- New Year, New Look For Daewoo Tacuma
- New Finance Options On Matiz And Kalos
- ‘Xtra’ Model Programme Continues Into 2004
- New Face For 2004 Tacuma
2004 introduces a new look for the Daewoo Tacuma, the company’s midi-MPV. A new grille-style for the front of the car provides a fresh face and includes revisions to the associated body mouldings, providing a ‘family likeness’ to Daewoo’s Kalos supermini. The interior sees the introduction of an attractive new Flag Grey seat trim on the Xtra, SX and CDX models and a new metallic - Light Opal Grey - joins the colour choice. Another new item for 2004 is a battery saver function which automatically switches off the headlamps when the key is removed from the ignition and the door is shut.
There are four versions of new Tacuma available, Xtra, 1.6 SE, 1.6 SX and 2.0 CDX, powered by 1.6 and 2.0-litre, 16 valve petrol engines. The Tacuma 2.0 CDX is also available with a four-speed, electronically-controlled automatic transmission as an option. With its new grille, Tacuma’s exterior style is bold yet contemporary. The interior is modern yet functional and its practicality is a boon for families with the availability of such features as folding and fully-removable rear seats, a 180 degree swivelling front passenger seat and plenty of cup holders and storage space - even in compartments under the rear floor and front seats. The fully independent suspension has MacPherson struts at the front with a torsion bar and compound link arrangement at the rear and Tacuma's excellent ride/handling compromise has been achieved with the help of experts from Porsche in Germany.
Tacuma prices start at £10,495 for the Xtra model through to £12,995 for the fully equipped CDX. Automatic transmission is available at £875 on the 2.0 CDX only. Tacuma, like the whole Daewoo range, offers the three-year/60,000 mile package of free servicing, warranty cover, AA Total roadside recovery plus a free advanced driving course with the Institute of Advanced Motorists – all as standard.