The Chevrolet Sail U-VA Diesel LT ABS is the top end variant in this league with maximum features and fittings. It shares the same engine type (i.e. the 4 cylinder, 1248 cc engine with a 5 speed manual transmission that churns out power of 78 PS @ 4000 rpm and torque of 205 Nm @ 1750 rpm). There is a seating capacity of 5 people and a fuel tank capacity of 40 litres in this vehicle.
In addition to the standard styling and furnishings, the Sail U-VA LT ABS comes with alloy wheels as well. Full wheel covers however are missing on this one. The other regular features include a roof antenna, body coloured bumpers, outside door handles and the ORVMs (outside rear view mirrors). The chrome adorned front grille with the signature golden Chevrolet bow tie looks spectacular as always; so do the ‘hawk wing’ styled headlamps and ‘shooting star’ styled fog lamps.
Once again the interiors of the LT ABS boast of the same characteristics as do the other variants of this league. The additional feature on this variant is that of the leather gear knob which offers a better grip than a normal one. The three spoke power steering wheel (with tilt function) is also leather wrapped and goes well with the coffee beige dual tone interiors of the car cabin which is fashioned in fabric upholstery. To add to this pleasantness of the car cabin, there is an amber coloured illumination installed here.
Chrome touches here and there add to the beauty of the interiors. They have been given on the inside door handles and parking brake button. Storage compartments like a high volume glove box and front door map pockets are not just space savers but add to the convenience as well.
The Sail U-VA LT ABS comes equipped with power windows and power adjustable outside mirrors. A day and night inside rear view mirror comes in extremely handy for the driver. To add to the comfort of the driver, seat adjustable headrests and a sunvisor with ticket holders have also been given. A central door locking system has been put in this variant along with few other small but smart additions like a cigar lighter, ashtray, digital clock and rear parcel shelf.
Wiper washer on the rear glass helps improve visibility in the rainy season. A rear defogger has also been fitted on this variant. There is a provision of a remote enabled keyless entry system as well. An air conditioner proudly sits on the cabin console and an audio system, complete with four speakers and AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity has been integrated.
This variant comes armed with a very versatile security alarm system. Apart from this, there is a speed sensitive door autolock function and airbags have been provided on both the driver and the passenger sides. This variant also boasts of an Anti Lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) which helps in easy and effective stopping of the car in crunch situations. Safe cage, engine immobilizer, dual horns and a rear seat child protection door lock are the standard features, found across all the variants of this group.
The Chevrolet Sail U-VA has been priced at Rs 6.70 lakhs (Ex- showroom price- Delhi) and is a decent vehicle overall, fulfilling in terms of both gadgetry and performance.