2010 Chevrolet Sail Small Car review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 , 09:01:02 byAngela

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Chevrolet Sail Small Car

General Motors developed the new Chevrolet Sail sedan. The model is actually the first passenger car created in China by a Sino-foreign joint venture between Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive center. The model will be sold in China, but also on the other emerging markets. The carmaker offers five variants of the new Sail. The starting price is RMB 56.800 and goes up to 68.800. The model is available with a choice of class-leading 1.2-liter S0TEC II and 1.4-liter S-TEC III engines. The first one enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.9 seconds and the second one reaches 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds. The carmaker used lightweight material in the engine, transmission and body and this way the fuel efficiency was improved. The power is being sent to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission that offers smooth gear shifting. The driver enjoys maximum visibility thanks to the windshield, seats design for local users and no-blind-spot rearview mirror of the new car. The Sail features the horizontal split grille trademark of Chevrolet with the gold Chevrolet emblem showcased in the middle. The model is available in six exterior colors. The interior is unique like all Chevrolet cars. It includes the twin-cockpit design of the brand as well as a flexible, modern central control panel equipped with a radio, CD player and MP3 interface. There are 24 interior storage compartments for added convenience. The new Sail is expected to achieve four stars in China New Car Assessment Program testing the safety cage construction with crumple zones offers class-leading passenger protection and also outstanding pedestrian protection. World-class Chevrolet Gold Tie Service will be offered to the Sail buyers by Shanghai GM. Around 380 dealers in more than 200 cities across China will offer customers nine free services and 24-hour emergency assistance as well.