Chevrolet has unveiled the hatchback version of the new Chevrolet Sail that it unveiled in sedan form in China back in December last year.
It’s a model that’s smaller than the Aveo – this segment is referred to as a “B car” in China but in Malaysia it’s more of like an A+ segment car like the Saga, in fact the Saga and the Sail Sedan share the same 2,465mm wheelbase.
Engine options for the hatchback are the same as the sedan, which is either a 87 bhp/115 Nm 1.2-litre or a 103 bhp/131 Nm 1.4-litre engine, with the latter getting a variable geometry intake manifold system. The engines are mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed electronically controlled automated manual jointly developed, by Magneti Marelli and GM Shanghai, similar to system such as Alfa Romeo’s Selespeed and the Proton Savvy’s AMT. On the inside, the rear bench can be folded flat or individually in a 40-60 split.
The car is developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co in Shanghai and is intended for sale in the Chinese market only for now, although GM has in the past said that the car has export potential. Look after the jump for more shots of the new Sail Hatchback, or check out the Sail sedan.
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