GM has endeared itself to the auto journalist fraternity by launching the Chevrolet Beat almost in the same form that it was, when it was a concept.  The funky Beat has many firsts to its credit, the most obvious being the motorcycle style dash board.  It has also been the symbol of a resurgent GM.  So when GM showed the concept of the next gen Aveo the world went gaga over it and with good reason.  The Aveo Concept had even more avant garde design features and when the car received the Sonic moniker in its production form, speculation was rife that the Sonic twins (hatchback and booted version) would come to India as well.  Now has poured icy waters over that with news that instead of the Sonic twins the Chinese developed Sail twins will replace the ageing Aveo duo of the sedan and the U-VA hatchback, both very competent but somehow not capturing the imagination of the Indian customer.  GM may have chosen the Sail twins because those cars are expected to be very inexpensive and competent though lacking the flair of the Sonic twins.  India is a very price sensitive market, but GM should perhaps also think about why their Aveo twins failed.  Conservative design and lack of excitement.  So while price is important, it is obvious that it is not everything.