Chevrolet Sail Sedan Scores No Stars In Latin NCAP Crash Test

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The Chevrolet Sail sedan was recently subjected to a crash test by the Latin NCAP. No airbags were present in the sedan from General Motors. The Sail secured a disappointing zero-star for adult occupants in the front seat. Child occupant in the rear was awarded two-stars by Latin NCAP.

Chevrolet currently offers the Sail sedan and hatchback model in the Indian market. Both models are offered with an optional petrol and diesel engine. The vehicle is offered only with a manual transmission, not even an AMT is available to customers.

The American-based automobile manufacturer does offer several safety features on its Sail sedan. Unfortunately, features like dual airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), and several other safety features is provided only in top most variant.

General Motors has been asked by Global NCAP to look into the matter. The safety issue needs to be addressed soon. Chevrolet would not have been able to sell the Sail sedan on European or American soil. Safety regulations are a bit more relaxed in the Latin American market.

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Story first published: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11:29 [IST]
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