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Chevrolet Sail
Production Period: since 2005
Class: Small car
Body versions: Sedan, station wagon, estate car
Previous model: Buick Sail

The Chevrolet Sail is a small car, the current generation of which has been built by Shanghai GM in China since 2010. The car is sold in China, but also in other emerging markets.[1]

While the first generation is based on the Opel Corsa B, the second generation was developed directly in China. The car is offered below 60,000 RMB, a price segment in which only Chinese brands have been active so far. The Sail is based on the current design of Chevrolet models.

1. Generation (2005-2009)

1. Generation
Chevrolet Sail China 2012-04-22.JPG
Production Period: 2005–2009
Body versions: Sedan, station wagon
Engines: Petrol engines:
1.6 litre
(68 kW)
Length: 4097-4152 mm
Width: 1608 mm
Height: 1440 mm
Wheelbase:
Tare weight:

After the Chevrolet brand entered the Chinese market in 2005, the model previously marketed as the Buick Sail (a derivative of the Opel Corsa B) was offered under the Chevrolet brand. Body styles included a 4152 mm notchback sedan[2] and a 4097 mm long estate[3] were available. Both featured a 1598 cc R4 petrol engine with a maximum output of 68 kW. Production ran until the end of 2009.[4]

2. Generation (2010-2019)

2. Generation
Chevrolet Sail 1.4

Chevrolet Sail 1.4

Production Period: 2010–2019
Body versions: Sedan, station wagon
Engines: Petrol engines:
1.2-1.4 litres
(64-76 kW)
Diesel engines:
1.3 litres
(57 kW)
Length: 3947-4249 mm
Width: 1690 mm
Height: 1505 mm
Wheelbase: 2465 mm
Tare weight: 1020-1124 kg
Stars in Latin NCAP crash test (2016),[5]without airbags Erwachsene 0 Sterne
Kinder 2 Sterne

Body styles include notchback[6] and estate cars[7] are available. While the notchback saloon was introduced in January 2010, the formal[8] while the notchback saloon was presented in January 2010, the formal premiere of the estate saloon with the name suffix Hatchback followed at the Auto China 2010 in Beijing.[9] This is the first car developed directly in China as part of a joint venture. The car is equipped with two airbags as standard, while ABS costs extra. In July 2014, the one millionth vehicle of this generation was sold.[10] In the Indian market, the vehicle was offered until the end of 2017.[11] GM’s Colmotores plant in Bogota, Colombia produced the notchback variant of the vehicle between 2012 and 2019[12][13] and CKD kits of the vehicle were assembled in Ecuador.[14] In South America, the notchback sedan will be sold as the Chevrolet ChevyTaxi Premium[15] (in the 2020 model year)[16] and the station wagon was offered as the Chevrolet ChevyTaxi Plus[17] for the taxi market.

Drive

The car is powered by either a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a maximum output of 64 kW or a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 76 kW. While the 1.2-liter engine comes directly from the higher-priced Chevrolet Aveo, the 1.4-liter engine is actually more powerful than the Aveo. In India[18] a 1.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine with common-rail fuel injection and a maximum output of 57 kW was also available for the vehicle, marketed as the 1.3 SDE SMARTECH.

3. Generation (since 2014)

3. Generation
Chevrolet Sail (seit 2014)

Chevrolet Sail (since 2014)

Production Period: since 2014
Body versions: Limo
Engines: Petrol engines:
1.3-1.5 litres
(76-83 kW)
Length: 4300 mm
Width: 1735 mm
Height: 1502-1504 mm
Wheelbase: 2550 mm
Tare weight: 1057-1107 kg
Stars in Latin NCAP crash test (2018),[19]without airbags Erwachsene 2 Sterne
Kinder 4 Sterne

Rear view

The third generation Sail was formally unveiled to the public at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November 2014. The engines, a maximum 76 kW 1.3-litre and a 1.5-litre 83 kW petrol engine, are both equipped with a start-stop function.[20] The vehicle is only available for purchase as a notchback sedan. In Mexico, it has been offered since the end of 2017[21] as the Chevrolet Aveo.

Technical data

1.3 1.5
Construction period 2014–2019 since 2014
Motor data
Motor type R4 petrol engine
Cubic capacity 1349 cm³ 1485 cm³
max. power at min-1 76 kW (103 PS) / 6000 83 kW (113 PS) / 6000
max. torque at min-1 127 Nm / 4000 141 Nm / 4000
Power transmission
Drive, standard Front wheel drive
Gearbox, standard 5-speed manual transmission
Gearbox, optional Automatic transmission
Measured values
Maximum speed 175 km/h 180 km/h
Acceleration, 0-100 km/h 12.4 s [14.0 s] 11.3 s [13.4 s]
Fuel consumption per 100 km, combined 5,1 l Super 5,4 l Super
Empty weight 1057 kg [1060 kg] 1103 kg [1107 lb]
Tank capacity 35 l 39 l

Values in square brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

Web links

Commons: Chevrolet Sail– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Danny Tan:Export plans confirmed for China-designed Chevrolet Sail compact sedan.In: paultan.org. 12 January 2010, retrieved 15 December 2018 (American English).
  2. Характеристики Chevrolet Sail 1.6 MT 5MT Sedan 2005-2009 год. Размер дисков, тип двигателя, кузова, фото и цены Chevrolet Sail 1.6 MT 5MT Sedan.In: 9151394.ru. Retrieved December 15, 2018 (Russian).
  3. Характеристики Chevrolet Sail 1.6 MT 5MT Wagon 2005-2009 год. Размер дисков, тип двигателя, кузова, фото и цены Chevrolet Sail 1.6 MT 5MT Wagon.In: 9151394.ru. Retrieved December 15, 2018 (Russian).
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  9. Andrei Tutu:2010 Chevrolet New Sail Hatchback Introduced in Beijing – autoevolution.In: autoevolution.com. 23 April 2010, retrieved 15 December 2018 (English).
  10. Chevrolet Sail Sales Reach a Million in China.In: media.gm.com. 2 July 2014, retrieved 15 December 2018 (English).
  11. Chevrolet Sail Hatchback Price, Images, Mileage, Reviews, Specs.In: cardekho.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019 (English).
  12. The Chevrolet Sail finishes its production in Colombia.In: news1.news. News1 English, September 19, 2019, retrieved December 1, 2019 (English).
  13. Oscar Julian Restrepo Mantilla:Ya viene el Chevrolet Chevytaxi Plus: El Beat se vestirá de amarillo.In: elcarrocolombiano.com. November 30, 2019, retrieved 1 December 2019 (es-CO).
  14. Chevrolet – Ecuador – Sail.In: media.gm.com. Archived from.OriginalOctober4,2013; retrieved 1 December 2019 (Spanish).
  15. GM Releases Two Chevy Taxi Models in Columbia – The News Wheel.In: thenewswheel.com. 21 September 2018, retrieved 15 December 2018 (American English).
  16. CHEVYTAXI PREMIUM.In: ayuramotor.com.co. Retrieved December 1, 2019 (Spanish).
  17. Chevytaxi Plus | Engine.In: motor.com.co. 12 August 2015, retrieved 15 December 2018 (Spanish).
  18. Chevrolet Sail.In: media.gm.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019 (English, India).
  19. Chevrolet New Aveo.In: latinncap.com. LATIN NCAP, retrieved 1 December 2019 (English).
  20. Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac Take Center Stage at Guangzhou Auto Show.In: media.gm.com. 20 November 2014, retrieved 15 December 2018 (English).
  21. Gerardo García:Chevrolet Aveo 2019 en México: Primeras imágenes.In: motorpasion.com.mx. 20 November 2017, retrieved 1 December 2019 (Spanish).