Daewoo Lacetti 5-Door Hatchback

The New Daewoo Lacetti


GM Daewoo reveals yet another attractive new model in its widening product portfolio at the 60th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt (September 13-21).

  • Giugiaro designed five-door model to compete in compact segment
  • Excellent packaging for class leading interior space
  • Three four-cylinder engines ranging from 92 to 122 Ps

The new front-wheel drive, five-door Daewoo Lacetti will compete in the popular compact segment and will reach the UK at the end of the first quarter of 2004. There will be a choice of 1.4, 1.6 or 1.8 litre engines with manual transmission and an automatic transmission option will be available on the 1.6 and 1.8 versions. With its modern Italian design, wide range of standard features, excellent value for money and Daewoo Peace of Mind package, the Lacetti is a car that will appeal to price-conscious customers. Lacetti is the second product derived from the all-new J200 platform, the recently launched Nubira being the first. Later in 2004, it will be followed by an estate car.

Dynamic design, compact exterior dimensions, generous space inside

The modern contours of the Lacetti were designed by Italdesign, the company founded by the famous Giorgetto Giugiaro. This talented team was also responsible for the styling of Daewoo's Matiz city car and the Kalos supermini.

Almond-shaped, clear-glass headlamps and a completely new grille design featuring the brand emblem integrated in its central chrome strip, dominate the front view of the compact Lacetti (length/width/height: 4.3/1.7/1.4 metres). The long wheelbase (2.6 metres) with short front and rear overhangs, the strong wheel arches and wedge shaped waist-line accentuate the design from the side view. The rear view is also striking, the attractive rear lights with their horizontal format providing a focal point, while the ‘broad shouldered’ design of the body is continued below the rear window.

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Published 9 August 2003 Melanie Carter

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