Talk:Daewoo Lacetti

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Engine power output[edit]

I noticed that power output for the 2.0 litre engine option varies by market. For Canada, 119hp, for Europe, 132hp, for the United States, 126hp. Can anyone address why this is? What are the differences in the engines, if any? I do notice that the quoted rpm for the quoted horse power differ by market as well. Would this be why quoted horsepower is different? The lowest horsepower goes with the lowest rpm(5400) and the highest horsepower goes with the highest rpm(5800).--Mortonar (talk) 18:05, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Fuel is sold at different octane levels across the world, and European fuel is of a higher octane rating than American, also things like altitude and climate have an effect. They are most likely the same engine but with these effects and different tuning. Also you appear to have put this in the wrong place, newer sections should be below older ones.(82.3.43.10 (talk) 19:19, 19 May 2009 (UTC))

Actually, octane ratings are made using different measuring methods in Europe and North America, the octane ratings are actually the same(or close to it) on both continents. Also, altitude and climate vary greatly in every area that the hp ratings are given, including some areas with a similar climate, but different hp ratings. Tuning may be part of the answer though. I'm wondering if the standards for measuring horse power and torque are another part of the answer. I know that both hp and torque are going to be different depending on the revs at the point of measurement. If say, every country/continent measured hp and torque at the same revs would they all come up with a more similar number? I'd love to hear a more concrete explanation if anyone has one. Thanks for your input.--Mortonar (talk) 22:48, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Australia[edit]

The Daewoo Lacetti was not considered a flop. It only sold for a few months.

The Korean Barina is NOT a sales failure -- see http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=19729

203.39.81.92 (talk) 08:45, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

USA Market[edit]

The Daewoo Lacetti is sold in the US under the Suzuki Forenza/Reno badge. The Chevrolet Cobalt is a completely different car. You are completely wrong in you statement below. You have embarassed yourself, do a little more research next time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.149.4.148 (talk) 00:32, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

The stuff about the US spec car isn't correct. The comparable car in the US is the Chevrolet Cobalt, it comes with three engine options (2.0L, 2.2L, and 2.4L). Since the 2.0L is supercharged it has 205hp, the 2.2L is 148hp, and the 2.4L is 175hp. 71.242.172.30 13:35, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Giorgetto Giugiaro[edit]

He did style the Lacetti, indeed. I remember reading the interview with Giugiaro on the Daewoo Europe Media, http://media.gm.com/division/daewoo/, when it was not redirecting to Chevrolet Europe Media. The confusion arose when the Nubira, sedan version of J200 that was styled by Pininfarina and sold since 2002, adopted the Lacetti name for some markets following the 2004 rebranding as Chevrolet.

All Daewoo Europe PRs are still buried there in the internals of their mega-site, just like the one on a collaboration with VM Motori. I just can't find a proper way to get a full list of news releases because even the slightest mention of Daewoo is deleted from the interface. --DmitryKo 15:13, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

PS. Wow - I've got the list! http://media.gm.com/division/daewoo/news/ Only year 2004 so far, but the interview in question is right at the bottom.

Daewoo Lacetti[edit]

Please see the discussion at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Automobiles for the reasons behind the redirecting to Daewoo Lacetti. Stombs 12:50, August 14, 2005 (UTC)

On the WikiProject Automobiles[1] page, there appears to be a consensus that the country of origin's convention be adopted. I vote to have this entry moved to Daewoo Lacetti, which is the vehicle's name in Korea, and the facts aligned to that of the Korean market. This convention is adopted for all other automotive entries to date at Wikipedia, apart from a few exceptions that editors have not got to yet. Stombs 12:27, August 17, 2005 (UTC)
If you think this page should be moved, first list it at WP:RM to start a proper voting procedure, then provide a correct voting and discussion template on this talk page, as suggested by Wikipedia:Requested moves#Instructions. --DmitryKo 14:40, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Note: This naming convention/move discussion has been centralized at the Automobile WikiProject. Dragons flight 02:30, August 23, 2005 (UTC)

Descision[edit]

Page moved as requested and double redirects fixed - take care! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 07:40, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

merging Daewoo Nubira into Daewoo Lacetti[edit]

Since the two versions of the car has the same name in South Korea (Daewoo Lacetti), Australia (Holden Viva) and parts of Europe (Chevrolet Lacetti), maybe we should all the info about the car/cars in the same article? --Boivie 11:39, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Okey, I moved the info about the J200 from the Nubira to the Lacetti article instead. Because the first versions of Nubira were never called Lacetti, if I understand it correctly. --Boivie 08:07, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Renaming of article to Chevrolet Optra[edit]

Currently the Daewoo Lacetty does not exist by that name, and is sold as the Chevrolet Optra only. I think it is time this article is renamed as Chevrolet Optra. Searching for Daewoo Lacetti got me links from 2004 only. Do give this a thought.--PremKudvaTalk 06:37, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Why Chevrolet Optra? It is still called Daewoo Lacetti in its home market. It is called Suzuki Forenza/Reno in the US, and Chevrolet Nubira/Lacetti in Europe. I think the home market name usually decide the article title. --Boivie 07:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Is it! Ok!--PremKudvaTalk 09:57, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Mexican market[edit]

To my knowledge, the Optra replaced the Chevrolet Astra sedan when GM Mexico decided to stop importing all the Astras from Brazil and started importing the new (Opel) Astra hatchback from Europe. Since there is no sedan version of the new Astra, apparently GM Mexico decided to import the Optra instead of other options like the Cobalt to offer a cheap car. As of 09/2007, the Optra is the cheapest car in its category among the cars offered in Mexico.

The auhor of the article can can check http://www.chevrolet.com.mx (in spanish) for more info on the Chevrolet Optra offered in Mexico that is neither the Canadian, nor the American version. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 148.206.67.143 (talk) 19:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

UzDeawooAuto[edit]

Isn't this model also produced in Uzbekistan? Does UzDaewoo have anything to do with GM Daewoo, if so why isn't it mentioned in any of the related articles? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.86.28.125 (talk) 01:52, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

  1. Yes, UzDaewooAuto has been producing the Lacetti from CKD kits since 2005.
  2. UzDaewooAuto used to be a joint venture with Daewoo Motors before it went bankrupt, but it didn't have anything to do with GM Daewoo, even though UzDaewooAuto has always been making the Matiz and the Nexia from GM Daewoo-supplied parts, mostly for export to Russia. As of recently, UzDaewooAuto has been reorganized into a joint venture with GM and will expand its range with Chevrolet Captica and Chevrolet Epica. --Dmitry (talkcontibs ) 18:56, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Top Gear[edit]

How about a mention of the "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" section, on "Top Gear" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_%28current_format%29 ? The Lacetti is the current lame car they use. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.153.133.65 (talk) 05:03, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


I'm surprised this isn't mentioned already. After all, the previous 'Reasonably priced car' (The Suzuki Liana) mentions it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.5.10.153 (talk) 11:57, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Motor Sport[edit]

I'm fairly sure the Lacetti has raced in the BTTC, does any one know anything about this and its possible use in other sports.(82.3.43.10 (talk) 19:21, 19 May 2009 (UTC))

It's been in the WTCC for a number of years too. --Zilog Jones (talk) 15:09, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Engine[edit]

This article suggests that the 1.8 litre english is an ecotec family 2 engine, but the article for the family 1 engine says it was used in the 2004-2008 Chevrolet Viva which as far as I can tell, is this car. Which is it ?Eregli bob (talk) 12:48, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Generations[edit]

If there was only 2 generations, how come the Viva's sold in Australia in 2005 and 2006 were quite different to the Lacettis sold before that ?Eregli bob (talk) 10:25, 24 May 2013 (UTC)