The New Daewoo Kalos: Striking Design And Space Efficient

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With its strong, design by Giugiaro in Turin, the new Kalos is impressive and eye-catching. and with five doors, it not has striking exterior contours but an extremely spacious interior from the use of careful packaging Its chassis offers agility and on the road and body construction excellent safety features.

And all Daewoo products, the new Kalos offer outstanding value for

The front-wheel drive Kalos is by a 1.4-litre, 61 kW/83 hp four-cylinder engine. Two derivatives will be when the car is launched in the UK late in – SE and SX. Both feature a range of safety and comfort as standard.

For example, the SE has power assisted anti-lock brakes, central locking with alarm driver and passenger front and airbags, electrically operated windows, three-point safety on all seats and Isofix anchorage for a child seat in the back.

The Individual body language striking elements of style

we designed it, we set out to produce an alternative to lines and tread new paths in of design, says Giorgetto . explaining the individuality of the compact Apart from the striking in a clear-glass look and the indicators beneath them in the same resembling eyelids, the front of the car is characterised by the harmonious way the bumper and grille blend into the

Extremely short overhangs with the high roofline, the window edge rising to the rear and the steeply angled give the Kalos well-balanced with excellent space The wide, muscular wheel and the deep groove in the lower of the doors, which makes a downward kink in front of the wheels, are other notable features. The additional third side window not only up new perspectives for the rear passengers, it optically loosens up the rear of the adding to the already light and feel of the design.

The interior: of room for five people, luggage compartment

One of the strengths of the Kalos is its packaging despite its compact exterior it offers a very spacious compartment, says Daewoo’s Engineer, Chang-Sun Yoo . describing the use of space in the new car. Its compact (length/width/height: 3.88/1.67/1.49 metres) the Kalos outstandingly easy to even in city traffic.

Yet of its unusually high roofline and one of the wheelbases in its class (2.48 there is still plenty of in the interior of this five-seater. The 955 of headroom is unmatched in its class.

The fit 60/40 spilt rear backrest can be folded down for greater capacity. If more is needed, the whole bench can be folded and secured behind the seats. The loadspace according to the VDA is then an exceptional 735 litres.

With all the seats and the parcel in place, the luggage compartment has a of 175 litres.

The engineering: Powerful chassis tuned for European

Daewoo Kalos

With its high-traction 1.4-litre petrol engine and standard manual gearbox, the Daewoo is not lacking in performance. The 61 kW/83 hp train takes the front-wheel Kalos to a maximum of 170 km/h mph) and has a maximum torque of 123 Nm at rpm. In the MVEG cycle, the Korean has an overall consumption of 7.5 over 100 kilometres

(37.7

The suspension design of the new Kalos at the front, independent MacPherson at the rear, independent via a torsion – and the sophisticated chassis with a long wheelbase and track, combine driving with excellent comfort. The engineers refined the chassis in on the proving ground at MIRA Industry Research Association) Nuneaton, specifically for European The standard power-assisted steering is engine speed-dependent and therefore precise steering feel on the road with high at parking speeds.

The equipment: Comfortable with features as standard

Joining its family partner Matiz, takes the next step in development with another new car. It will appeal to a group that I would as ‘smart shoppers’, people who the style without paying a says Andy Carroll . managing director of GM Daewoo UK, the target group for the Kalos.

styling and a very roomy are accompanied by a wealth of features in the two SE and SX. Standard fitment on both includes driver and passenger and side airbags, anti-lock power assisted steering a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, operated front windows, door locking and alarm tinted windscreen, asymmetrically rear seat and RDS cassette with four speakers.

In addition, the Kalos SX features air front fog lamps, electrically rear windows, height-adjustable seat and a handy picnic that folds out from the of the passenger seat.

The new Daewoo will be on sale in the UK from 2002. Pricing and full detail will be issued the car is revealed in the UK at the British International Show in Birmingham on 22 October

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