After showing teasers of its new offerings over the last couple of weeks, General Motors India today launched the new Chevrolet Sail hatchback and sedan. Both the cars are facelifts essentially and come with updated exteriors and interiors along with an addition of new features and equipment.
The refreshed cars come with a starting price of INR 4.41 lakh for the hatchback and INR 5.19 lakh for the sedan. The top-end variants cost INR 6.81 lakh and INR 7.64 lakh for the Sail hatchback and Sail sedan, respectively.
Unlike the changes made to the new Sail sedan unveiled in China recently, the Indian facelift gets subtle tweaks to the exterior in the form of redesigned headlight and taillight assemblies, plus an even extra dosage of chrome than earlier.
The changes inside the cabin can be termed as comprehensive in comparison as both the hatchback and the sedan get a new dual-tone dashboard finished in black and beige (with silver and chrome highlights), new ‘icy blue’ illumination for the instrument cluster and centre console, new steering wheel, new double-DIN audio system, and chrome surrounds for the air-con vents and control knobs, and silver surrounds for door handles and the gear-shifter.
The upper variants of the car also get ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force distribution). There are no changes to the mechanicals and the cars continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. The petrol puts out 83.6 PS at 6,000 rpm and 108.5 Nm torque at 5,000 rpm while the diesel churns out 75 PS at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox does duty in both the cars.
The Sails are available in six colours with Switchblade Silver, Summit White, Caviar Black, Linen Beige and Sandrift Grey being common to both while GM giving each car a different shade of red for 2014 – it’s Velvet Red for the Sail sedan and Super Red for the Sail hatchback.
**All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi**