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Friday, November 02, 2012

By Pawan Rana

Chevrolet Sail UVA vs Maruti Swift

The launch of Chevrolet Sail UVA  is here at a starting price of Rs 4.44 lakh. Presented in four petrol and three diesel variants, the Sail UVA is seen as the prime rival of the best selling hatchback in its segment Maruti Swift. But at this price, will the Sail UVA be able to give some resistance to Swift? Is putting the starting price exactly the same as that of Swift (at the time of launch) will make it stand in competition with it? Are the brand value, legacy and a trust for Maruti will cease to matter just by seeing that the price of the Swift and the Sail UVA are the similar? Let’s find answer to such questions.



Price compare Sail VS Swift

Chevrolet Sail UVA variants Price, ex-showrrom Delhi Maruti Swift Variants Price, ex-showrrom Delhi
Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol STD Rs 4.44 lakh Maruti Swift Petrol LXI Rs 4.93 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol LS Rs 4.83 lakh Maruti Swift Petrol VXI Rs 5.72 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol LS ABS Rs 5.18 lakh Maruti Swift Petrol ZXI Rs 5.57 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol LT ABS Rs 5.58 lakh Maruti Swift Diesel LDI Rs 5.57 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel LS Rs 5.87 lakh Maruti Swift Diesel VDI Rs 5.99 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel LS ABS Rs 6.19 lakh Maruti Swift Diesel ZDI Rs 6.82 lakh
Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel LT ABS Rs 6.62 lakh  


The first thing that a car sees is the brand. Chevrolet is a brand that has maintained its visibility by offering such cars which are known for their mileage and performance. Chevrolet Tavera and Chevrolet Beat Diesel are the best examples in different segments. On the other hand, Maruti cars are known for their dependability, performance and high value for money. Equally important to mention is the resale value. Still no other car can match the resale value of Swift.

Chevrolet Sail UVA and Maruti Swift base and top end model comparison


Chevrolet Sail UVA STD Maruti Swift LXI Chevrolet Sail UVA LT ABS Maruti Swift ZDI
1. Dual Tone Interiors Single Shade Fabric Interiors 1.Leather clad Steering  & Gear Knob No Leather Inserts
2. Front Power Windows No Power Windows 2. Washer & Wiper at Front, rear Defogger  2-speed Wiper At Front
3. Power Adjustable Outside Mirrors  Manually Adjustable ORVMS 3.CD/MP3/FM with Aux, USB and Bluetooth  Music Player Present, But no Bluetooth 
4. 60:40 Spilt & folding Rear Seat Rear Seat Back Folding 4. Speed sensing door locks  No Speed Sensing Doors
5. Front Height Adjustable Headrest No Adjustable Options at Front 5. Climate control absent Climate control with AC


Another factor that drives the psyche of the car buyers is the presence of this hatch in the country and how it has been taken. Swift has been for 7 years now and it has been tried tested, proved and again proved to be a car that anybody can buy blindfoldedly. However, the Sail is a new car and it is not from Chevrolet but from its Chinese partner. In spite of all these negatives there are big plus in favour of the Sail as well.

Looking at overall exteriors of both the cars, Maruti Swift easily emerges winner as it has got the sportiness of a compact hatch, while Sail looks a bit of old school sorts. But thanks to the signature-grille and Cruze-like vertical headlamps it bestows a bold appearance. Conversely, looking closely at the width, one can be relieved with the fact that Sail is bound to be spacious from inside, albeit Swift looks dubious on this juncture.

Chevrolet Sail UVA Pictures

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Now this is called interior S-P-A-C-E. There is very adequate scope for 5, better leg-room, head-room and knee-room too. Moreover, at rear seat cushioning you get sofa-like feeling, which is rarity in modern-day hatchbacks, also wide rear-glass-windows make you sense openness and not claustrophobic like Swift. Lots of storage and more storage in the form of rear 60:40 split and flat-folding seats alongside large boot compared to Swift makes UVA voluminous.         

There is dual tone dash to counter the all-black dashboard of Swift. The steering is very stylish with use of chrome in Swift against plain looking UVA’s. There is no auto climate control, steering mounted audio controls and seat height adjust for driver. The music system is superior compared to that in Sail UVA, whereas absence of Bluetooth connectivity is felt in Swift. The feature of USB and AUX-in connectivity is at hand in the two.


Maruti Swift Pictures

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On the performance output and ride-handling in city conditions, Sail UVA Diesel is ahead of Swift offering better grip. On the braking and high speed stability aspect both are accurate, while Sail grunts slightly louder with when revved up higher. Furthermore, the safety element is handled with decent care in the two with ABS, EBD and others.


Maruti Swift Pictures

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The first foremost thing that will work in support of Sail UVA will be high-waiting period for Maruti Swift. Another is the practicality/versatility aspect, also some upper hand on features and better ride quality will make it an instant hit in the segment beating out Swift tolerably.

Comments (18)



Friday, November 02, 2012

Maruti Swift having good looks compare then Chevrolet Sail UVA



Saturday, November 03, 2012

Price and features of the Chevrolet Sail UVA are competitive and luring but despite of this my vote goes to Maruti Swift bcoz it is reliable and value for money. <br />



Saturday, November 03, 2012

maruti swift is a tested ok car as the sail is just a new one in india althogh the features are same but price difference is markable


Ashish Bhardwaj

Saturday, November 03, 2012

is the car


Ashish Bhardwaj

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sailuva vs maruti swift reailiy fight



Sunday, November 04, 2012

Please do not buy any model from .gm motor as am a great sufferer having aveo .



Monday, November 05, 2012

Both are offered attractive looks and luxury feels.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sail UVA would be the choice of costomer if some feachers added in LS model



Monday, November 19, 2012

Not only price and features but also specifications of Chevrolet Sail UVA are competitive to the Swift. A true comparison but yet the Swift is trusted brand more value for money than Sail UVA.



Monday, November 19, 2012

Chevrolet Sail UVA comes with advanced features. But I like Maruti Swift..



Monday, November 19, 2012

I really like Maruti Swift and it is the best selling car,but Maruti Swift is costly as compared to Chevrolet Sail UV-A...



Monday, November 19, 2012

Chevrolet Sail is good choice compare than Maruti Swift, Sail is long hatchback.



Friday, April 19, 2013

Recently purchased SAIL UVA. Very nice and luxurious car compare to Swift. More space more features



Sunday, April 21, 2013

i would like take sail uva in three days..b'cause its spacious and nice look.


Deepak Singh

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

recently purchased SAIL UVA LS with all accessories . It is Long , more features in very good prices then swift.



Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sail Diesel is true fighter with plenty of cabin space with excellent tuned Fiat engine. People were adding false statement just compare by your own before making any decision. Few things need to highlight. <br /> <br />Price Diesel starts with 5.29 lacs in which u will get Tilt steering, Power window front, electronically adj both mirrors ( I got Gear & central locking Also ). mileage in city 17 – 18 and @ highway u can easily get 22. <br /> <br />Maximum of Indian chose Swift LDI or might extend to VDI where even they don’t get steering mount controls or electronically adjustable side mirrors so why every one compare in review. Sail gives unmatchable engine waranty of 1.5 Lacs kms did others do the same. <br /> <br />Best gear in its class and almost 50 K cheaper than Swift don’t compare it with Figo its worst in performance and mileage will never get mileage more than 18 even in highway and city avg. is 13 -14 km/ltr.


Rohan Kagra

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I purchased sail uva and ford ecosport in june 14 and am vey happy with sail uva than ecosport . Swift looks good but sail uva is more powerful by 4 bhp and has very high pickup than swift but have same engine <br /> Its very cheap in price but I had challenge with swift towards sonipat to karnal uva is better on pickup as well as speed than swift <br />Happy with sail uva it s a cheap car <br />I was telling for diesel <br />Buy uva only .... swift is nothing but only look and high price



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

May be fuel economy in SWIFT, but comport level in SAIL UVA is not comparable. <br /> <br />If we are looking per LTR/per KM go for SWIFT <br />If we are looking comport journey/safe journey, go for SAIL UVA. <br /> <br />

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