In the explosion of small sedan segment in the local car market, Chevrolet decided to launch its entry – the simple yet smart Chevrolet Sail. We know that it had the Sonic, but obviously, it’s not a lucrative pie. Therefore, the Sail is a reasonable alternative to the slow-selling Sonic. It is straightforward, sedate, versatile and … What else? Let’s dig up more in our Chevrolet Sail 2018 Philippines review by Philkotse.com. To be specific, our in-depth review will mainly zoom in the top-of-the-line Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ.
In the explosion of small sedan segment in local car market, Chevrolet decided to launch the Sail
Chevrolet Sail Philippines Review - Introduction
The Bowtie brand knows for certain that its customers always give lots of weight to design. The top dog 1.5 LTZ, despite not being the most handsome in its segment, it can swell with pride as it comes with a simple but functional exterior design.
No gloss bumpers, big wings, body claddings or turgid over-fenders, but the 2018 Chevrolet Sail exterior is pampered with well-chiseled façade, stylish body lines, sporty-looking lightings, curvaceous tail end, and an orange hue to boot. Broadly, this subcompact sedan is like a sexy lady who is already charming without makeup and her beauty is not merely skin-deep.
Recently, Chevy has given the Sail minor changes on the outside so as to make it fresher. The newly-updated model is currently decked with revised chrome accents on the front grille. At the same time, it likewise brags a new set of 15-inch alloys along with new wheel design.
The top dog 1.5 LTZ can swell with pride as it comes with a simple but functional exterior design
The Chevrolet Sail exterior is pampered with well-chiseled façade...
... and curvaceous tail
It comes with a sunroof with slide and tilt function
Pop the doors open and the simplicity and functionality are still names of the game. Although the 2018 Chevrolet Sail interior is equipped with a massive 9-inch touchscreen head unit and a retractable sun roof, the cabin still looks plain to some extent. The auxiliary audio controls on the steering wheel are even not plush-looking, they are good at keeping the driver concentrating on the road while selecting tracks, adjusting audio volume or scanning radio channels. However, the stumbling block here is the poor radio signal reception of the multimedia system.
Pop the doors open and the simplicity and functionality are still names of the game
Between mini and subcompact, more Pinoys will opt for the latter partially because of more space inside. And this aspect is also where Chevrolet Sail shines best. Abundant head- and legroom are given to all passengers. Other than that, boot space is roomy enough to store two golf bags or scuba gear.
The Chevrolet Sail interior is equipped with a massive 9-inch touchscreen head unit
Boot space is roomy enough to store two golf bags or scuba gear
The Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ is armed with a 1.5L DOHC DVVT engine which ekes out 109 hp and 141 Nm of torque. These figures are peppy enough to make your driving experience more fun and sporty. Bolted on a smooth-shifting 4-speed automatic gearbox, the Sail is highly convenient for city wanderings. Besides, changing gears is more precise, making your drive smoother and more comfy. A manual mode is likewise present, but it is hard to see the button on the shifter.
The Chevrolet Sail is highly convenient for city wanderings
However, NVH levels needs some improvement as the engine noise (the cooling fan to be exact) can be clearly heard in the cockpit when the vehicle is stationary. What’s more, when picking up speed, the steering becomes lighter and you’ll feel noticeable body roll when taking corners. Nonetheless, for the most part, the Sail is stable on the highways even when facing up to strong crosswinds at 150 km/h. On top of that, it can float impressively over road imperfections.
The Chevrolet Sail 2018 is priced to sell. With a tag of P917,888 for the top-end model, this little sedan is definitely one of the most affordable cars in its segment.
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT MT||P713,888||P791,888||P78,000|
|Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LT AT||P768,888||P865,888||P97,000|
|Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ AT||P858,888||P917,888||P59,000|
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|Name||Chevrolet Sail 1.5 AT LTZ|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine||1.5L DOHC DVVT|
|Fuel Injection||Multi Port Fuel Injector (MPFI)|
|Max Output kW (PS/rpm)||80 (108.8) / 6000|
|Max Torque Nm (kgm/rpm)||141 (14.37) / 4000|
|Front Wheel Drive||Yes|
|Transmission||4 speed- AT w/ active select|
|Front||MacPherson strut-type and stabilizer bar|
|Rear||Rear torsion beam non-independent suspension|
|Steering Type – Non Variable Hydraulic||Power Steering – rack and pinion steering wheel 3 spokes sports|
|Single Rate Brake Booster||Yes|
|Tire & Wheel|
|Wheel & Tire||15 X 6.0 e40 Aluminum 185/55R16|
|Radiator Grille Black – Dual Port||Yes|
|Black "B" Pillar||Yes|
|Outside Rearview Mirror Body Color||Yes|
|Outer Door Handle Body Color||Yes|
|Front Fog Lamp||Yes|
|Sunroof Sliding and Tilt||Yes|
|Interior Color||Jet Black|
|Steering Column Tilt||Yes|
|Panel Center||Jet Black|
|Air Vent Ringed||Graphite Silver Metallic|
|Inside Door Handle Chrome||Yes|
|Automatic Climate Control Aircon||Yes|
|Seat Fabric||Flash Jet Black|
|Rear Back Seat||Standard w/ Head Rest retractable|
|Front Seat 4-Way Seat Driver||Yes|
|Front Seat 2-Way Seat Passenger||Yes|
|Seatback Pocket – Passenger||Yes|
|Sunvisor w/ Mirror for Passenger||Yes|
|Inside Rear View Mirror Tilt||Yes|
|Interior Lamp Front||Yes|
|Power Window||Driver side one-touch down|
|Entertainment System (Touch Screen)||9" HD|
|Android Operation System (Mobile Connect: Phone Mirroring)||Yes|
|Android Operation System (Connectivity: Mobile Hotspot)||Yes|
|Open Apps (Waze)||Yes|
|Open Apps (Spotify)||Yes|
|Open Apps (Google Play Store)||Yes|
|Power Outlet Front||Yes|
|Number of Speakers||4|
|Center Cup Holder||Yes|
|Rear Window Defogger||Yes|
|Remote Key||1 foldable 1 rigid non remote|
|Steering Wheel Radio Control and Bluetooth Hands free||Yes|
|Driver Information Center (Trip Meter)||Yes|
|Driver Information Center (Fuel Consumption)||Yes|
|Driver Information Center (Outside Temp)||Yes|
At the end of the day, it can be said with certainty that dependability, practicality and affordability are all the Sail from Chevy has to offer, not to mention its great safety package that includes airbags, ABS with EBD and more.
10 things to love about the Chevrolet Sail
Hope that our Chevrolet Sail Philippines Review is somewhat helpful for your car search. To sum up, Philkotse.com has compiled 10 things to love about the Chevrolet Sail as follows.
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