General Motors India has launched a much-awaited premium hatchback, the Sail U-VA which is the replacement for the flop Aveo U-VA. The Sail U-VA was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo held at New Delhi in India. This is the first model in India from the GM-SAIC joint venture and it has already proved success & one of the most popular car in China.
Today launched all new Sail U-VA is available in a total of 7 variants, out of which four are petrol (Base, LS, LS ABS and LT ABS) and three are diesel (LS, LS ABS, LT ABS). Where the petrol variants cost between Rs 4.44 lakh and Rs 5.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) diesel variants are priced between Rs 5.87 lakh and Rs 6.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Some of the key features of the Chevrolet Sail U-VA include:
- Dual tone interiors
- Safety features like ABS with EBD and Airbags
- Fog lamps
- Bluetooth Equipped Audio system
- Spacious interiors
- Large AC Vents for comfort
- Remote keyless entry
Although the Sail U-VA doesn’t look much impressive, so how it might help Chevrolet to bring in the sales numbers, we believe the competitive pricing, spaciousness and above all the fuel economy. The all new Sail U-VA has been positioned right above the company’s flagship hatchback, the Beat, so the direct competitors of the vehicle will be Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo and some others, and like GM has kept the pricing very competitive, it automatically gains the advantage over many.
Powering the hatchback are two engine options – 1.2-litre SMARTECH 86PS petrol and 78PS 1.3-litre turbo diesel. As of now, there are no plans of a CNG-kit fitted Sail U-VA. The petrol motor claims to deliver an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 18.2kmpl while the diesel is pegged at 22.1kmpl. GM is offering a first in-class 5 year/150,000kms warranty on the powertrains.
Prices of Chevrolet Sail U-VA (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
Petrol variant –
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol Base Variant – Rs. 4.44 lakh
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol LS – Rs. 4.83 lakh
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol LS ABS – Rs. 5.18 lakh
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol LT ABS – Rs. 5.58 lakh
Diesel variant –
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Diesel LS – Rs.5.87 lakh
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Diesel LS ABS – Rs. 6.19 lakh
- Chevrolet Sail U-VA Diesel LT ABS – Rs. 6.62 lakh
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