Chevrolet has introduced a five-door subcompact called Sail U-VA in India. ¬†Aimed primarily at younger buyers, the car was developed jointly by General Motors and China-based SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.
Up front, the Sail U-VA is fitted with a Volt-inspired grille that puts it in line with Chevrolet's current design language. ¬†The back end of the car is tall and almost wagon-like in order to free up a maximum amount of cargo space.
To keep the base price as low as possible, the car's interior¬†is basic and creature comforts that come standard are largely limited to electric windows, A/C, a USB port and a Bluetooth connectivity system. ¬†Most trim levels include dual front airbags but ABS brakes are optional.
The Sail U-VA is offered with two engines. ¬†The first is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder rated at 86 horsepower, and the second is a diesel-burning 1.3-liter that makes 78 ponies. ¬†Both engines are exclusively available with a five-speed manual transmission that spins the front wheels.
In China, the Sail U-VA will adopt the Spark EV's electric drivetrain and be sold under the moniker Springo.