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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    18.9
    20.32
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    22.1
    23.59
    23.0
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
    45
    44
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Automatic
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 74bhp 16V SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    1.4-litre 67.06bhp 8V D-4D Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1248
    1364
    1248
  • Maximum Power
    74bhp@4000rpm
    67.06bhp@3800rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@1750rpm
    170Nm@1800-2400rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    D-4D Diesel Engine
    Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 74bhp 16V SMARTECH Diesel Engine
    1.4-litre 67.06bhp 8V D-4D Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V Quadrajet Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1248
    1364
    1248
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    74bhp@4000rpm
    67.06bhp@3800rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@1750rpm
    170Nm@1800-2400rpm
    200Nm@1750-3000rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    2
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    SOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDi
    Common Rail Direct Injection
    CRDi
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Automatic
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    FWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Mc Pherson Struts
    McPherson Strut
    Dual Path , Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
  • Rear Suspension
    Twist Axle
    Torsion Beam
    Twist Beam With Coil Spring
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Passive Twin-tube Gas Filled

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt Adjustable
    Tilt Adjustable Steering
  • Turning Radius
    5.15 metres
    4.9 metres
    5.1 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Ventilated DIsc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    18.9
    20.32
    19.2
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    22.1
    23.59
    23.0
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
    45
    44
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    175/70 R14
    185/60 R15
    185/60 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    14 Inch
    15 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    5
  • No. of Doors
    4
    4
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    370-litre
    595-litres
    390-litres

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
    India
  • Discontinuation Date
    2025-02-01
    2025-01-01
    2025-01-01
  • Introduction Date
    2014-09-24
    2014-10-13
    2014-08-11
  • Warranty Time
    3 Years
    3 Years
    3 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    45,000kms
    100000kms
    1,00,000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Foldable Rear Seat
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front & Rear Door
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    4249mm
    4265mm
    3995mm
  • Width
    1690mm
    1695mm
    1706mm
  • Height
    1503mm
    1510mm
    1570mm
  • Ground Clearance
    168mm
    170mm
    165mm
  • Wheel Base
    2465mm
    2550mm
    2470mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1124kg
    1020kg
    1170kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Safe Cage Body Structure
    Speed Dependent Auto Door Lock System
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Chevrolet Sail
Toyota Etios
INTERIOR:
Chevrolet Sail interior
Ed's take:

Ed's take: Chevrolet got everything right on the inside of the Sail NB. It has space' sober styling and large boot. However' it missed it out on the quality front which could have been a tad better.

The Sail NB has been introduced after the Sail U-VA and its biggest USP is its space. The Sail NB being based on the same platform; gets the same interior space. The space in the Sail NB good is the first and the second row. The front row seats aren't very large' but the seating positioning is good enough for decent thigh support' though the side support could have been a tad better. The knee room for the rear passengers is good enough however' the headroom could be a bit tight. The features on the Sail NB are decent however' we would have been happier if the quality of the plastics was a tad better. It is more of the feel of the materials that doesn't make it look up market. The design and placement of controls has been done ergonomically' except for the centrally location of power window switches. Base: The base version of the Sail NB gets body coloured bumpers' AC' front power windows and engine immobiliser as the features on it.

LS:

LS is the next variant above the base and it comes with body coloured door handles' full wheel cover' leather wrapped steering wheel' rear power windows' central locking and driver airbag.

LS ABS:

LS ABS is the version with all the bells and whistles of LS and ABS.

LT ABS:

LT ABS is the top of the line variant available on Sail NB and it gets features like dual airbags' ABS' alloy wheels' integrated music system with Bluetooth connectivity.

 

INTERIOR:
Toyota Etios interior
Ed's take:

The facelift version of the Etios gets improvement in quality. The sedan has always been practical, with loads of space to seat five and a massive boot of 595 litres. The brownies on the Etios are decent. The only thing we are against is the plastic quality. 

Major changes have been made on the interiors of the Etios and the results are positive. The dashboard now has beige and grey trim and even the quality has been improved by a couple of notches. The interior trim has been changed from grey to beige fabric and even the headrests are no longer integrated and can be adjusted. This alone changes a lot in the interior, and it does feel premium than before.

The music system on the Etios has been changed and even the new 2 DIN music system does look a lot more stylish and better in design. Toyota built a sedan for a family that can only afford a single car, so the Etios had to be spacious. The Etios can comfortably seat five adults and to make things easier the central tunnel has almost been flattened. Even the boot space is large, as it can swallow 595 litres of luggage, making one the best in its class. The driving position is great and the light steering makes maneuvering in city convenient. 

J: This is the base variant of the Etios and now comes in diesel variant also. This version comes with body coloured bumpers, tubeless tyres, air conditioner with heater, cooled glovebox and digital tripmeter. It even misses out on power steering.

G: This is a variant higher than J and is available in petrol and diesel engine options.  It also includes body coloured door handles, body coloured ORVMs, B-Pillar Black-Out, intermittent wiper, chrome garnish on boot, power windows, electric power steering and central locking.

G Safety: Similar to the above variant, it comes with some additional safety features that include SRS Airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and Driver Seatbelt Warning. Hence, the name is G Safety. It comes in petrol and diesel variants.

V: This variant encompasses front fog lamps, 12 spoke alloy wheels, and roof-mounted antenna, and rear defogger, tachometer and in-dash music system with USB & Aux-in.

V (with safety pack) A top end variant in Toyota Etios includes side skirt, steering mounted audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and chrome-accented shift knob. Similar to the above variant, it comes with some additional safety features that include SRS Airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and Driver Seatbelt Warning. Hence, the name is G Safety. It comes in petrol and diesel variants.

 

ENGINE:

Ed's take: The 1.3-litre multijet here comes out as a clear winner as it doesn't just have better power delivery' but also is more economical.

The Sail NB is available with 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre oil burner. The petrol engine produces 84bhp of power at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 113Nm at 5000rpm' while the diesel produces 76bhp at 4000rpm and 205Nm at 1750rpm.

1.2-litre petrol:

The 1.2-litre petrol mill is the same one that also powers the Sail U-VA. This engine has low NVH levels and is highly refined. The power delivery is decent and one needs to rev this engine to extract maximum performance from it. The power produced by this engine is decent' however one does needs to downshift to make those quick overtaking moves. The engine has strong mid-range just like most of the petrol mills. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. As the gearknob is short' the shifts are good and the throws are short. Though the only downside is the shifts are a bit rubbery in nature.

1.3-litre diesel:

The Sail NB is powered by India's largest selling diesel engine' the 1.3-litre multijet that also powers about 10 other cars in India. We are smitten with this engine and this has low levels of NVH. The power delivery is fairly linear and the oil burner has a strong mid range. The oil burner pulls cleanly once the engine spins above 2000rpm and also there is good enough power to make those overtaking moves. This engine also power the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The shifts are positive' but still are a bit notchy.

 

ENGINE:
Toyota Etios engine

The petrol engine of the Etios is amazing, thanks to the power to weight ratio. It is one of the quickest sedans in the C segment and even efficient. There is always enough power to drive through city lanes, and downshifting might not be required.

1.5-litre petrol: The petrol engine of the Etios is a 1496cc mill that churns out 89bhp@5600rpm and a maximum torque of 132Nm@3000rpm.  The engine isn’t a stonker of a performer, but there the power to weight ratio of 90bhp/tonne changes the entire game. The Etios weighs 930kg, which is hatchback territory. The engine is perky and power is always available at the tap of your right foot. One usually doesn’t require a downshift to overtake.

This motor happily revs upto 6000rpm, but it tends to get a bit noisy when it crosses the 3500rpm mark. The torque spread is good and the power delivery is linear like any other efficient petrol engine. The 5-speed manual transmission comes mated to the petrol engine. The gear lever is small and the shifts are precise. 

1.4-litre diesel: The 1.4-litre engine that powers the Etios is the same that also does duty on the Corolla Altis. In the Etios, this engine has been detuned to generate maximum power of 68bhp and 170Nm of maximum torque. The Corolla Altis it gets a variable geometric turbocharger in the Etios it gets a conventional fixed geometric turbo. With the same engine block, there is bit of diesel clatter during cold starts but this is muted once the engine warms up.  The throttle is fairly responsive and the engine has good mid-range and is drivable around the city. The engine is drivable as the power delivery is linear. It is on the open road you feel that the engine lacks that extra punch. 

The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Gearshifts are positive and slick. As per ARAI test cycle, Toyota claims the Etios diesel to have a fuel economy of 23.59kmpl.

 

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Chevrolet Sail Dashbord

Ed's take: Chevrolet has done a good job on the ride and handling characteristics of the Sail NB and we are impressed with it.

The ride on the Sail NB is decent and it doesn't feel unsettled on bad roads. The suspension does a good job of absorbing the bumps and shocks from the road. The ride doesn't feel jittery even at high speeds and the comfort at the rear is better as the rear suspension has been softened for better ride.

The handling of the Sail NB is decent and the engineers have fond the perfect strike between ride and handling. The car doesn't feel nervous at high speeds and even the feedback from the steering wheel is good.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:

The ride of the Etios is fairly composed and most of the road shocks are absorbed by the suspension. The handling on the Etios is good enough even driven within city speed limits.

The suspension set-up is soft and it ensures better ride and fairly decent handling characteristics. The Etios smoothly glides over potholes with a muted thud and most of the road shocks are ironed-out by the transmission. The ride is smooth, but some road noise does intrude the cabin. 

The Etios’s handling is decent, when within city speed limits. The sedan can zip through busy streets but things get difficult as you make it to twisty roads. The steering wheel of the Toyota Etios is light and feels slack around the corner as the car gathers speed.