India is large potential market for car markers, hence GM’s interest in the low cost market. India, like China, has a large appetite for low cost cars but developing low cost cars is an expensive project,Â thankfully GM’s partnership with Shanghai Auto Industry Corp, GM was able to produce the Chevrolet Sail for a relatively low cost. The Sail has now become one of China’s most exported vehicles and has seen exports across the globe, South America has been a big receiver of Sails but India is in the company’s sights. Unlike China, India is a diesel market, so GM have fitted a new 1.3L diesel unit into the forthcoming Indian Sail – it’s highly unlikely such an option would ever come to the Chinese mainland.
CarDekho.com, an Indian automotive website, have already undertaken a road test of the upcoming diesel and seem to like it. They described the model as â€œ…. One of the most anticipated cars from General Motors in recent times. “ The reviews comments also seem quite supportive of the new diesel Sail, and don’t seem to have any issue about buying a Chinese car.