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The Chevrolet is a city car produced under the marque of the American manufacturer Motors. It has been available as a five-door hatchback. The second model was introduced in 2005, the third generation launched in General Motors uses the Chevrolet Spark for their car model in one country.

The car model Spark in U.S. is available in like India in another Chevrolet Beat. General has already placed another (originally badged as the Daewoo ) as their smallest car in countries India with the name Spark. Daewoo Matiz has developed by its South Korean GM Korea. previously known as Motors. since 1998, it replaced the Daewoo Tico.

the General Motors company control over Daewoo in 2002, it has increasingly been under the Chevrolet badge.

An all-electric version. the Chevrolet EV . was released in the U.S. in selected in California and Oregon in June The Spark EV is the first all-electric car marketed by General Motors the EV1 was discontinued in 1999. [ 1 ] [ 2 ]


First (1998–2005) [ edit ]

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M100 (1998–2001) [ edit ]

The of Daewoo Matiz started in and it was sold in South Korea and European markets with the name M100 . The exterior is based on the Lucciola, a Fiat concept by Italdesign Giugiaro [ 6 ] had been rejected by Fiat. The gasoline engine and the transmission carryovers from the Daewoo but it was now using a multipoint injection system. [ 7 ] Engineering was carried out at Worthing Technical Centre in The car became the best selling model in Europe and in India for the four years. [ 8 ]

The Matiz was originally launched just a 0.8-litre straight-three It developed a maximum power of 51 hp (38 a maximum torque of 68.5 N·m (51 and had a combined consumption of 6.4 l/100 km (44 mpg ). It had a top speed of 144 km/h (89 mph) and reach from 0 to 100 km/h (62 in 17 seconds. [ 7 ] This engine was from the Tico unit by a UK company based in Milton The Tickford connection was acknowledged in the distributed in UK showrooms.

It was released mainly with trim levels: E, S and SE. The latter had air wheel covers, body-colored rear spoiler, fog lights and a with optional features as roof rails, power central locking, electric windows, ABS and driver airbag. [ 9 ] In markets it was also available an automatic transmission.

Copying [ edit ]

The Chery QQ became the of an industrial copyright and intellectual controversy, as General Motors the car was a copy of the Daewoo Matiz. GM demonstrated the extent of the design noting for example that the of the QQ and those of the Spark are interchangeable [ 10 ] modification.

GM China Group indicated the two shared remarkably identical structure, exterior design, design and key components [ 10 ] MotorAuthority.com [ 11 ] and Car and called the QQ a carbon copy , the International Herald Tribune . in a article, referred to it as a clone. [ 12 ]

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The News reported that the reflects the confusion, risks and in China’s new auto industry, global carmakers are battling upstarts for a piece of what may the world’s largest auto [ 13 ]

The ZAP Xebra was a similar intellectual violation by another Chinese As the Xebra was sold in the US, which intellectual property rights, GM was to sue to stop its importation. [ citation ]

M150 (2000–2005) [ edit ]

M150-series Daewoo Matiz

facelift was designed at Daewoo’s Technical Centre in England and in South Korea in late and exported from 2001. The structure was modified to accommodate a engine, although the introduction of engine, the 1.0-litre S-Tec was delayed until after takeover by General Motors in

M150 is still produced by in Uzbekistan. In South Korea and this updated Matiz was under the name Daewoo II .

Lechi [ edit ]

In China the car was as the Chevrolet Lechi. It remained in until 2012, when an version was introduced as the Baojun It is to be offered under both and Baojun brands during a period. [ 14 ] The Lechi has also certain powertrain updates, the car economical enough to qualify for a and a tax break from the Chinese [ 14 ]

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