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After price cuts Chevrolet adds a base diesel variant to the Sail U-VA lineup

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After cutting prices recently, Chevrolet has added a base variant to its 1.3L TCDi powered Sail U-VA Diesel. The base diesel is priced at Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi); that's a Rs. 1.1 lakh over the base petrol variant.

I think this is a good move considering the U-VA hasnt really taken off. A base diesel might find its way with the yellow plate guys. This should do well as a fleet car or tourist vehicle.

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Rs.5.29 lacs is still an exciting price for this un-exciting car in India.

Had it would've better looking tail, it'd gave tough competition to Figo but now more or less it looks like a sibling of Maruti Ritz, which might got separated at birth.

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A fact remains to be understood by car-makers, having a diesel in portfolio is not enough any-more. You have to have an "exciting" diesel car.

Hope the gap between petrol-diesel prices bridges soon, then & only then exciting diesel cars will be churned out at prices equal to petrol counter-parts.

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This reminds me of FIat UNO Diesel "Trend" version when launched against Tata Indica which was the only diesel hatch available and Tata was ruling the diesel hatchback market.

As stated by F30 only attractive price tag will save this car. Pricing below 5L is just right.

Chevrolet should dump UV-A brand altogether because since beginning when launched it is an under performer and an unnoticed vehicle which could catch attention of only very few people.

May be failure of UV-A is due to wrong marketing methods or wrong pricing or wrong positioning or there is some inherited defect in the car which is not attracting the buyers.

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Try 1L diesel from Beat on this and strip it further and price at 4.25 or so, you may bag more yellow boards.

Not even Chevy Beat D base is available at this price...forget about UVA. After all, they have to manage the initial high production cost.

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