Shanghai GM recently sold its one-millionth Chevrolet Sail since the introduction of the current generation of the popular small car in 2010. The Sail offers a choice of 1.2-liter or 1.4-liter gasoline engines.
It is targeted at young families who are first-time car buyers. Sixteen variants of the Sail sedan and hatchback are available, with an official starting price of RMB 56,800 (US$9,150).
The Sail was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), becoming the first passenger car created in China by a Sino-foreign joint venture. Its development yielded 34 core technology patents.
Prior to being launched, it was put through about 100,000 kilometers of intensive road testing and more than 34 crash tests. In addition to being sold in China, the Sail is exported to several emerging markets.