Updated: Interesting… Chevrolet Epica + Suzuki Kizashi = Platform Mates! | GM Authority

25 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Updated: Interesting… Chevrolet Epica + Suzuki Kizashi = Platform Mates! | GM Authority
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Updated: Interesting#8230; Chevrolet + Suzuki Kizashi = Platform

Update (huge thanks to all GMI members, including Bravada, Tagline, WishIHadATruck, and biggestGMfan): an discussion on GM Inside News has revealed that the original might be inaccurate: the Tosca/Epica the old Daewoo V250 platform. platform is an evolution of the V200 Magnus), which itself is a variant of the V100 platform the Daewoo Leganza (the is the #8220;mega#8221; Leganza, get it?).

Opel may have been in the V200/V100 design, since vehicles were hand-me-down models. Also, The Daewoo 100 models were developed in with several GM subsidiaries and but nothing more than

As for the Kizashi #8211; it might or not have any relationship with any GM Suzuki tends to use certain GM components, such as the Suzuki Vitara, which is more or based on GM#8217;s Theta However, the Grand Vitara a longitudinally-mounted engine while the is set up for the transverse application.

So at this point, there is no evidence to suggest that the is in any way related to the V250/Epica/Tosca or the Epsilon. also important to keep in that the Epsilon architecture is in no way to the V250. In any event, here is the article:

In the most recent Money Pit I expressed my concern about GM two completely separate platforms to the international midsize sedan More specifically, the Chevrolet (aka Holden Epica/Daewoo Tosca) #8211; available of North America #8211; is the size as the Opel Insignia II) and the Chevy Malibu (Epsilon), but is by a completely different platform!

We know much about platform, other than a derivative of a legacy Daewoo In any case, the fact that GM is two completely different platforms for in the same class results in costs and contributes to GM#8217;s financial position.

So you could imagine my surprise I discovered that the newly-unveiled Kizashi actually shares its inch wheelbase platform mm), part for part, the Chevrolet Epica! Now if you aren#8217;t with the Kizashi, it#8217;s a compact car that will the Suzuki Verona, and is due to go on sale in the of 2010. The reason the Kizashi what otherwise is a GM-developed is because of a long-standing arrangement GM and Suzuki, with Suzuki made such vehicles as the Geo and Geo Tracker for The General.

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I thought you may have enjoyed little tid-bit of information. definitely news to me!

Check out the shots of the Chevy Epica/Tosca and the Kizashi after the break!

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