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2014 Chevrolet Sail Facelift Spotted In China


2014 Chevrolet Sail Facelift

General Motors launched the Chevrolet Sail hatchback and sedan in India last year and both the vehicles have performed well below expectations. It is clear that most buyers prefer the service given by Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota over Chevrolet and this has been a major downside for the Sail which is not at all a bad vehicle. Chevrolet’s marketing strategy also hasn’t been too impressive and this is also a major reason why the Sail failed to pick up decent sales.

Now a facelift of the Chevrolet Sail has been sighted in China. The test mule has thick camouflage but it is easy to make out that it is the Sail going by the overall body line. The front features a redesigned grille which is a tad larger than the current grille, a larger air intake accompanied by a new front bumper. The only two significant changes at the side are the new C-pillar which have been redesigned to add a new quarter window and new rear view mirrors. Moving to the rear, it is difficult to make out any changes but we are expecting a new bumper and refreshed tail lights.

The Chevrolet Sail has very basic interiors, so the company will add a new instrument panel and a multi-function steering wheel in the facelift. Chevrolet has also freed up a bit more space and the seats will have better quality fabrics. The 2014 Chevrolet Sail will also feature alloy wheels which will have a new design. Currently the Sail is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 85 BHP of power and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine producing 77 BHP of power. It is unlikely that Chevrolet would make any changes to the existing mechanicals but there is a possibility of the facelift version getting a new 1.5-litre Excelle petrol engine which will be more powerful.

The Chevrolet Sail is priced between Rs. 5.12 – 7.65 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the facelift would be launched in mid-2014. This will be a good move to generate more sales but Chevrolet should also focus on adding some more goodies as well as improvising a bit on their after-sales service. The Sail is a really good car but loses out to the Maruti Swift DZire and Honda Amaze due to the fact that these two vehicles come with the famed Japanese reliability and are backed by companies offering excellent service.

2014 Chevrolet Sail Front

Chevrolet Sail Front

2014 Chevrolet Sail Side

2013 Chevrolet Sail Launch

2014 Chevrolet Sail Rear

Chevrolet Sail Rear

2014 Chevrolet Sail Interiors

2014 Chevrolet Sail Dashboard

Chevrolet Sail Dashboard

2014 Chevrolet Sail Alloy Wheels

Source – Auto.163.com

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  • SAYEED KHAN January 8, 2014, 11:05 am

    Sail is a classic example of how agood product can go down the drains due to the lacklustre approach from the company as well as the earlier reputation of the company. Believe me the service centres are not as bad as they are made out to be, yes the no of service centres are less but not really so bad as is the reputation being created. I had two cars from chevrolet and have personally experienced a couple of them in mumbai so i can say, cant comment on other cities.
    The biggest disadvantage in buying a chevrolet car in india is the re sale value which again is a victim of the hype in the market and GMI has done worse with all the recent recalls.
    GM India never has had proper product strategies in place expecially keeping in consideration with the Indian market.
    If the sail is sold with suzuki logo then it would sell in volumes,,,,,

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    • vipul pathak July 24, 2014, 6:39 pm

      true indeed. i too have a sail sedan and the ride quality is awesome

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  • Nilesh January 8, 2014, 2:35 pm

    These are Chevy Sonic and Sonic Sedan…

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  • GOPAAL SUBRAMANIYAN February 5, 2014, 4:36 pm

    I bought Chevrolet Sail Sedan in November 2013 and is a fantastic car to drive, and excellent ride quality.Before I bought I considered Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze,Toyota Etios and couple of other cars as well. But the ride quality and interior space of Sail is unmatched. It is very difficult for GM to compete with Maruti Suzuki even Honda and Hyundai struggle to compete. That is the reason for its poor sakes figures.

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  • mahantesh February 23, 2014, 1:58 pm

    hi guys I am planning to buy this sail sedan this month.shall I wait for facelift version of sail.? Pls help me

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  • Abey Mathew March 14, 2014, 9:17 pm

    i had a Chevrolet Spark, now a Chevrolet Beat. i am waiting for the facelift Sail. Somehow i just love Chevrolet.

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  • swapnil April 17, 2014, 9:47 pm

    I am also planning sail sedan deisel next week. Should I change my decision? I do not like dezire and amaze verito and etios so choice is limited. What to do?

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