A few days back, we had the opportunity to spot the Sail sedan quite regularly. But somehow, of late, things did go dry a little.
However, yesterday as we were cruising across the Pune Bypass road, we spotted this Sail sedan (notchback) once again. As we were told that it was being driven towards Bangalore. So, no wonder if our Bangalore folks would be able to spot this mule somewhere in their vicinity.
The point to note here is the inclusion of hidden decals. In all our earlier spyshots of Sail sedan, there were no car name decals. And this clearly hints that these might be end of the test cycle mules. This was the diesel Sail sedan and the engine bay looked absolutely same as the current Sail U-VA hatch with a pronounced ‘SMARTECH‘ engine cover (Yes, we managed to see the car in bonnet-open state, see pic below).
Also note the same sound deadening material under the bonnet which even the Sail U-VA diesel gets. This sound deadening material is not present on Sail U-VA hatch petrol and similarly the Sail sedan petrol is not expected to get this. The interiors look similar to Sail U-VA and are fairly spacious.
Observe the power window switches, arm rest, materials etc; they look absolutely similar to Sail U-VA. It gets cleared that Sail would borrow parts heavily from Sail U-VA to enable Chevrolet to keep costs under control. Sail sedan would also come with a petrol engine and according to our sources, against the common expectations (of a 1.4L Petrol engine), the Sail sedan might get the same 1.2L petrol mill from Sail U-VA.
Chevrolet would be launching this Sail sedan sometime in December or it may also spill over to January next year. This sail sedan would compete with Maruti Swift Dzire and the upcoming Honda Brio Amaze. Another car that is coming soon from Chevrolet is the Enjoy MPV which is also expected in December this year.
Check out Sail sedan gallery here.