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Work on new models – Lanos, Nubira and Leganza – began in late 1993 with the so-called “V100 project”. Cars were intended for world markets, and made them “the whole world.” The overall engineering development of Leganza was conducted by the English MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association).
In 1998, the gaining strength of the Korean concern Daewoo launched a massive attack on the world market. The flagship of the squadron, consisting of completely new models, was the Leganza sedan. Since before the company was engaged in the production of only licensed copies of other people’s cars, to Continue reading
Model Xsara Picasso debuted in 1999. It is a front-wheel drive minivan based on an elongated Citroen Xsara base with transverse engines.
Like all the creations of Citroen, this car carries the brand’s signature features. Original design: curved lines of a drop-shaped body, unusual “slanted” headlights, gracefully curved rear pillars, a large area of glazing. The look of Picasso is remembered and stands out against the general background of other classmates. It is noteworthy that the avant-garde design does not interfere with the convenience of passengers. Continue reading
The debut of the 5-door hatchback Lacetti took place in 2003 in South Korea, Europe saw the car much later. Production was established at the Gunsan plant on the west coast of South Korea. But many parts for Lacetti come from Europe. So, ABS is made by Bosch, airbags and catalysts – Siemens Automotive, automatic transmissions – ZF and Aisin Warner.
By the way, Lacetti is a name not entirely coined. It is derived from the Latin lacertus, which means “energetic, strong, youthful.”
Chevrolet Lacetti became the second model built on a completely new platform J200 (the first was a Nubira III sedan). This car is a characteristic representative of the golf class. Available in three body styles – sedan, Continue reading