GM India Launches Chevrolet Sail U-VA Hatchback in Jammu
Filed Under: Business, World | Posted: 11/19/2012 at 2:28AM
Comments | Region: India
Jammu, November 19 (Scoop News) –General Motors India launched the all-new Chevrolet Sail U-VA today. The premium hatchback takes styling, performance and safety to a new level.
The Sail U-VA hatchback is built on a new global small passenger car platform created especially for fast-growing emerging markets, including India. Engineers at the GM Technical Center-India in Bangalore spent nearly two years adapting the platform for India to ensure that it would meet the requirements of the Indian market and Indian car buyers.
“The much-anticipated Chevrolet Sail U-VA hatchback is an important addition to GM’s small car portfolio in India,” said Mr. Sastry Vempati, Vice President, Planning Program Management and New Business Development, General Motors India. “It brings a new sense of vitality to the largest, fastest-growing and most competitive segment in the domestic passenger car market,” Mr. Vempati added.
The Sail U-VA hatchback’s exterior exudes Chevrolet’s sporty styling. The front view features Chevrolet’s signature design cues, including a dual-port grille adorned with a gold bowtie that gives it a bold look. The hood features muscular cutlines that provide a three-dimensional appearance. Hawk Wing style headlamps and Shooting Star style front fog lamps further enhance the vehicle’s elegance.
From the side, its unique waistline gives the Sail U-VA hatchback a dynamic stance. Its body proportions offer a perfect ratio of a long front and short rear, with a lower stance in front that moves upward to a higher stance in back. The streamlined shape of the vehicle adds a dynamic styling element while reducing drag, for lower fuel consumption. The panoramic view, big side windows and wide-opening rear door give it the feel of much larger car.
Seven exterior colours are available: Super Red, Switchblade Silver, Summit White, Caviar Black, Linen Beige, Sandrift Grey and Misty Lake.
The interior of the Sail U-VA hatchback is spacious and airy, with a Chevrolet Corvette-inspired dual-cockpit design. The Horizon View dashboard design provides an uninterrupted panoramic view. The Rising Sun style instrument cluster with a three-spoke V-style steering wheel adds to the interior’s sporty feel.
The “smart and spacious” design philosophy was adopted to ensure the ample space of a family car, allowing the Sail U-VA hatchback room for up to five people in comfort. Short front and rear overhangs along with a fuel tank situated in the middle of the car maximize interior space and provide among the best legroom in the segment. The Sail U-VA hatchback’s high roof design offers ample headroom even for taller passengers. Smart and well-thought-out storage spaces provide room for passengers to stow their belongings.
The smartly designed Flex Flat folding rear seat increases the space in back to 1,134 liters. The hatchback door is low in height but broad in size, making it convenient to load and unload cargo.
The Fun-Wide entertainment system has Bluetooth functionality. It supports five phone pairings and audio streaming.
Advanced, Efficient Powertrains
At the heart of the Sail U-VA hatchback is GM India’s latest family of petrol and diesel Smartech engines, which present an excellent combination of high power, high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
1.3-Litre SDE Smartech Diesel Engine
The 1.3-litre SDE Smartech common rail diesel engine is a revolution in small diesel engine technology. It was developed by the GM Diesel Engine Technical Center in Turin, Italy, with the support of engineers in Pune and Bangalore to achieve a balance between cost, performance and fuel efficiency specifically for car buyers in the Indian market.
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