Chevrolet India is one of the most reputed and well known passenger car makers in the country. This company is presently on the fifth position in the Indian car bazaar and the company has quite a number of formidable and magnificent vehicles in their fleet. They have recently launched a splendid sedan called as Chevrolet Sail. This latest entrant comes with both petrol and diesel engines and the company is offering four trims of each version for the buyers to choose from. The top end variant in the diesel engine model lineup is Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS and the company has loaded this variant with some top of the line features, which will certainly astound the customers. Some of which are front and rear power windows, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, a power steering that can be tilt adjusted and customized, a day and night internal rear view mirror, a digital tachometer, adjustable headrests for the front seats, sun visor’s for both the front passengers with mirrors and the driver side getting a ticket holder, the fuel filler lid as well as the tail gate can be opened from inside, an interior courtesy as well as a boot compartment lamp. Apart from these exciting features, the company has also incorporated this top end diesel sedan with a number of important and vital safety aspects, which will definitely protect the passengers as well as this sedan.
This top end diesel sedan has a flawless aerodynamic design along with a lustrous silhouette. The front fascia looks aggressive with a dual port radiator grille that is perforated and has a high gloss matte black finish. This grille also has a thick horizontal slat that has been embedded with the Chevrolet badge on it. This grille is surrounded by a big head light cluster, which are fitted with high intensity lamps and also includes the side turn blinkers inside it. Below this is the body colored front bumper, which has a perforated air dam and a pair of shooting star styled fog lamps. The side profile is very striking with flared up wheel arches, which have been fitted with an exclusive set 14 inch light alloy rims of size 14 x 5.5 J, which are further covered with robust tubeless radial tyres of size 175/70 R14 and have a sturdy road grip. The rear end gets a bright tail lamp cluster with a high mounted stop lamp and a rear body colored bumper. The rear wind screen is quite large and also has a defogger as well. The roof gets a sleek mounted antenna for better reception of the FM Radio as well.
The insides of this top end Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS diesel sedan are luxuriant and has all the features and comfort that is required. The seats are plush and are covered with premium fabric upholstery and gives all the passengers ample space. The interior scheme is a classy dual tone combination, which is in a coffee beige color. Then the insides also have a lot of storage spaces such as a center stack bezel with metallic paint, front door map pockets, cup holders in the front console, front seat back pockets, a high volume glove box to keep a lot of stuff and other such spaces to keep a lot of things at hand for the occupants. Apart from this, the Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS trim also has a radiant amber color interior illumination, which makes the insides look modish and upmarket. The company has given the interiors a lot of chrome treatment, which is making it look stylish and up market. The inside door handles are finished in chrome, while there is chrome on the parking brake button as well. The steering wheel is wrapped in high quality leather, while the gear knob is also covered in leather.
Engine and Performance
This latest sedan is fitted with a 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel motor and also has been equipped with 4-cylinders that have 16-valves . This diesel mill also has the advanced SMARTECH technology along with a DOHC and a sequential injection fuel supply system and can displace 1248cc . This powerful diesel engine has the capacity to produce 76.9bhp at 4000 rpm along with a peak torque output of 205Nm at 1750 rpm, which is outstanding. This engine has been skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box and is said to be able to generate an impressive mileage of about 22.10 Kmpl .
Braking and Handling
The front axle of this top end Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS diesel sedan has been fitted with a McPherson strut type of a mechanism along with a passive twin tube gas filled shock absorber for balancing it. While the rear axle of this sedan gets a torsion beam axle along with a set of the same shock absorbers that are fitted in the front. While, the front wheels of this Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS diesel sedan are fitted with a set of tough disc brakes, while the rear tyres have been equipped with a pair of robust drum brakes that makes this sedan simpler to control . Apart from this, this variant also has been fitted with an advanced ABS along with EBD as well for further enhancing the driver's control on this sedan.
The list of this interesting and utility based comfort features comprise of front and rear power windows, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, a power steering that can be tilt adjusted and customized, a day and night internal rear view mirror, a digital tachometer, adjustable headrests for the front seats, sun visor’s for both the front passengers with mirrors and the driver side getting a ticket holder, the fuel filler lid as well as the tail gate can be opened from inside, an interior courtesy as well as a boot compartment lamp. The company has also equipped this top end variant with a Fun Wide integrated audio system, which has FM Radio, a MP3 and CD player and other input options such as a auxilliary input and a USB socket as well. This sedan has a total of four speakers, two of which are at the rear and the remaining two are in the front. This music system is also compatible with Bluetooth and can be easily paired with five different mobile phones. This further helps in mobile hands free, mobile music streaming, making receiving, disconnecting and rejecting calls . This system also has a caller ID and can automatically reconnect with a paired device, which is quite impressive.
These significant aspects are essential and includes an engine immobiliser, front seat 3-point ELR belts with pretensioners, a driver seat belt reminder notification, a key-in reminder, a door open warning notification, speed sensitive automatic door locks, side impact front and rear door beams, a rear seat child protection door lock, a dual horn, driver and front co-passenger airbags for added protection , a centrally located high mount stop lamp for better visibility to the cars coming from behind, a safe cage overall body structure and many more such features, which enhances the safety quotient of this impressive sedan. All these features put together makes this vehicle, one of the safest in its own segment.
An influential engine, loaded with impressive features.
High cost of ownership, engine noise can be decreased.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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