Chevrolet debuts new Sail hatchback and MPV Concept at New Delhi Auto Show

Chevrolet debuts new Sail hatchback and MPV Concept at New Delhi Auto Show

The 11th New Delhi Auto Show is taking place these days and it was also the perfect opportunity for the Chevrolet Sail and MPV Concept to be displayed, representing the GM's first products from its joint venture with China's SAIC. The Sail is aimed to meet the various demands of the Indian buyers, being a five door sub-compact hatchback which was developed at GM's Technical Center in Bangalore. The Sail was designed for emerging markets. Its exterior is enhanced by the vertical taillights at the rear, while the grille featuring the golden Chevy badge sports the brand's family. The interior reveals Chevrolet's "double cockpit" design, together with CD-player, Aux-in connectivity, an audio system with radio and chrome-plated accents. GM further informed that the Sail was able to accommodate up to five people due to its placing of the fuel tank in the middle of the car, while the interior space was maximized by the short overhangs. It will be available with both diesel and gasoline engines from GM India's latest "Startech" line-up, although no other information was given. GM President and Managing Director Lowell Paddock, also commented that the Chevrolet Sail hatchback would be a powerful addition to GM's mini-car portfolio in India, bringing a whole new sense of vitality to the biggest and fastest-growing segment in the domestic passenger car market. Lotus spent a year and a half cooperating with GM people to tune the chassis of the B-segment MPV study, which represents the second tailor-made product for India and other emerging markets, presented by GM and SAIC. Paddock added that the Chevrolet MPV was designed for those customers who wanted a comfortable, spacious and stylish vehicle in order to enjoy life with their loved ones, being available in seven- or eight-seat configurations, both of which comprising the firm's flexi-seating system.