With Chevrolet Sail U-VA launched on 2nd November, 2012 in the Indian auto market, buyers have started to research on this small fantasy by GM with reference to its exterior styling, interior designing, engine, features and its handling & ride quality. Most of the search has been of Chevrolet Sail Vs Toyota Etios Liva. Since, Toyota Etios Liva has also been associated with the Indian market for around 1.5 years. Etios series from Toyota has done decent business in the country and could stand in the way of Sail. Today, we’ll compare both these vehicles on the basis of below factors to know which one will be the best deal.
American auto major, GM introduced the new Chevrolet Sail U-VA that adorns an outfit of simplicity.Boasting plain yet elegant looks, Chevy Sail appears to be just made for Indian car enthusiasts as simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Enchanting Sail U-VA exteriors are
- Honeycomb chromed two part front grill with Chevy bow-tie emblem
- Hawk wing inspired broad headlamps
- Smart roof silhouette
- Tall boy design
Coming from the stable of Toyota, Etios Liva has got elegant and sharp exteriors with front end resembling the smiling face of a human. Toyota Etios is bestowed with distinct clear headlamps and correctly placed pearl white fog lamps. Inspired from Toyota Yaris, its exterior feature list comprise of
- Rear roof spoiler
- Smiling chromed front grill
- Classy side skirt
- Front bumper spoiler
The all new Chevrolet Sail U-VA renders oodles of space inside the cabin with spectacular comfort and generous head, leg and shoulder room. With spot on fit & finish, Sail caters its passengers with following features
- Two tone interiors with silver inserts
- Conventional and simple styling
- User friendly functions on music system
Though not at par with other Toyotas in terms of quality but still Etios Liva cabin is rendered with sporty upholstery and generous space. The red contour lining on the seats, leather wrapped steering column and stylish gear knob make the ambience jazzier. Interior features of Liva include
- Ergonomically designed sporty steering
- Flat rear floor for added comfort
- Brilliant fit & finish
Engine, Specification & Performance :-
Chevrolet Sail is offered in both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.3L SMARTECH SDE 4-cylinder inline diesel engine yields top power of 78 PS at 4000 rpm and generates peak torque of 205 Nm at 1750 rpm. While the 1.2L BDOHC 4-cylinder petrol motors churns out max power of 86 Ps at 6000 rpm and max torque of 113 Nm at 5000 rpm. Both the engines are mated to five speed manual transmission.
Toyota Etios Liva, on the other hand, is bestowed with 1197cc petrol engine offering max power of 80 bhp at 5600 rpm and peak torque of 104 Nm at 3100 rpm. Also a 1364cc four-cylinder, 8V, SOHC diesel engine is fitted which churns out 68 PS of top power at 3800 rpm and 170 Nm of peak torque at 1800-2400 rpm. The engines are linked to 5-speed manual transmission which offer smooth ride. Liva sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in just 14.94 seconds and has a top speed of 178 kmph.
The all new Chevrolet Sail U-VA boasts of good amount of features that comprise of Power steering, Orange backlight instrument cluster, Power windows, Large center speedometer for enhanced clarity, 2-DIN audio system with Radio/CD/MP3 compatibility and has USB & aux-in interface, Tilt adjustable steering, Rear wiper, High mounted stop lamps, Rear bumper with multi-reflectors, Body coloured door handles, Turn indicator equipped ORVMs, etc. Stand out features include
- ‘Fun Wide’ audio streaming and Bluetooth audio system support 5 phone pairing
- Shooting star style fog lamps
- Flex flat folding rear seat
On the other side, Toyota Etios Liva is packed with features like user-friendly instrument panel, bottle holders, door pockets, cooled glove box, cup holders, a classically designed two-tone interior, comparatively spacious head and leg room, vertically-stacked taillights, taillight cluster include brake, turn and reverse indicators. Other lineaments comprise of
- Pillow Type Rear Headrest
- Wide doors for easy entry and exit
- Audio control mounted on steering
Chevy Sail diesel returns with certified mileage of 22.1 kmpl (ARAI certified) and Sail petrol delivers mileage of 18.2 kmpl (ARAI certified) whereas Toyota Etios Liva returns with overall fuel economy figures of 18.31 kmpl with petrol fuel whereas the diesel one delivers around 23.59 kmpl (company claimed mileage).
Composed Chevrolet Sail U-VA is placed in the price slot of Rs 4.44 lakh – 6.62 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi) while Toyota Etios Liva falls in the range of Rs 4.09 lakh – 6.32 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi).
For style freaks, Toyota Etios Liva is the car to go for with its stunning exterior and equally adorable interiors. Contrarily, Chevrolet Sail is a smart car with minimum decoration on its exterior as well as interior. It does not boast terrific design; it’s an elegant car with best in class space and simple functions. Maybe, Chevy has just tagged Sail a little bit higher than the expectation of the car enthusiasts.
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