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Old 4th February 2012, 19:55   #121
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Default Re: Is this Manza CS

but how come GM is testing the car in maharashtra (pune)when thier plant located at halol .
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Means can we expect that the replacement for the Aveo sedan is around the corner? But if I remember this correctly there was no news on this in the Auto Expo.
yep, coming by this september.

Check this thread als.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-pg-8-a-8.html

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but how come GM is testing the car in maharashtra (pune)when thier plant located at halol .
GM has there new plant at Chakan, Pune.
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

As long as value proposition is strong, i think it will sell but only with tons of advertising. Like every new launch, it will do well initially and then probably get back to doing modest numbers like most of the GM cars.

GM cars (except cruze) don't really figure much on a buyers option list. Its just that thing about the car not "perceived" to be really being exceptional at anything - looks, features, mileage, cost of ownership brand recall or reliability. You think of Maruti or Toyota or Honda or VW and there is a characteristic that immediately/automatically comes to your mind! Nothing on these lines for GM.

So even a well rounded GM car doesn't have the recall in a customers mind and thats probably a "perception" that GM needs to work towards changing. Ford has tried and has succeeded to a certain extent. Just pricing or MJD as an option won't help much except initially.
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Old 12th February 2012, 13:46   #125
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Default Spotted - Chevy SAIL Sedan.

Spotted the below Chevy Sedan in my society in Roseland Rhythm, Pimple Saudagar, Pune yesterday.

almost not camouflaged but for some yellow strips across the body and covered Chevy logo.

It was the SAIL Sedan - Is pretty much the same proportion as that of the current Aveo.

Interiors were pretty modern and had fabric seats. Saw an array of switches ahead of the gear! pretty weird position for switches?

It had 175/R14 Apollo Accelere's and had a sticker saying Bharat Stage IV.

Below some pics.

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8678.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8679.jpg

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SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8682.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8683.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8684.jpg

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SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8686.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8689.jpg

SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail *Sedan* spied testing. Clear PICS on Page 9, 11, 18 & 20-dsc_8691.jpg

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Default Re: Spotted - Chevy SAIL Sedan.

Thanks buddy, excellent catch with detailed pics. The boot certainly reminds me of Opel Vectra. I hope they launch with Diesel mill
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Default Re: Spotted - Chevy SAIL Sedan.

There is a thread somewhere. Nice scoop - the interiors look good for the class. And Saint Gobain glass looks good


better water mark these pictures before they are all over.
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

Thanks for the scoop spirit of driving. Rear seat looks spacious. Compared to Manza, Etios and Dzire I think this is the best looking.
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Default Re: Spotted - Chevy SAIL Sedan.

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Spotted the below Chevy Sedan in my society in Roseland Rhythm, Pimple Saudagar, Pune yesterday.
Excellent scoop! The most clear interior pics till now!

From my observation,

1. Good lateral support from the front seats!
2. Rear is spacious
3. Power Window switches in front of the gear lever
4. Not so great design for gear lever
5. Very very neutral looking car - will please MOST!
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

The interiors look pretty decent design wise.The exteriors were designed to be inoffensve and boring I guess.A bit of a departure from Chevy India's recent products(read Beat and Cruze)!!All in all,a nice alternative to the Dzire,Manza and Etios!!
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

Good catch, Amar & SpiritOfDriving
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AmarPaithankar : YExcept for some stripes and masked logos, the car was thinly disguised.
Positron : Easily the worst attempt at camouflaging the car.
They are only drawing more attention instead of keep things under wraps.

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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

IMO, this will hardly have any impact on the indian market. It looks just to dull for such a highly contested market. BTW, power window switches in front of the gear lever in this day and age?
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

Nice looking car for its class assuming that it will be in a price bracket of 5-7 Lacs. Those Power Window switches are oddly placed for sure. Any ideas of launch.
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

I saw 3 Sail hatchbacks (heavily camouflaged) on Varthur road today morning. I am so stupid. When I saw the first one, I should have kept my camera ready, but I did not even do it when the second one appeared.

But all three had white number plates (GJ registration). I thought they should have had temporary plates. Also, all were driven by white guys (Americans?).

They were on my opposite side. But in my RVMs, I did not see any black smoke from the exhausts. But that does not necessarily mean that there won't be diesel option at launch.
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Default re: SCOOP: Chevrolet Sail sedan caught testing. *Clear PICS on Page 9 & 11*

Saw a camouflaged test mule on the way to Hinjewadi a couple of days back. Did not take pictures, as I have poor multitasking skills and would have wrapped myself around the nearest pole.

IMO, the silhouette did not look very impressive. Far too close to the Aveo for comfort.
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