Monday, 12 December 2011

New Chevrolet Sail to be launched in early 2012





The Chevrolet is planning to launch its all-new Sail which is a saloon, soon in early 2012. This GM vehicle is 
completely built in China, moreover, the GM has already showcased the concept model of the Sail in the Shanghai Auto Show in 2005.  The company will export the Chevrolet Sail to India and other parts of the world directly from China. The Sail will share the same platform as that of the Opel Corsa, which was earlier sold by GM in India. Apart from that, the car will have similar features as that of chevy's Cruze and Aveo. The Sail is said to be available both in petrol as well in diesel.

It has been claimed that this sedan will be very fuel effecient and will have to compete with other cars in the same segment such as: Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza and Hyundai Accent. The Sail will be available in two engine options, one will be 1.2 litre S-TEC II and  the other will be 1.4 litre S-TEC III. The 1.2 litre of powertrain would produce a maximum power of 53.1 kW/L and respectable torque value. Whereas,  the 1.4 litre engine will have a maximum power of 54.3 kW/L.The 1.2 litre engine will have 0-100 kmph of acceleration is 12.9 seconds and 11.9 seconds with the 1.4 litre engine. For better speed, torque and smooth  and power delivery, both the powertrains are coated with Variable Geometry Intake System (VGIS). The Sail will have 5 speed manual transmission gearbox.

From outside the car looks sportier and mascular with horizontal split grille along with Chevrolet's logo in the middle. To choose from, the company offers different colors for you to choose according to your taste. The interiors will have a twin-cockpit design, central control panel that comes loaded with CD/MP3 player and a radio. The seats also have dual tone cover which enhances the sporty look of the car. The seats are comfortable for five passengers including the driver.

Safety is the key importance, therefore the company has provided all the safety features to ensure safe driving. The dual air bags in front, child safety locks, retractable steering column, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and steel frame surrounds the fuel tanks, will give you complete safety.

The company has not yet announced the price of the Chevrolet Sail. You have to wait till next year. 

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