Monday, 8 October 2012

Chverolet Sail U-VA to be launched in India on 25th October 2012 - All details inside

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Chevrolet Sail U-VA will launch their new hatchback on 25th October 2012. The new car will have more ground clearance, will have a class leading space and fuel efficiency. The car maker says, we will first launch Sail hatchback in India however the sedan version would be launched in 2013.

The hatchback was designed and developed by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre (PATAC) which is jointly managed by GM and SAIC. As per the sources, the car was launched in China in January 2010 and became an instant hit due to its space, specifications and an excellent fuel economy among its peers in its class. Since, the car is selling around 25,000 units per month in China apart from exports to Latin America and other countries.

Chevrolet Sail obtained a very good 4-Star rating in the CNCAP crash tests and comes equipped with usual safety features like ABS, EBD and airbags. The specifications of the car as follows -

Specifications -
Length -  3,946 mm
Width -   1,690 mm
Height -   1,503 mm
Wheel base - 2,465 mm
Boot space -  248 Litres
Ground Clearance - 174 mm ( Petrol ), 168 mm (Diesel)
Kerb Weight - 1,065 Kgs (Petrol), 1,174 Kgs (Diesel)
Turning radius - 10.3 metres
Fuel tank capacity - 42 Litres (Petrol), 40 Litres (Diesel)
Disc brakes - 263 mm (Petrol), 240 mm (Diesel)
Tyres - 175/70/14 - Alloys on top variants
Engine - Petrol - 1.2L DOHC which claims 85 bhp power and 113 N-m of torque
Engine - Diesel - 1.3L DOHC which claims 77 bhp of power and 205 N-m of torque
0-100 kms - 15.2 seconds
ARAI acclaimed fuel efficiency - 18.2 Kmpl (Petrol), 22.1 Kmpl (Diesel)

Features available -
Centrally mounted fuel tank (below co-driver's seat) for space effectiveness
1215 Litres of Boot space after 40/60 seats are folded
Bluetooth and Chrome pack on Indian models
Increased ground clearance
14" Alloy wheels
Upsized AC compressor
Better plastics for Indian market than available in other countries
Dual tone interiors

Stay tuned for more details officially on 25th October by when the prices will be out and the final deciding factor for the success of model on Indian roads will be taken place.


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