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 beginning of the journey of the Eado sedan can be considered April 2010, when, at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Changan introduced the concept of a European-class car C – Changan С201. In preparation for serial production, the conceptual C201 received the name Eado. At home in the Middle Kingdom, a car has been sold since March 2012, the sedan drove to Russia in 2013.
External overall dimensions of the body are 4620 mm in length, 1820 mm in width, 1490 mm in height. The size of the wheelbase is 2660 mm. The track of the front wheels is 1550 mm, the track of the rear wheels is 1569 mm with standard tires 205/55 R16 mounted on steel or light alloy wheels of radius 16. Ground clearance – 160 mm. The curb weight of the vehicle, depending on the level of equipment, varies from 1275 to Continue reading