Dacia Nova

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Dacia Nova
Dacia Nova Bucarest (1).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Dacia
Production 1995–2000
Model years 1995–1996 (523)
1996–2000 (524)
Assembly Mioveni, Romania
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 5-door liftback
Layout FF layout
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,475 mm (97.4 in)
Length 4,030 mm (159 in)
Width 1,640 mm (65 in)
Height 1,430 mm (56 in)
Curb weight 940 kg (2,072 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor None
Successor Dacia SupeRNova

The Dacia Nova (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdat͡ʃia]) was a subcompact liftback automobile manufactured by Romanian auto marque Dacia.

History[edit]

Dacia Nova was the first Dacia model designed by the Romanian engineers, taking a very long time to complete. This is the reason for the car looking slightly outdated when it exited the factory's gates for the first time, in 1995.[1] The next year the more popular facelifted version was introduced.

Although an in-house design, started in 1983, the first generation Nova closely resembled the Renault 11 and the Peugeot 309, especially from a side and the rear. The only part of the car of Renault origin was its Cléon OHV engines. Whilst the styling is similar to the Peugeot 309, there is no common part between the two models.

The car was a small liftback, with front wheel drive, 5-doors and 5 seats. The newest engine appeared in 1998 and was called the GTi. It was the GT engine that was upgraded with a Bosch MonoMotronic injection, thus reducing the GT's high consumption which was originally equipped with a two barrel carburator.[2][3]

Engines[edit]

Name Capacity Type Power Torque Top speed City consumption Highway consumption
1.4 GLi 1,397 cc 8 valves OHV 46 kW (63 PS) at 5250 rpm 102 N·m (75 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm 150 km/h (93 mph) 10 L/100 km (28 mpg-imp; 24 mpg-US) 5.8 L/100 km (49 mpg-imp; 41 mpg-US)
1.6 GT 1,557 cc 8 valves OHV 54 kW (73 PS) at 5000 rpm 125 N·m (92 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 160 km/h (99 mph) 11 L/100 km (26 mpg-imp; 21 mpg-US) 6 L/100 km (47 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US)
1.6 GTi 1,557 cc 8 valves OHV 54 kW (73 PS) at 5000 rpm 125 N·m (92 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 160 km/h (99 mph) 10 L/100 km (28 mpg-imp; 24 mpg-US) 6 L/100 km (47 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dacia Nova". Romanian Cars. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dacia Nova 1.4 specifications". Carinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dacia Nova 1.6 specifications". Carinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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