General Motors India launched
the sedan version of its compact car Sail with introductory prices ranging between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.51 lakh (ex-Showroom Delhi).
The car looks identical to the Sail U-VA launched a few months back, with the addition of a boot.
The sedan shares its powertrain with the hatchback as well which means 88PS petrol and 78PS diesel engines mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
It is available in both petrol and diesel options. While the petrol version is powered by a 1.2 litre engine, the diesel option has a 1.3 litre engine.
The petrol variant is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and 6.41 lakh. The diesel option comes at a price range of Rs 6.29 lakh and Rs 7.51 lakh.
On the safety front, engine immobilizer is standard across variants and ABS, EBD on the higher trims.
The interiors too are shared with the hatch with AC, power steering and front power windows standard on all the variants.
Higher trims of the Sail get a Bluetooth as also USB enabled music system.
"It is an important addition to GM's sedan line up in India. It competes in one of the fastest-growing segments," GM India President and Managing Director Lowell Paddock said.
On when the company is looking to launch compact SUV in the Indian market, he said: "That is a segment with lot of potential and we continue to explore opportunities."
The Sail is built on a new global passenger car platform from GM's Chinese partner SAIC, created specially for the fast-growing emerging markets.
GM currently has no plans of plonking in an auto transmission.
The company will be refreshing its Beat hatchback and Cruze sedan.
The Sail sedan will compete with the likes of Swift DZire from Maruti Suzuki and Indigo from Tata Motors.