February 27, 2024

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Chevrolet Sail vs Kia Soloto vs Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan vs Suzuki Dzire

Chevrolet Sail vs Kia Soloto vs Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan vs Suzuki Dzire

A few weeks ago, the third generation of the popular Chevrolet Sail was launched, which for a decade has been the best-seller in its class, with 113,000 units sold so far. It arrives with an updated design proposal, a Euro 6C adapted engine and larger equipment, highlighting the six standard airbags for safety.

We therefore wanted to compare it with its main competitors, all of which are among the best-selling cars in the passenger car segment. We are referring to the Kia Soluto (second on the list), Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan (sixth) and Suzuki Dzire (sixteenth).

This is what appeared when comparing its technical specifications and prices…

In the segment in which these models compete, this is the equivalent of entering the automotive world. A car designed to be the first car in the family, where price, space and efficiency are the basic elements to become the preferred choice for this type of consumer.

Especially thinking about habitability, the sail has the advantage of being the longest of all. The closest car is the Soluto, which also has the same boot capacity of 475 litres. Quite a few liters more than that declared by the Grand i10 Sedan not to mention the Dzire model which remains less than 400 litres.

Chevrolet Sail Kia Soluto Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan Suzuki Dzire
Length(mm) 4,490 4300 3,995 3,995
Width (mm) 1,695 1700 1,680 1,735
Height(mm) 1,490 1,460 1,520 1,515
Wheelbase(mm) 2,550 2,570 2450 2450
trunk(l) 475 475 402 378

In terms of powertrain, this quartet of entry-level sedans offers different options, but with similar features. The 1.2-litre variants of the Grand i10 Sedan and Dzire are the smaller ones and therefore should be up to par with consumption performance figures. In this regard, the Japanese sedan declares 19.5 km/L in the mixed cycle.

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Now, if you’re looking for more comfort while driving, the Sail and Dzire are the only ones that offer versions with automatic transmission.

Chevrolet Sail Kia Soluto Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan Suzuki Dzire
Engine (L) 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.2
Power (hp) 98 94 82 82
Torque (Nm) 142 132 114 113
moving in 6MT/CVT 5MT 5MT 5MT/5AMT
Mixed consumption (km/l) fifteen nothing nothing 19.5

In terms of equipment, we compared the initial versions of each model in terms of some of the safety and comfort items that today we consider should be equipped as standard. Of course, we left on the table items like air conditioning, electric windows and central locking, which are essential.

Thus, we find the biggest surprise that Al Shiraa has six airbags as standard, compared to the rest of the cars that only have the mandatory front airbags. On the other hand, it notes that its competitors have touchscreens for the infotainment system, which in the case of the Soluto and Grand i10 sedan includes a rear camera.

Chevrolet Sail Kia Soluto Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan Suzuki Dzire
Airbags 6 2 2 2
Sensors no no Breeches Breeches
Backup camera no Yes Yes no
radio Yes 7 inch touch screen 8 inch touch screen Touch
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto no Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tires 15″ steel 14 inch, alloy 14 inch, steel 14 inch, steel
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes no

According to the available offer, it is the Suzuki Dzire that offers the most variant options today. Likewise, the Japanese model is the one with the lowest “from” list price (no bonuses or financing).