Chevrolet’s Sail saloon is off to a good start as the manufacturer has recorded over 7,000 bookings since the car's launch on February 1, 2013.
The tepid response to the Chevrolet U-VA late last year has led Chevrolet to revisit its pricing strategy and it has priced the saloon very competitively. The petrol variants are priced from Rs. 4.99 – 6.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the diesel variants are on offer from Rs. 6.29 – 7.51 lakh. The Sail saloon is powered by a 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel motor.
While styling may not be radical, the Sail saloon is quite pleasing to look at. The split grille with the bowtie emblem links the new saloon to the rest of the Chevy range. The car looks quite smart from the rear, thanks to its near-vertical tail section. Available in seven colour options, the Sail saloon comes with a 3 year/1, 00,000km warranty and 5 year/50,000km warranty on the powertrain. Chevrolet has no plans to launch an automatic variant anytime soon.
However, the Honda Amaze is set to launch on April 11 and could throw up some serious competition to the Chevrolet Sail and its other main competitor, the Maruti Dzire.