Chevrolet has launched its third hatch for the Indian market, the Sail U-VA. The company has retained the U-VA suffix from the Aveo.
The Sail U-VA hatchback is built on a new global small passenger car platform created especially for fast-growing emerging markets, including India. Engineers at the GM Technical Center-India in Bangalore spent nearly two years adapting the platform for India to ensure that it would meet the requirements of the Indian market and Indian car buyers.
The front view features Chevrolet’s signature design cues, including a dual-port grille with a gold bowtie. The hood features muscular cutlines that provide a three-dimensional appearance. Hawk Wing style headlamps and Shooting Star style front fog lamps further enhance the vehicle’s elegance.
From the side, its unique waistline gives the Sail U-VA hatchback a dynamic stance. Its body proportions offer a perfect ratio of a long front and short rear, with a lower stance in front that moves upward to a higher stance in back. The streamlined shape of the vehicle adds a dynamic styling element while reducing drag, for lower fuel consumption. The panoramic view, big side windows and wide-opening rear door give it the feel of much larger car.
The Sail is available in seven exterior colours: Super Red, Switchblade Silver, Summit White, Caviar Black, Linen Beige, Sandrift Grey and Misty Lake.
The interior of the Sail U-VA hatchback is spacious and airy, with a Chevrolet Corvette-inspired dual-cockpit design. The Rising Sun style instrument cluster with a three-spoke V-style steering wheel adds to the interior’s sporty feel. The smartly designed Flex Flat folding rear seat increases the space in back to 1,134 liters. The hatchback door is low in height but broad in size, making it convenient to load and unload cargo. The Fun-Wide entertainment system has Bluetooth functionality. It supports five phone pairings and audio streaming, a feature getting quite common in its segment.
The Sail U-VA is powered by two engine options: 1.3-litre SDE Smartech common rail diesel engine & 1.2-litre Smartech petrol engine.
The Sail U-VA comes with a three-year/100,000-km standard warranty. In addition, customers can opt for a unique add-on service maintenance package, the Chevrolet Promise, which provides free maintenance for three years or 45,000 km (whichever comes first).
Chevrolet Sail U-VA pricelist
Base: Rs 4.44 lakh
LS: Rs 4.83 lakh
LS ABS: Rs 5.18 lakh
LT: Rs 5.57 lakh
Base: Rs 5.87 lakh
LS: Rs 6.19 lakh
LT: Rs 6.62 lakh