Chevrolet Sail Sedan

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Chevrolet Sail (also known as Buick Sail, Chevrolet Corsa Plus) is a subcompact car manufactured by the joint venture of SAIC and General Motors (Shanghai GM). Before February 2002 it carried the Buick logo. Shanghai GM rolled out the first Sail on December 12, 2000, at its Pudong plant. The production line was relocated to Yantai, Shandong, in early 2003.

Hitting the market on June 8, 2001, the first-gen Sail is essentially a re-badged Opel Corsa B. It had been produced until the end of 2009 as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback (the latter version was called Buick/Chevrolet Sail SRV).

On January 11, 2010, Shanghai GM released the sedan version of the re-designed Sail, which sits on a longer, 2465mm wheelbase. The hatchback went on sale about seven months later. Developed locally by PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center), the revamped model is powered by S-TEC 1.2L and 1.4L engines. For gearbox, besides a 5MT, a semi-automatic "EMT" is provided, which came from Magneti Marelli.

At the 2010 Guangzhou motor show, a pure-electric version of the Sail hatchback was launched, bearing a new emblem and nameplate "Springo."

Shanghai GM started exporting the Sail in October 2010. By the end of 2012 sales abroad topped 100,000 units. The main markets of the China-made Chevrolet are in North Africa and South America (especially Chile).

The most popular Chevrolet car in China, the second-gen Sail posted cumulative sales of 750,000 by July 2013.

The 2015 Chevrolet Sail (Sail 3) was launched by Shanghai-GM at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show and is set to hit the market in December 2014. It sits on a 2500mm wheelbase and is powered by a 1.3L or 1.5L engine.

For pictures and specifications of 2010 Chevy Sail sedan, please click here.

2015 Chevrolet Sail sedan, made by Shanghai-GM 1.3 MT Standard 1.3 MT Deluxe 1.3 MT Deluxe with Sunroof 1.5 MT Deluxe with Sunroof 1.5 MT Premium
Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan) 59,900 62,900 65,900 67,900 73,900
Date of Market Launch
Dec. 18, 2014
Powertrain  
Engine
Petrol 1.3L (1349cc) VVT
Petrol 1.5L (1385cc) DVVT
–Peak Power (kW/rpm)
76/6000
83/6000
–Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
127/4000
141/4000
–Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.2:1
Transmission
5MT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/drum
Top Speed (km/h)
175
180
0-100km/h Time (seconds)
12.4
11.3
Steering
EPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
5.3
5.4
Tank Capacity (L)
35
39
Emission Level
Euro V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4300
Overall Width (mm)
1735
Overall Height (mm)
1504
1503
Wheelbase (mm)
2500
Ground Clearance (mm)
130
126
Track (front/rear, mm)
1477/1468
Approach/Departure Angle (degree)
14/18
Turning Diameter (m)
10.4
Curb Weight (kg)
1057
1103
Seating Capacity
5
Number of Doors
4
Cargo Volume (L)
366
  1.3 MT Standard 1.3 MT Deluxe 1.3 MT Deluxe with Sunroof 1.5 MT Deluxe with Sunroof 1.5 MT Premium
Exterior  
Tires
175/70R14
Alloy Wheels N S S S S
Power Exterior Mirrors S S S S S
Power Sunroof N N S S S
Interior  
Start/Stop System S S S S S
Rear Window Defroster S S S S S
Power Windows S for front row only S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S
Steering Wheel Multi Controls N N N N S
Trip Computer LCD N S S S S
Number of Speakers 2 4 4 4 4
Radio/AUX-In S S S S S
USB S S S S S
MyLink Telematics, 4.2-inch Color Screen, Blue-tooth Connectivity, Voice Recognition N N N N S
Manual Air Conditioner with Pollen Filter S S S S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags N N N N S
Front-row Seatbelt Pretensioners S S S S S
ABS+EBD, CBC S S S S S
Child-proof Door Locks S S S S S
Speed-sensing Door Locks N S S S S
Remote Key N S S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available