Daewoo Matiz is the smallest Daewoo model available on the market. The car is known for being cheap and reliable, yet very basic. The model featured here is manufactured in Romania in 2007 and has a very low mileage: less than 20,000 km on the clock. Daewoo Matiz is the successor of Daewoo Tico. The design of Daewoo Matiz is inspired by Italdesign Giugiaro Lucciola concept shown in Turin, Italy, in 1992. Despite being basic and cheap, Daewoo Matiz got 3 out of 5 stars at Euro NCAP crash tests (year 2000) and had a massive success on the market (with more than 2,5 million units sold worldwide).
Model: Daewoo Matiz
Body type: MPV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 4,495 Euros
Engine: 0.8-litre (796 cc) inline three-cylinder petrol engine with multipoint injection, transverse mounted. The maximum output is 35 kW / 48 PS/hp at 5,900 rpm and peak torque is 68 Nm (approx. 50 ft-lbs), available at 3,500 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox
Tyres: ContiEcoContact EP 155/65 R13 73T
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 17 seconds
Top speed: 144 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 6.8 liters of gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU4, 161 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 35
Dimensions (mm): L 3,495 / w 1,495 / h 1,485 (1,523 with roof rails)
Luggage compartment capacity (l): –
Wheelbase (mm): 2,340
Weight (DIN/EU): 760 kg/835 kg
Front suspension: Independent Mac Pherson struts, coil springs, sway bar.
Rear suspension: Torsion beam axle, coil springs.
Seatbelts for front and rear passengers, metallic paint.
+ easy to drive
+ decent seats
+ decent engine performance
– poor stability
– no audio system
Driven by Adrian M. for 10 km, 7.5 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 18,775 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni