In the 80s, Suzuki sold the 1982 Alto Koreans to the Koreans – as a result, Daewoo Tico began production in 1988. The design of Daewoo Tico seemed to the Koreans quite successful. Therefore, when creating a new compact car, it was decided to save money and build a Matiz based on Tico. It is noteworthy that the design of Daewoo Matiz was invented by Italians from ItalDesign studio, who first created this appearance for the new little Fiat, but then decided to give it to Daewoo.
The compact five-door Matiz is promoted exclusively in Western Europe, where there is a high demand for city cars. This maneuverable and easy-to-drive model feels great in the dense stream of large cities. 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
The front-wheel drive sedan Chery B11 Oriental Son is manufactured in China by Chery Automobile Co., Ltd since 2003. In 2006, the model was named Eastar, and in 2007 its sales in Russia began under the name Chery Mikado; in Egypt is sold under the name Speranza A620. The car was designed on the basis of the 2001 Daewoo Magnus, has dimensions of 4785/1815/1445 with a base of 2711 mm and is positioned in the E2 segment (business class).
Cherie Mikado has a representative appearance, while the body lines, the characteristic trunk cut, headlights and taillights resemble Magnus, and the original grille. Solid dimensions give considerable overall dimensions, especially in width, and an impressive track of 1550/1530 mm. Continue reading