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Chevrolet Sail 2016 USA: an Appraisal by us

 

Chevrolet introduced its re-designed Chevrolet Sail, both the sedan and hatchback versions, into the markets and has been welcomed with open arms.

Exteriors
The sedan looks amazingly majestic, when viewed from all the sides. The radiator grille is of dual port design, in the front. It is combined with black mesh with chrome finish, giving it an elegant look. The company’s logo in gold, is mounted on this grille, almost dazzling the first time viewers. The headlight huddle, which is fitted on either side of the grille, comprises of high intensity lamps and turn indicators, which are stylish, in their hawk wing design. The bumper, being body colored, complements the other features. The air dam is huge, aiding quick cooling of the engine. When viewed from the side, the Sail is very fashionable, with full covers offered to the steel wheels of base trims and alloy wheels for the top end versions. The outside door handles and rear view mirrors are body colored, looking trendy. The rear end of the sedan is also equally classy looking, with a designer taillight group on both sides of the bumper. This sedan is very roomy and can easily accommodate 5 adults, with its length of 4249 mm, width of 1690 mm and a height of 1503mm.

Interiors
The interiors of the sedan are as elegant as its exteriors, with black colored power steering, which has the company logo embellished on it. The dashboard is made of an excellent quality, scratch proof plastic, which is incorporated with an audio system and instrument panel. The instrument panel comprises of many notifications, helping the driver, like low fuel warning lamp, a trip meter and average fuel consumption reading, with the top end trims even offering door ajar warning and driver seat belt warning, for increased safety. The boot capacity is 370 liters.

Beneath the Bonnet
There is a 1.2 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1199 cc in the petrol variant, which has four cylinders and sixteen valves, with the ability to produce maximum power of around 82.4 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 108.5 Nm at 5000 rpm. This engine is endowed with multi point injection fuel supply system. The diesel variant is fitted with a 1.3 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1248 cc and has a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. The petrol version delivers a mileage of 15.9 km/l in cities and 18.2 km/l on highways. The diesel version gives a mileage of 18.9 km/l in city and 22.1 km/l on highways.