The Tacuma's cabin is spacious with good head and leg room in the front and rear.
Comfort and Refinement
The Tacuma's cabin is spacious with good head and leg room in the front and rear. Each of the 5 seats has an adjustable head restraint and the 3 individual rear seats comfortably accommodate 3 adults. The front seats are height adjustable and have armrests, whilst the drivers seat has a knee bolster for added comfort. The steering wheel is tiltable to enable the driver to find the perfect driving position and also incorporates the audio system controls to keep your hands safely on the wheel.
The level of refinement is high and includes: power steering, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric windows front & rear, electrically adjustable & heated door mirrors, heated rear screen, green tinted windows and sun visors (passenger with vanity mirror).
Our test car also featured a high-mounted PlayStation PSone screen fitted above and behind the front seats. This is an expensive option at £2150 but imagine never hearing 'are we there yet' and i'm bored' Again!
How It Looks -
We liked the exterior styling which is the result of a collaboration between Daewoo and Italian design houses Giugiaro and Pininfarina. The Tacuma's striking exterior combines sweeping curves with eye-catching rear light clusters and an unmistakable Daewoo front grille. We feel that the grille gave the Tacuma a slightly gawky look and since we drove our test car Daewoo have now introduced a new look 2004 Tacuma.
This new look comprises of a new grille-style for the front of the car providing a fresh face and includes revisions to the associated body moulding's, providing a ‘family likeness’ to Daewoo’s Kalos supermini.
Body coloured bumpers and body coloured side protection strips are standard on the CDX as are integral roof bars. Whilst the standard 15" alloys wheels enhance the Tacuma's overall appearance.
How It Looks - Interior
The Tacuma's cabin is modern and well designed whilst the switchgear is tactile and easy to use. The plastics used are of a good quality and the fascia has metallic grained effect inserts which broke up the two tone grey and cream interior colour scheme perfectly.The load space had hard load cover for added security which could be removed for extra space and the glove box and door pockets also provide useful areas for storage.
The Tacuma's light grey upholstery had patterned inserts and should prove durable in the long term which is a necessity for a car of this class.
Chevrolet Tacuma Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||GM Daewoo Tacuma CDX 2.0 Automatic|
|Body Type||Mini MPV|
|Colour||Pearl Black (Mica)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12 Seconds|
|Top Speed||105 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||34.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years/60,000 miles free servicing|
3 years/60,000 miles comprehensive warranty
3 years Total AA Roadside Cover
6 years anti-perforation corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 19/01/04)||£13,870 OTR|
Car as tested £16,635
Includes the following options:
DVD/PlayStation PSone £2,150
RDS radio/single slot CD £175
Reversing aid sensors £350
Ultrasonic interior upgrade £90