Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The compact Daewoo Lacetti came with the right options at the right time on the market in 2002.
Cheap to buy and to run, it is offered with two engine choices: a 1.4-liter and a 1.6 liter with 93 and 109 hp, respectively. The performance is not great, but also not so terrible. For the latter powerplant, Daewoo offered a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the standard offer was a five-speed manual gearbox. The design was signed by Pininfarina for the sedan and Giorgetto Giugiaro for the hatchback.
Room inside is enough for five adults, but it’s not exactly comfortable. For in-car entertainment, Daewoo offers a classical radio-cassette player but has also added a 5-CD changer for the upper trim levels. Air conditioning is offered as standard feature for the vehicle. For some countries, the base model has manual rear windows, but upper trim levels come with power windows and locks and alloy-wheels.
On some markets, the Daewoo Lacetti is available as Chevrolet, Buick or even Holden, since all these brands are under the General Motor umbrella.
From the safety point of view, Daewoo used high-strength steel, dual front airbags and an additional two side airbags for the 1.6-liter engine.
In U.S., Suzuki sold the Daewoo Lacetti rebadged as the Suzuki Forenza and Reno.