24th September 2014 will be remembered as a launching day because four cars are launching on this day, we were hearing news about the launch of Mahindra Scorpio facelift and Volkswagen Vento facelift launching on 24th but now Chevrolet jumps into the launching pool with the facelift versions of Sail and Sail U-VA. The reason behind this four launch on a single day is festive season is starting from 25th September with navratris which will go on till Diwali.
Chevrolet wants to cash in the two big segments i.e. Hatchback and Sedan section. Sail U-VA the hatchback will compete against the like of Maruti Suzuki Swift, ford Figo and Grand i10, while Sail the Sedan will lock its horns with Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and newly launched Tata Zest. Sail and Sail U-VA will get few interior and exterior changes which will wipe out the flaws that both the cars had about the basic interiors.
Chevrolet has released the teaser of both the cars; from the teaser the main focus is being on interiors, Sail and Sail U-VA both the cars will get two tone black beige interiors in comparison to current one’s basic black design. Both the cars will get beat based blue-black lit, 2 DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.
Exterior wise it might new headlights and Tail lamps, front and rear will remain same but we can expect some much needed cosmetic changes
There will no changes in powertrains of both the cars; Sail is powered by 1.2L Smarttech petrol engine developing 84.8BHP [email protected] and 115nm torque@ 5000rpm. While 1.3L Multijet Diesel engine returns 76.9BHP power @4000rpm and 205nm torque @1750rpm. Both the engines are mated with five speed manual transmission. Fuel efficiency of Petrol is 18.1KPL and for Diesel it is 22.1 KPL.
Competition in the Sedan segment is very tuff because there are many class car already established itself as segment ruler we are talking about Honda Amaze which is best car in the segment in every aspect, Xcent is another much praised car, Tata Zest which is creating Buzz and getting praised by the large masses is a example of Tata’s innovative thinking, Can Chevrolet do the same for Sail and Sail U-VA facelifts? That the time will decide.
But, it’s going to be a difficult task ahead for the Chevrolet to establish them in this heavy packed segment, but let’s wait for the launch of these cars to have final verdict over its pros and cons. There are speculations that the price of both these cars will be not touched, it will remain moreover same.
|Comparison of Chevrolet Sail variants|