Chevrolet Sail RV is a compact station wagon for China

Chevrolet Sail RV is a compact station wagon for China

This is the new Chevrolet Sail RV, a compact station wagon for China. The Sail RV is based on the China-made Chevrolet Sail sedan. The RV will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November and launch on the Chinese car market in December.




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The Chevrolet Sail sedan, manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. Price starts at 59.900 yuan and ends at 73.900 yuan. The Chevrolet Sail is available with 1.3 liter and 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engines with 99 and 109 horses respectively, both mated to a six-speed manual.

The Sail RV will get the same engines and gearbox. Price will start slightly higher than the sedan.

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It is the second time Chevrolet offers a Sail wagon in China. The first was the Sail S-RV, made from 2005 until 2009.

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The Chevrolet Sail SR-V was the successor of the Buick SR-V, made from 2001 until 2005. Both the Chevrolet Sail SR-V and the Buick Sail SR-V were based on the European Opel Corsa wagon.

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It is nice to see the wagon tradition continues. Whether it will sell is another question. There is a trend in China towards more ‘individual’ vehicle styles, but most buyers go for hippified crossovers or small SUV’s. The Sail RV is neither.

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