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 hatchback
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 car manufactured by Romanian auto marque Dacia.

History[edit]

Dacia Nova was the first car 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 This is the reason for the car looking slightly outdated when it exited the factory's gates for the first time, in 1995.[1] The next year the more popular facelifted version was introduced.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 is a general belief in Romania that it was engineered as a version of the Renault 11 or the Peugeot 309, truth is the Nova is a 100% Romanian design, started in 1983. The only part of the car of Renault origin are its Cléon OHV engines. Whilst the styling is not dissimilar to the Peugeot 309, there is no commonality between both models.

The car was a small hatchback, 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 Acceleration 0–100 km/h City consumption Highway consumption
1.4 GLi 1,397 cc 8 valves OHV 48 kW (65 PS) at 5500 rpm 102 N·m (75 lb·ft) at 3500 rpm 150 km/h (93 mph) 17 s 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 52 kW (71 PS) at 5500 rpm 125 N·m (92 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 160 km/h (99 mph) 15.9 s 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 52 kW (71 PS) at 5500 rpm 121 N·m (89 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 160 km/h (99 mph) 15.9 s 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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