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Old 10th July 2012, 04:02   #211
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Appears to be more of a replacement for the outgoing Aveo and UVA. Now I wonder what will replace Optra? As per recent news the Aveo duo and the Optra are due to be retired in September. Sad considering that the Optra Tcdi was 'shattering performance' for its price.

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Old 10th July 2012, 04:38   #212
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Is it just me or actually the Sail hatch carrying a left hand drive on this piece.

The picture where the Safari overtool the hatch and took a front shot, the steering seems to be on the left side.
Mirror Image. It is a RHD indeed.
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The thing that caught my eye was the old spec door handles. Does the existing Chevy comes in handles like those?

Otherwise the Camouflage does not look like a Camouflage, rather it seems like show more than hide strategy.
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The sail hatch rear is like a mix of the Figo and the Punto (especially so in Red) The cars already look outdated and passe! Wonder why GM is making such futile attempts at segments which are bubbling with energy with newer and much better cars. Nevertheless, GM wouldn't have to worry about company, Toyota already has a outdated hatch and sedan sibblings launched recently in the same segments
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Have a close look at those pathetic flappy door handles. Even Renault cheated us by putting them on the duster and now Chevy (or is it actually some daewoo or chinese thing) is following suite.
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Mirror Image. It is a RHD indeed.
If you see in the image, the road shoulder is on the left side. This is where the steering should be. The steering is seen on the opposite end in this case.

I feel it's a LDH TD vehicle.
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If you see in the image, the road shoulder is on the left side. This is where the steering should be. The steering is seen on the opposite end in this case.

I feel it's a LDH TD vehicle.
both the cars are RHD. the pictures have been flipped horizontal. this is India - you can't drive on the right side of the road


to confirm, you might wanna take a look at picture #10 closely (this is not flipped), you'll not see the steering wheel on the left side.

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Saw it on the Outer Ring Road (Bangalore) near Kasturi Nagar flyover.
There was a fleet of 6-7 cars, all with different type of camouflage. Two of these cars were driven by goras, and the rest was driven by desis. But none of the the guys driving the cars looked like "drivers" Seems to me that they were somebody from the R&D. All had Gujrat temporary registrations.

Is this the new Aveo?
However I didnt like the tail light styling at all. From the front it was a miniature version of the Cruz, with the same Cruz grill. The Chevy badge was hidden by a Black tape, and Chevy was pathetic with the camouflage, I think Mahindra was better at this.

All the cars are RHS.
The interiors looked similar to that of the BEAT

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SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-photo0789.jpg  

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-photo0790.jpg  

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-photo0791.jpg  


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The interiors looked similar to that of the BEAT
They are the replacements for Aveo/Optra & Uva repectively.

Aveo & UVA were not instant hits and you can even call them a sales Dud. Chevy is looking to make a comeback with Cruze being a successful model for them.

They key to this is to keep costs down, so they are retaining parts from the same Beat's Part bin and thereby even probably retaining the same vendor, there by saving costs.

This strategy will help them price agressively and compete with the likes of Tatas, Marutis, Hyundais & other competitors.
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First, they need to fire the guys who "Camouflaged" these cars.

I quite liked the Sedan for its nice stance, but I feel this design will age sooner and again few years later Chevy will have a dead horse in their hands.
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It is a reskinned Opel Corsa underneath. It will need to beat the competition on cost but as we know with the Nano, cost is not everything!
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Yeekes! the door handles, its all in the door handles. GM design guys need to talk to Hyudai or Maruti, how to sell cheap, yet look good! Why is it that the first thing you meet in the car (read the door handles), is made to put you off!
Competition does much better (save the duster!). I guess this guys is already starting on the wrong foot for me.
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Saw two of the sedans today noon at Whitefield Main Road, infront of Bhoruka Techpark (ABB) signal. Didn't get time to shoot.

I think perhaps their strategy to create an euphoria by driving around the city.
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Some recent images of a parked Chevy Sail hatchback.

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7227.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7230.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7231.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7232.jpg

Front left window was left open when car was parked. So, got few clear images of the interior.

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7234.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-img_7236.jpg
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Thanks Sukiwa. One thing is clear, the car is SPACIOUS. I just hope that they change the interior tone to beige and not this brown!
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