Chevrolet Sail is a B-segment sedan manufactured by the American automaker Chevrolet. The car was first launched in the year 2001 and that too exclusively for the Chinese market. Now, at the 2016 Manila International Auto Show, Chevrolet decided to bring Sail along. In the international market, the same car is available with the name Chevrolet Sail 3, hinting towards a third-generation model. Thus, Philippines market will be getting a two-round tested and trusted car. Sail 3 was first seen at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show with its availability restricted to the Chinese market. And very soon, near June 2016, Sail will go on sale in the Philippines market too.
Underneath the hood, Chevrolet Sail is bundled with amazing power figures, especially for a B-segment sedan. This mid-size sedan comes with two petrol engines - 1.3L and 1.5L four-cylinder. The 1.3L 2WD petrol engine variant delivers the maximum power of 99 hp, while the 1.5L mill produces 109 hp of peak output. Coming to fuel economy aspect Chevrolet Sail is expected to display some decent figures, as actual figures will be only revealed after its launch.
Sleek, vivacious and energetic are the words that perfectly define this aerodynamic prone sedan. With faultless body lines, Sail is truly a style statement running down on the roads. Bundled with stylish dual grille and sharp LED headlamps, Sail is bound to create a distinctive impression on everyone. Adding visual emphasis to the sleek design, are body colored door handle, re-styled taillight, revamped rear bumper and re-styled multi-spoke alloy wheels that accentuate the overall appeal of the vehicle. This latest Chevrolet Sail offers plenty of space, even for a dedicated 5-seater, all credits to its specific dimensions.
The all-new Sail is provided with finely crafted cockpit which blends remarkable with innovative technology. Accentuating the elegant feel are present flowing horizontal lines from the instrument panel to door trim, grey colored center console, multi-functional three spoke steering wheel and shift knobs gives everything you desire for. Also,are present basic infotainment system, manual air-con system, many storage compartments, comforting seats and a spacious boot, all taking this sedan to the next level.
For safety and reliability, the new Chevrolet Sail offers a comprehensive range of safety aspects including airbag system (driver and passenger), ABS with EBD and BA, HSA, and Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) regulates power to the wheel with the best traction. To enhance the braking system, this SUV is equipped with ventilated disc brakes for both front and rear. And, for firm handling, both of the variants offer McPherson Strut independent with stabilizer at the front and multi-link independent with stabilizer at the rear.
Overall, Chevrolet Sail is a rather beautiful, efficient, comfortable and performance packed sedan and that makes up for the positive side. However, the less of originality in designing and boring interiors counts under Sail's cons section.
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