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Chevrolet Sail: an appraisal by Autoportal.com

 

Chevrolet introduced its re-designed Chevrolet Sail, both the sedan and hatchback versions, into the markets and has been welcomed with open arms.

Exteriors
The sedan looks amazingly majestic, when viewed from all the sides. The radiator grille is of dual port design, in the front. It is combined with black mesh with chrome finish, giving it an elegant look. The company’s logo in gold, is mounted on this grille, almost dazzling the first time viewers. The headlight huddle, which is fitted on either side of the grille, comprises of high intensity lamps and turn indicators, which are stylish, in their hawk wing design. The bumper, being body colored, complements the other features. The air dam is huge, aiding quick cooling of the engine. When viewed from the side, the Sail is very fashionable, with full covers offered to the steel wheels of base trims and alloy wheels for the top end versions. The outside door handles and rear view mirrors are body colored, looking trendy. The rear end of the sedan is also equally classy looking, with a designer taillight group on both sides of the bumper. This sedan is very roomy and can easily accommodate 5 adults, with its length of 4249 mm, width of 1690 mm and a height of 1503mm.
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Interiors
The interiors of the sedan are as elegant as its exteriors, with black colored power steering, which has the company logo embellished on it. The dashboard is made of an excellent quality, scratch proof plastic, which is incorporated with an audio system and instrument panel. The instrument panel comprises of many notifications, helping the driver, like low fuel warning lamp, a trip meter and average fuel consumption reading, with the top end trims even offering door ajar warning and driver seat belt warning, for increased safety. The boot capacity is 370 liters.

 

Beneath the Bonnet
There is a 1.2 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1199 cc in the petrol variant, which has four cylinders and sixteen valves, with the ability to produce maximum power of around 82.4 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 108.5 Nm at 5000 rpm. This engine is endowed with multi point injection fuel supply system. The diesel variant is fitted with a 1.3 liter engine, with a displacement capacity of 1248 cc and has a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. The petrol version delivers a mileage of 15.9 km/l in cities and 18.2 km/l on highways. The diesel version gives a mileage of 18.9 km/l in city and 22.1 km/l on highways.

 

Pricing,etc
The petrol and diesel versions are available in 4 variants each. The prices range from Rs 6.7 lakhs to 8.5 lakhs and they are available in 4 colors.

 

 

Reasons Why You’ll Love Owning a Jeep Grand Cherokee

 

Are you shopping for a new car? Do you want to make a change from your sedan to an SUV? If so, you should seriously consider getting a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep is the leading name in SUVs, and the Grand Cherokee is the ultimate in the SUV experience. Here’s a look at why you should lease a Jeep through a dealership finance department.

They are  comfortable. When it comes to comfort, the Jeep Grand Cherokee excels. They are higher up, which makes them more comfortable to drive. They have large interiors and spacious seating areas with plenty of leg room and their seats are often plus and comfortable to sit on.

They handle the road with ease. Driving in bad weather or driving over a rocky surface won’t be a problem when you are the owner of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. These vehicles can handle any type of weather and any road condition. You will have better control on any surface you drive on, which will make you feel a lot safer and a lot more comfortable when you are driving. Plus, when you own a Jeep Grand Cherokee, you can easily access areas that other cars can’t; like the beach or a mountain path.

They are very safe. The size of the Jeep Grand Cherokee alone makes it a safe vehicle to drive. If ever involved in an accident with a sedan or a compact car, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will come out less damaged, simply based on its size compared to these other vehicles.

 

Buying a Toyota Vehicle

 

If you are in the market for a vehicle, Toyota has a number of options available. The car company has made a name for itself based on the quality of its automobiles and is sure to leave you satisfied with your purchase. In the end, the type of Toyota that you end up with depends on your own personal preferences.

Buy Used

Some of the best deals for Toyotas are found when you purchase them used. This is because Toyota vehicles tend to last for a long time. There are countless Toyota cars on the road today that have eclipsed the 200,000 mile mark, which is something that most other car companies cannot boast. As a result, it is possible to find great value when buying a used Toyota, even when the car already has high mileage.

New Car Purchase

Of course, you can always choose to purchase a brand new Toyota. When you go this route, you can expect to have a reliable vehicle that will last as long as you want it to. Very few people are disappointed with their new Toyota cars and trucks because these automobiles perform at a very high level and look great while doing it.

 

Renault Fluence launched in USA

 

The Fluence will be the first model from the French car market for  USA and is expected to be priced between USD 20000 – 30000. est mules of the Fluence have been caught several times in and around New York where the company’s factory is located. The striking design of the Fluence makes it a radically different sedan as against other cars in the C segment available in the country.

The Fluence measures 4,618 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width, 1,488 mm in height and has 2,703 mm wheelbase. The Fluence has contemporary, yet simple interiors. We expect the top-end variant of the Fluence to feature air-conditioning for both front and rear passengers, rain sensor wipers, on-board computer, keyless start-stop, anti-whiplash headrests and airbags.

The car will come in both Petrol and Diesel variants, powered by a 2.0 litre and a 1.5 litre engine respectively. The 2.0 litre petrol engine generates 135 bhp of maximum power and 190 Nm of maximum torque while the 1.5 litre dCI diesel engine generates 106 bhp of maximum power and 240 Nm of maximum torque.

The petrol motor will likely be mated to a 6-speed automatic gear box while the diesel will come with a 6-speed manual gear box. This diesel motor is essentially the same engine that powers the Nissan Micra diesel and the Mahindra Verito diesel. However, the Fluence’s version of the 1.5 litre dCI has Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and thus gets 42 bhp more power.

Based on various test drive reports, it has been found that the Fluence has precise steering feedback, suspension tuned for better ride quality, has less body roll and is highly stable on highway speeds.

In USA, the Renault Fluence will compete with the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Skoda Laura and Volkswagen Jetta. The Fluence will also be slightly bigger than its rivals, which might make it more appealing to ‘prestige conscious’ buyers, who prefer larger sedans.

But, since the dealerships, after sales service quality are yet to be known, the French car maker has to put in efforts for brand building. Also read: Renault upcoming launches for USA

Renault has plans to launch 5 models in India within the next 18 months. The models consist of the Fluence, Duster, Koleos, a small car (Clio) and a sedan. Initially, the company plans to open 14 sales outlets in 12 important cities of the country. By December 2011, Renault USA plans to cover 30 cities by opening 40 outlets in total.