Daewoo Matiz 1.0 SE | Auto Express

21 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Daewoo Matiz 1.0 SE | Auto Express

By introducing a four-cylinder Daewoo has broadened the Matiz#039;s The larger engine is more and responsive, but loses some of the powerplant#039;s free-revving and lively

The original Daewoo Matiz was a Rolling Stone – with the throttle to the floor could get no Matiz-action. While the runaround might have one of the cutest-looking and entertaining small to drive, its little 796cc engine needed to be pushed to get other than pedestrian But with no money to spend, was powerless to do anything about it.

A larger unit had always on the cards for the Matiz, but there the cash available to get things

Now, with General in control and Daewoo’s future secure, a more potent has finally arrived – but has the new model been worth the The 63bhp unit increases the output by 13bhp – a gain compared to the 796cc which remains on sale in the machine.

Opt for the larger engine and the extra sees 2.1 seconds shaved off the sprint time – cut 17.0 to 14.9 seconds. to the power in reserve and the extra the Daewoo is now a tad quicker flat-out, with a top speed of 94mph. change makes the Matiz more refined when at the legal limit.

That said, the four-cylinder takes away some of the character. The original three-cylinder had a great engine note, was and, despite not being fast, always felt and enthu-siastic when zipping city streets.

Daewoo Matiz

However, the is an altogether more … It lacks the old motor’s sense of and is less fun. By fitting the engine, Daewoo has instead on improving the Matiz’s out-of-town

And although the vehicle appears to be entertaining to drive in the urban the 1.0 is all the better for its extra civility.

But the Daewoo still has a bouncy and excessive body roll, so the chassis hard on twisty lanes isn’t an activity for the Otherwise, changes over the Matiz are minimal. The larger-engined comes with an improved system, upgraded interior and revised wheeltrims.

These tweaks arrive at the time as a raft of minor across the model’s range, sees SE+ editions being with electric windows, a spoiler and, rather only one electric door The interior still feels low in places, however, with a plastic instrument binnacle, switchgear and a rubbery gearshift. drivers will also the narrow cabin awkward, the seats lack support on journeys.

But as a budget choice, the Matiz 1.0 a great city car – and prices only £300 expensive than the equivalent models, it makes a great of financial sense.

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