Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Chevrolet Sail Review

Shanghai GM launched the Chevrolet Sail hatchback, the first car manufactured in China for a Sino-foreign. The new small car was developed by Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), two GM-SAIC joint venture. Besides being sold in China, the Chevrolet Sail also exported to other emerging markets.

Shanghai GM offers five versions of the Chevrolet Sail with the base model priced around RMB 60,000 (U.S. $ 8.800). This marks a breakthrough in the sub-RMB 70,000 (U.S. $ 10.300) small car segment, where Chinese brands have always been dominant.

"Our mission has always been to enable more individuals and families achieve their dream of owning a car," said Kevin Wale, president and CEO of GM China Group. "With the sail Chevrolet, we are setting a new standard for small car range, while the lower segment live fully in the global standards of Chevrolet, one of the leading car brands. The fact that the veil will be exported Chevrolet is a testament to the ability of our product development organization in China. "

Class-leading power transmission at low power

Chevrolet Sail is available in variety of first-class 1.2-liter S-TEC II 1.4-liter S-TEC engines III. 1.2-liter engine achieves fuel consumption in their class according to a global time is 5.7 l/100 km. It also generates power of 53.1 kW / l, the Chevrolet Sail to go 0-100 km / h in 12.9 seconds. 1.4-liter engine delivers a power per liter of 54.3 kW / L, goes 0-100 km / h in 11.9 seconds and fuel consumption is less than 5.9 l/100 km.

The engines include the variable geometry intake system (VGIS), which provides DC power delivery and torque at all speeds. Lightweight materials are used in the engine, transmission and body, which increases fuel consumption. The coefficient of friction optimized in the transmission coefficient and the tire to reduce energy loss caused by mechanical operation. According to Shanghai GM's Drive to Green strategy, meet the twin engines of China's emissions standard of phase IV (along with the Euro IV standard) and can be upgraded to meet emissions standards in China V.

Even if classified as a small car, the Chevrolet Sail ensures driveability. Its five-speed manual transmission provides smooth gear shifting. The steering wheel offers sporty handling and easy identification of control, while the solid and sporty chassis offers comfort and excellent handling. The driver of tourism has all the advantages of a high visibility of the candle Chevrolet windshield, seats designed for local users and mirrors without blind spots.

Stylish exterior and roomy interior

Like other vehicles bearing the Chevrolet bowtie, Chevrolet Sail Sports is fun to drive and offers good value for money. The grille features horizontal division veil with gold Chevrolet Chevrolet emblem appears in the center. Three muscle margin to provide a three-dimensional car. A single short in front, a long suspension in back is an advantage for outdoor sports. The aerodynamic shape of the vehicle, add a dynamic style while reducing friction, less fuel consumption. Chevrolet Sail is initially available in six exterior colors: Silver Crescent, white jasmine, red, sky blue, coral, orange Orange and blue starfish.

The interior is equally unique and all-Chevrolet. It includes the design of the brand dual cockpit and a flexible, central control panel equipped with a modern radio / CD player and MP3 interface. The designers have added a sporty touch through a dual digital display and chrome. Chevrolet Sail adoption of a center fuel tank, a short front and rear suspension, doors and arch maximizes interior space for up to five people. There are 24 storage compartments inside for convenience.

Advanced Security

Chevrolet Sail is expected to reach four stars in China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP) testing. Chevrolet Sail safety cage construction with crumple zones providing protection for passengers in first class. A steel frame surrounds the fuel tank for increased security. Dual front airbags in the scene, a collapsible steering column, ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution of the force distribution, child safety locks and a better system for child seat is standard. Chevrolet Sail also offers excellent protection for pedestrians.

Developed in China in emerging markets

Chevrolet candle was developed jointly by GM and Shanghai PATAC out a new architecture according to GM Global Vehicle Development Process (GVDP) and global standards for engineering and quality. The development team of the Chevrolet Sail taken into account the local climate and driving conditions and quality of local fuels and driving habits of China in designing the new model. vehicle assembly, followed by the world DTS C-BOB (Best of the Best) standard.

Chevrolet Sail was subjected to over two million kilometers testing in extreme heat and cold.

To ensure that parts and components that meet international standards in terms of quality of Chevrolet, service, technology and price, 95 percent of the components have been supplied by members of the global supply chain with more than GM 40 percent of the component groups, or their business partners.

GM global processes of quality management and regulations were also applied in R & D, purchasing, quality recognition and production. Shanghai GM Paintshop Generation 6 adopted zero emission paint the Sail Chevrolet. The vehicle meets all environmental standards of the EU as part of heavy metals and recovering the complete vehicle.

World-class Chevrolet Gold Road Service is offered to buyers of Shanghai GM Chevrolet Sail. About 380 dealers in over 200 cities across China will offer customers free services as well as nine emergency assistance 24 hours.

According to Shanghai GM President Ding Lei, a few years ago, "said Shanghai GM's strategic decision to expand our customer base by developing the Chevrolet Sail. We have improved cost efficiency while setting new quality, energy efficiency and values ​​of economic family car. With the arrival of the Chevrolet Sail, we now have an entry in all major segments of passenger cars. "