious from inside and comes with a seating capacity five passengers. The wheelbase of 2465mm provides ample leg, head and shoulder room. It has a spacious boot compartment of 248 litres, which can be further increased up to 1134 litres by folding the rear seat. Its fuel tank can store about 40 litres of petrol or diesel in it, which is perfect for planning longer journeys.

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Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Color Options
Sandrift Grey
Switch Blade Silver
Super Red
Linen Beige
Summit White
Caviar Black
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Acceleration & Pick-Up

Editor's Take : The acceleration produced by the Sail U-VA is decent and it is good enough to make those overtaking moves in city.

 

The 1.3-litre SMARTECH diesel mill is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It propel this hatchback from 0 to 100 Kmph in about 16 seconds. At the same time, it can attain a top speed in the range of 150 to 155 Kmph, which is rather good. Meanwhile, its 1199cc petrol engine is also coupled with the same five speed manual transmission gear box. This engine allows the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed of approximately 140 to 145 Kmph. At the same time , it can cross the 100 Kmph speed barrier in close to 14 seconds from a standstill.

Engine and Performance

Editor's Take : The petrol and diesel engines on the U-VA have decent performance, however the petrol one needs some revving for better extraction of power.

 

As said above, the company has launched this facelifted version of Chevrolet Sail UVA hatchback series with no mechanical changes. It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. Its petrol variants are powered by a 1.2-litre mill that has four cylinders and sixteen valves. It comes with SMARTECH technology and displaces 1199cc. This DOHC based power plant can churn out a maximum power of 84.8bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 113Nm at 5000rpm. It is skillfully mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. On the other hand, the diesel trims are equipped with a 1.3-litre, turbocharged motor that can displace 1248cc . It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This commanding diesel engine has the ability to generate a peak power output of 76.9bhp at 4000rpm along with a maximum torque of 205Nm at 1750rpm. It is also paired with the same five speed manual transmission gear box.

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Mileage

Editor's Take : The mileage of the diesel Sail U-VA is good and has been known as a frugal oil burner. The petrol one too has good mileage as well.

 

Its SMARTECH diesel motor is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection system, which contributes towards improving fuel economy. It can generate a minimum of 18 Kmpl within the city, while producing a maximum of 22.1 Kmpl on the highways . On the other hand, its petrol engine is integrated with a multi point fuel injection system. It has the ability to produce 18.2 Kmpl on the bigger roads, which goes down to 15 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.

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Power of Chevrolet Sail Hatchback

Editor's Take : The Sail U-VA is available with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel mill options. The diesel has better power than the petrol, however on paper the petrol is more powerful.

 

The 1248cc diesel engine can generate a peak power output of 76.9bhp in combination with a maximum torque of 205Nm. The petrol variants are equipped with a DOHC based 1.2-litre motor. It can churn out 84.8bhp of maximum power along with a commanding torque of 113Nm, which is quite good.

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Specifications
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
1.3 TCDi
(Diesel)
Manual 1248cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.0 22.1 74bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Not Available
1.3 TCDi LS
(Diesel)
Manual 1248cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.0 22.1 74bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
1.3 TCDi LS ABS
(Diesel)
Manual 1248cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.0 22.1 74bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
1.3 TCDi LT ABS
(Diesel)
Manual 1248cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.0 22.1 74bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
1.2
(Petrol)
Manual 1199cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
15.0 18.2 82.5bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Not Available
1.2 LS
(Petrol)
Manual 1199cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
15.0 18.2 82.5bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
1.2 LS ABS
(Petrol)
Manual 1199cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
15.0 18.2 82.5bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
1.2 LT ABS
(Petrol)
Manual 1199cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
15.0 18.2 82.5bhp @ 6000rpm Standard Standard Standard
Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Accessories
Stereo & Accessories

The company has equipped its LS and LT trims with an improved audio unit, which helps in enhancing the in-cabin entertainment. It also has a digital display with blue back light and supports Bluetooth connectivity for pairing of up to five devices. Furthermore, it also has Aux-in socket, USB port, CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner and four speakers. The Bluetooth connectivity further helps in music streaming, mobile hands free that also includes making or receiving a call, caller number identification, automatic reconnection and has the ability to easily pair up to five different phones in it. The recently launched Manchester United Edition variants are fitted with some additional features, which are stylish body decals, special seat covers, illuminated sill plates, roof rails, alloy wheels and exclusive logo. Apart from these, the owners can customize the interiors with leather seats, floor mats, scuff plates, door visors, spoilers and several other aspects.

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Braking & Handling

Ed's Take : The handling of the Sail U-VA is good enough and there are absolutely no issues and it doesn’t even feel jittering at high speeds.

 

This upgraded Chevrolet Sail UVA comes with a proficient braking and suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced at all times. The front wheels are fitted with a set of disc brakes, while the rear have been equipped with a pair of drum brakes. The LS and LT variants are equipped with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which further augments its braking mechanism. On the other hand, the suspension system of this hatchback is very strong and formidable. The front axle has been fitted with a McPherson strut, while the rear one gets a torsion beam suspension. In addition to this, both the axles are loaded with gas filled shock absorber, which further augments this mechanism.

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Safety & Security

Editor's Take : The safety features on the Sail U-VA are decent as it gets airbags and ABS on the top-of-the-line version.

 

The company has given this hatchback a safe cage body structure with side impact beams that adds to the safety of its occupants in case of any collision. The advanced engine immobilizer safeguards it from theft and unauthorized entry. Apart from these, it has some standard protective aspects like remote central locking with a keyless entry, 3-point ELR seat belts with driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel, key-in reminder, a dual horn, rear doors with child protection locks and a centrally located high mount stop lamp. The top end variants are also bestowed with airbag for driver and front-co passenger, speed sensitive auto door locks, rear defogger and ABS along with EBD.

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Wheels
Wheels

The wheel arches of its Base and LS trims are equipped with a sturdy set of 14 inch steel wheels that are further covered with tubeless radial tyres. While the LT and Manchester United Edition variants have been bestowed with a set of newly designed 12-spoke, 14-inch lightweight alloy wheels . These rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 175/70 R14. The company is also offering a spare wheel as standard for all variants, which is fitted in the boot compartment along with other tools for changing tyre.

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Pros

 

1. Its sleek exterior appearance is a big plus point.

2. Performance of SMARTECH petrol engine is quite good.

3. Initial cost of ownership is affordable.

4. Suspension system is very proficient.

5. Fuel economy of petrol version is satisfying.

 

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Cons

 

1. Lack of music system in the base variant.

2. Interior plastic is not that great.

3. Many more comfort features can be added.

4. Poor safety standards is a big minus point.

5. After sales service is not up to the mark.

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Price
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
1.3 TCDi
(Diesel)
5,38,650 5,48,226 5,65,286 5,53,533 5,50,256 5,53,533 5,59,354   Get On Road Price  
1.3 TCDi LS
(Diesel)
5,88,250 5,98,708 6,17,289 6,04,025 6,00,903 6,04,026 6,10,320   Get On Road Price  
1.3 TCDi LS ABS
(Diesel)
5,99,900 6,13,771 6,32,790 6,19,099 6,16,008 6,19,100 6,25,532   Get On Road Price  
1.3 TCDi LT ABS
(Diesel)
6,81,250 6,93,361 7,14,860 6,98,679 6,95,895 6,98,679 7,05,875   Get On Road Price  
1.2
(Petrol)
4,41,200 4,49,044 4,63,210 4,54,317 4,50,791 4,54,317 4,59,226   Get On Road Price  
1.2 LS
(Petrol)
4,88,500 4,97,185 5,12,505 5,02,528 4,98,960 5,02,528 5,07,831   Get On Road Price  
1.2 LS ABS
(Petrol)
5,10,250 5,19,321 5,35,314 5,24,664 5,21,171 5,24,664 5,30,176   Get On Road Price  
1.2 LT ABS
(Petrol)
5,77,000 5,87,258 6,05,337 5,92,602 5,89,348 5,92,601 5,98,758   Get On Road Price  
It has been nearly two years since General Motors launched the Sail twins in the country, and the model also happened to be on the company's priority list. The pricing was kept very aggressive for both the hatchback and sedan against its competition. The cars were spacious and built strongly with a rigid body structure. Both petrol and diesel engines were torquey and returned good fuel efficiency. But the twins failed to capture the hearts and mind of the population and they failed to reap benefits for the American giant. However, Chevrolet still being optimistic for the Indian market has given a slight update to the Sail sisters.... [read more]
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  • Tell me the engine specifications of Chevrolet Sail Hatchback?

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  • What are the variants of Chevrolet Sail Hatchback?

    There are 8 variants of Chevrolet Sail UVA is available,

     

    Chevrolet Sail Petrol Variants:

     

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