2017 Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ
Realizing that the sub-compact sedan market is fast growing in the country, Chevrolet is entering into it head on with the all-new Sail. It arrives packing numerous smart and convenience features, dependable power, and a stylish design.
Developed specifically for emerging markets such as the Philippines, the Sail flaunts off a composed design with Chevrolet's dual-port grille. It also sports sweptback headlights, a sculpted hood, and front fog lamps. Over at the side, it features sharp character lines that add to its bold design. The range-topping 1.5 LTZ gets a more aggressive tone by sitting on 16-inch gunmetal alloy wheels.
Seven exterior colors are available: Summit White, Black Meet Kettle, Bright White Solid, Peppy Orange Metallic, Galaxy Silver Metallic, Synacuse, and Blue Sky. Whatever the color, it receives a 107 high-standard painting and five anti-corrosion processes for exterior coating, with nine layers of anti-corrosion coating, for a long-lasting luster.
The Sail is also the first one in its class to come with a sunroof, allowing drivers to enjoy the fresh air when driving on the open road-perfect when on a long road trip.
Inside, the Chevrolet Sail is practical and intuitive with its touchscreen infotainment system and 16 user-friendly storage compartments. The trunk is also generous.
The touchscreen system, standard in the 1.5 AT LTZ provides seamless smartphone integration on its 9-inch color display with phone mirroring natural voice recognition and Bluetooth streaming audio.
The same infotainment system has built-in applications such as Waze and Spotify. It also has Google Play Store for Android installed. The straight-forward and sporty interior is finished in Jet Black and come with power windows, a three-spoke steering wheel, a USB port, and a power outlet.
With a body made up to 5.7 percent PHS hot-rolled steel (tensile strength 1,300 Mpa), the Sail is strong and durable, yielding not just better cornering stability but better occupant safety. It comes standard with anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, driver and passenger airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
And speaking of long trips, the front MacPherson Struts and rear Torsion Beam Axle makes for a smooth and comfortable ride.
The Sail is available with two engines. The base 1.3-liter engine packing 100 horsepower and 127 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter featured here gets dual variable valve timing that ups the output to 109 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Both engines feature an integrated timing chain, more durable, stronger, and longer lasting than a typical timing belt.
Priced competitively, the Sail meets Chevrolet's highest levels of quality. Including 2.8 million kilometers of simulated road tests. Backing this up, the Sail comes with a generous 5-year/100,000-kilometer warranty program.
The Chevrolet Sail arrives as an interesting alternative to first-car buyers. Not only does it have a sleek and clean styling, but it's also packed with all sorts of features that make it a class above the rest.
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