The New Daewoo Lacetti - Exterior Design | Part Two

Personality - by design

The Lacetti’s modern style was created by Italdesign, the famous Turin studio founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro. This talented team was also responsible for the styling of the Daewoo Matiz and Kalos. Almond-shaped, clear-acrylic headlamps and a new, contemporary radiator grille design with the brand emblem integrated into a horizontal chrome feature line, dominate the front view of the compact Lacetti (length/width/height: 4,295/1,725/1,445 millimetres).

The long wheelbase (2,600 mm) with short overhangs, the powerful wheel arches and the belt-line rising toward the rear combine to create a dynamic side view. The Lacetti’s muscular shoulder line extends into a rear design with eye-catching, wrap-around light units and a strong character line below the rear window.

Lacetti - class leader in rear legroom

GM Daewoo’s philosophy of providing 'plenty of car for the money' has been underscored in the new Lacetti not only by the generous number of standard features, but also by the amount of space available in this modern front-wheel drive car. At 4,295 mm, it is longer than the average car in this class and rear-seat passengers will enjoy more legroom than in any compact-class contender.

The Lacetti Model Range - simple but with extensive standard features

The standard equipment of the Lacetti leaves little to be desired, even in the entry-level 1.4SE version. It includes power steering, ABS, dual front airbags, power windows at the front, central door locking with keyless entry, electric front windows, a remote release for the boot, height-adjustable driver's seat and adjustable steering wheel rake.

Just how much value the GM Daewoo engineers attached to passenger comfort is evidenced not only by the steps they took to maximise sound insulation, but also by their attention to detail. The divided rear bench can be folded down 40:60, and there are many trays and holders like a cup-holder in the front centre console, a pocket on the side of the front passenger's seat, compartments in all four doors and a ticket clip in the driver's sun visor.

continues... | Part Three
Published 9 February 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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