Daewoo Matiz (1998-2002)
|Body versions :||Station wagon|
Gasoline engines :
|Wheelbase :||2340 mm|
|Empty weight :||851 kg|
|Previous model||Daewoo Tico|
|Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test|
The Daewoo Matiz is a small car from the South Korean automobile manufacturer Daewoo Motors . After General Motors designated all Daewoo vehicles as Chevrolets in Europe at the end of 2004 , the Matiz was renamed Chevrolet Matiz without any changes . Only the brand logos were replaced.
When it was launched in 1998, the 3.5-meter-short car marked the entry into the Daewoo model range. Above that was the compact Daewoo Lanos model . In 2002 the Matiz received a facelift. The Daewoo Matiz is currently only produced in Uzbekistan by Uz-DaewooAvto .
- 0.8 l in-line three-cylinder with 796 cc displacement and 38 kW (52 hp), 5-speed manual transmission
- 1.0 l in-line four-cylinder with 955 cm³ displacement and 47 kW (64 PS), 5-speed manual transmission
General Motors (GM) sued Chery in Beijing in 2005 for infringement and copying of licensed models for the equivalent of 7½ million euros in damages. The basis for this was a comparison of the Matiz or Spark with the QQ carried out at GM. It was found that many parts are identical and, such as the doors, could have been replaced without changes. The engines were also similar to those in GM's “legal” models. Chery denied all allegations and instead claimed to have 24 design patents on the QQ, which is said to have been developed a year. The problem for GM in the legal dispute was that the group was working with SAIC , which in turn still owned a 20% stake in Chery Automobile until 2004. GM later withdrew the lawsuit.