An honest and practical saloon if you are simply looking for quality ride in spacious interiors – this is what Chevrolet Sail is all about. And after the failure of petrol Aveo, this time General Motors does bring you a sedan with diesel engine.
There are 4 variants in the diesel league of Chevrolet Sail 1.3 and the LT ABS comes on the top. Here’s a brief about its features and design elements:
This most superior variant of Chevy Sail 1.3 comes with a set of four 14 inch - 8 spoke alloy wheels and a pair of shooting star style fog lamps in the front. Thanks to light weight alloy wheels, the saloon’s fuel economy and grip on the road, both improve. All other elements that style and deck up the exteriors are same as in diesel Sail 1.3 LS with ABS.
The coffee beige cabin of Sail 1.3 LT ABS with its fabric upholstery is similar to interiors of 1.3 LS ABS. All features that embellish the mid segment model with BS are there in this model. But being the top end variant, it does come with something extra as a mark of product differentiation. This is in the form of leather casing of the gear knob that makes for better grip and aesthetically superior appearance.
When you pay for a top end segment car, you expect some more elements for comfort than the ones given in base and mid level segment models. A defogger for the rear glass and a remote keyless entry facility are couple of extra comfort features that you get with Sail 1.3 LT ABS diesel. There is also a cigar lighter for smokers.
Besides all the safety features that are common with 1.3 LS ABS, this top of the league model also brings with it an air bag for the front passenger. As against this, there is only one air bag – that for the driver – in 1.3 LS ABS. Also, the front seatbelts have pretensioners. All other features for safety – rear seat child protection door locks, side impact door beams, engine immobilizer, centrally located high mount stop lamp and indicators for seat belt, open door and key in – are there.
Chevrolet’s standard warranty is 3 years/ 100,000 kms and this is one of the plus points of this car. Priced at Rs 7.54 lakhs, Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT ABS can deliver a fuel efficiency of up to 22 kms/ litre.
This fully loaded version is good for its ride quality but not so much for its handling.