Chevrolet Sail developed together with Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center concern especially for the People's Republic of China market and developing countries. At first, in 2001 the car issued under the name Buick Sail, with a body like a sedan and a van, as the basic model Opel Corsa acted. With 2005 as the brand of Chevrolet was officially entered in China and its name changed to Chevrolet Sail. In 2010 the car exhausted in a body a hatchback, and at the beginning of 2013 it presented on the International interior in Detroit with a body a sedan.
Engines in these models same, it is the gasoline engine 1.2 S-TEC II, 80 of h.p., 1.4 S-TEC III, 80 h.p. and a turbo diesel of 1.3 Smartech, 78 h.p. Figures at the beginning of the name of the engine equal to its volume in liters. Gear box 55-speed stick shift. According to the Shanghai GM company, the most powerful version disperses to 100 km/h in 11,9 seconds, and average fuel consumption of 100 km of a way will make about 5,9 liters.
The car has a simple basic set, but despite the budgetary positioning of the model, two airbags and ABS enter into its basic equipment. And in top equipment of Chevrolet Sail will pleasantly surprise future owners with existence of electric drive gears, EBD systems and the audio system. Chevrolet Sail a little more than 4 m long is capable to accept aboard to five people, thus passengers behind won't prop up knees of a back of the front chairs as the wheelbase of the car makes 2 465 mm. The interior of a cabin made in the spirit of the Corvette. Besides, buyers receive a lot of places for feet, the big luggage compartment and is a lot of other conveniences, such as a rear armrest of a seat.
Chevrolet Sail focused first on the markets of China, Chile, Peru and India. Against the presentations which have passed in Detroit-2013 of magnificent and technological cars almost unnoticed there was a premiere of a sedan of Chevrolet Sail, but fight for a rank of the main best-seller of the developing automobile markets is necessary for this model.