The 2014 Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatchback get reworked interiors for a fresher look, while the exteriors receive a subtle revision. The vehicles get no mechanical changes and continue with the same petrol and diesel engine options.
General Motors has launched an updated version of the Chevrolet Sail sedan and hatcback models that get revised interiors and subtle revision to the exteriors for a fresh new look. First launched in 2012, the Sail platform is built in conjunction with GM’s Chinese partner SAIC for emerging markets like India, China and so on. The Sail twins have not been in the best of health in terms of sales, and the new updates should surely help the automaker induce some volumes during the festive season. Another major change is that of the hatchback version dropping the ‘U-VA’ in favour of just Sail hatchback.
While the exteriors do not receive any substantial changes, it is the interiors that have been revised on the 2014 Sail sedan and hatchback. The Sail’s interiors do not see any radical chasnges but rather corrective measures and aesthetic updates for a fresh new look. You get new beige and black dual-tone interiors with brushed silver and chrome accents, leatherette upholstery, icy blue illumination on the instrument cluster that replaces the orange backlight seen on the current model.
The Sail twins continue with a similar set of features and include a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity that allows pairing of up to 5 phones and music streaming. There are also new chrome bezels for the air-con vents, while the door handles and gear knob get brushed silver finish for a classy appeal. Another addition is the Chevrolet bow-tie logo on the all-black steering wheel, which gets the shiny golden shade and lends a premium feel instead of a bland look of the old logo.
Engine options include the 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol engine that produces 83.6 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 108.5 Nm of torque at 5000 RPM. Diesel duty on the other hand is performed by the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 75 PS of power at 4000 RPM and 190 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM. Both the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. The engines are frugal as well with a claimed mileage of 18.2 km/l on the petrol and 22.1 km/l on the diesel version. The cars continue to ride on 14-inch tyres without any changes to the mechanicals.
In terms of safety, the Chevrolet Sail models come loaded with dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD). Keeping your car safe are a number of security features including engine immobiliser, central door locking, speed-sensitive automatic door locks and remote keyless entry. The company is offering the Sail sedan and hatchback in a total of six colours that include Switchblade Silver, Summit White, Linen Beige, Sandrift Grey and Caviar Black while velvet red is reserved for the sedan only and super red for the hatchback only.
General Motors is also offering customers the Chevrolet Complete Care programme that includes the Chevrolet Promise of offering low cost of maintenance, exclusive warranty packages, Chevrolet U-First customer centric programs and apps, and the round-the-clock 24×7 Roadside Assistance Program; all of which is free for the first 3 years of purchase on all of Chevrolet’s new vehicles. Prices for the Chevrolet Sail hatchback start from Rs. 4.41 lakhs going up to Rs. 6.81 lakhs, and for the Sail sedan from Rs. 5.19 lakhs going up to Rs. 7.64 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).