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Old 1st February 2013, 17:16   #16
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Worst looking steering on a sedan. A little contrasting logo should have helped.
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Looks nice indeed.

Wish they had introduced a diesel auto.(just like the cruze a/t ) ,that would have been fun

Definately better proposition to the maruti dezire.

Would be interesting to see how it competes with the honda amaze
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It looks stunning in pictures. I am compelled to say, Chevy nailed the pricing. A real value for money.However, the interiors could be lot better.
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Following are the turn down points for me.

1) Music system looks dated, my Vista has a better looking one.
2) Steering as someone pointed out looks dated.
3) Interiors are just ok, nothing to cheer about.
4) Power window switches ahead of the gear lever (and not on the front doors).
5) No driver arm rest.
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The aging Aveo has a more premium looking steering wheel. This one looks very plain.
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Worst looking steering on a sedan. A little contrasting logo should have helped.
Haven't looked at the steering closely on hatch but Looking at this picture, it appears that the steering is stitched steering, Is that a Leather Wrapped Steering? Also, does that steering LOOKS bad in pictures due to its colour or FEELS bad as well when touched?

To me if it is leather wrapped steering it will feel much much better than lot of rubberised/Plasticized Steering wheels in the segment. Also, is that steering common throughout the Sail Line-up or just at the top variant LT?
This car can as well be the best value for money in this segment and a segment above this.

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Not nitpicking, but, few things caught my attention:

1. The engine bay seems too big for the 1.2L Petrol engine... much like my own Santro Xing's engine bay. They should have plonked the 1.4L instead IMO.

2. In the image where both wheels (front & rear) are shown the Chevy logo seems slanted in the rear wheel. It appears from the images that the car was already in the place & not driven to the ramp for unveiling, they could have aligned the logos .

3. In one of the interior pics, the OVRM seems dirty. It seems that the cleaner forgot to execute his job properly.
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Bang on pricing!
Thanks Parrys for detailed report.

Somehow from other media & chevy website I'm getting impression that diesel & petrol are coming with different gear boxes. Is it so?
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On the first two counts, I agree with you, but with a caveat that the same parameters make the Verito a good contender too. On the engine front, I do not know how the Sail drives, but I don't find too much scope for improvement in the Dzire, at least going by my experience.
Yeah but the Verito is a very very old design with really pointless upgrades and facelifts. The Verito has no aspiration value associated with it whatsoever. it's downright boxy and it's like flogging a dead horse. Even the cabbies have moved to the Etios.

I drove the Sail U-VA and noticed the improvement over the Swift quite easily. There was lesser lag and it was pulling better below 2000rpm than the Swift. Performance is similar but drivability is improved.


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People, I am sorry if I sounded unreasonable, but at prices similar to the Dzire, or the Verito (5.16L - 7.19L), I was just thinking the Sail wouldn't be as much a success that it deserves to be. Look at what has become of the UVA- priced between the Ritz and the Swift, in no man's land, no stand- out USP- it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Ever thought what would have been the reaction if they had followed the Figo's 3.84L - 5.99L pricing instead of the now 4.44L - 6.62L?
The hatch segment is a different ball game altogether. When you have the Swift, i20, Figo and Polo, the only way you can make an impact is with a mindblowing product.

In the sedan space things are still developing. The Etios and Dzire are the only ones which are doing decent numbers with the Sunny D catching up.

Things will really begin to heat up when Honda comes out with the Amaze.

That said, I do not expect this car to be a block buster. It will be mediocre. It will take a few sales away from Dzire and Etios. People who need more space than the Dzire and people who want better quality interiors than the Etios will look at this closely. Buyers interested in brand will still prefer the Maruti and the Toyota.
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- Car looks attractive and better than the competition
- Pricing seems good when you keep in mind the "Chevrolet Promise".

Although it would have been good for Chevrolet if it priced it a little lower atleast until it can get some sales numbers
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I like the car overall barring few things like the steering wheel etc. as others have pointed out as well.
Looks well proportioned but has boring interiors. I don't know how long the market will appreciate it.

I keep a car for almost 5 years and the only thing that stops me from buying it, if it goes the aveo way. I don't want to feel like if i owned the aveo today.A car no one wants to buy. (Generally speaking)

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What is the level of chinese involvement in SAIL sedan and hatch sold in India?
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A couple of things struck me: Electric OVRMs and beading on the on the rear doors that tapers down all the way to the bottom. The latter will be a boon preventing dust from accumulating.

I feel the package is better than Toyota offerings in the similar category.
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The best looking entry level sedan. Seems solidly built, atleast in pics. This seems like a mini cruze to me, though engine options are for fuel efficiency; good strategy since the entry level sedan sales is driven by fuel efficiency and space.
If marketed well and aggressively, this has great potential. In future if they plonk a AT version under 8 lacs, even better.
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Very kool looking sedan i would say in the given price range.

The exteriors looks neat and composed unlike the verito and etios. Interiors could have been more appealing and classy.

The mills seem to be promising but cannot be a the best behind the steering!!

Needless to say the chevys 3/5 yr maintenance plan is to consider to chose this car.

Its not gonna create huge waves in the market but expect small ripples
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They should have just rebadged the Aveo and plonked the 1.3 mjd. The Aveo remains one of the best looking entry level sedans even today. Being an old model they would have been able to significantly undercut the Dzire as well.
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