Chevrolet has added a five-door hatchback to its New Sail lineup which is only available in China. The new sub-compact hatch is debuting at the Beijing Motor Show. The New Sail is already available as a four-door sedan, but the hatch is expected to draw in more young and female customers.
Like the sedan, the New Sail hatchback is powered by either a 1.2- or 1.4-liter engine. Both body styles are also available with a new Marelli-developed electronic manual transmission (EMT). The EMT is the same type of automatically actuated manual that is so reviled in cars like the Smart ForTwo. In reverse, the new transmission offers a creep function that allows the car to slowly backed up simply by managing the brake pedal.