Chevrolet India has launched the refreshed compact Sail sedan and hatchback in India today with prices starting at Rs 5.19 lakh (around $8,500 USD) and Rs 7.64 lakh (just over $12,500 USD).
Chevrolet first introduced the Gamma-based Sail in 2012 for India and other emerging markets and celebrated a milestone in July after selling 1 million examples of the car. This update mainly focuses on the interior, which Chevrolet says is inspired by the Corvette, though were failing to see the resemblance.
The interior has more soft touch points and utilizes a new black and beige dual-tone scheme with icy blue accent lighting on the gauge clusters, climate control dials and more. Silver surrounds for the door handles and gear shifter and chrome rings on the HVAC knobs also lend to the interiors more upscale feel. A new 2-DIN stereo system with Bluetooth functionality capable of pairing up to five phones and streaming audio rounds off the major cabin changes.
On the outside changes remain limited to chrome surrounds for the foglamps and a chrome strip on the trunklid. Both sedan and hatchback versions of the Sail are powered by the same 1.3-liter Fiat Multijet diesel engine producing 73 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. The only gasoline engine on offer is a 1.2-liter GM Smartech four-cylinder producing 79 horsepower and 79 lb-ft.
The new Sail is also equipped with passive and active safety features such as an engine immobilizer, central door locking, sensitive automatic door locks, and remote keyless entry. It also comes with standard dual airbags, an anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution.