The production of Daewoo Nexia was first begun in the year 1994 and was discontinued in 2008. Its predecessor is Opel Cadett, issued in the late 1980-ies. The car is a representative of subcompact sedans. Hatchbacks were produced but the production was stopped in the year 2003.The type of the body and some inner characteristics were taken from Opel, but the modifications made Daewoo Nexia a separate and independent brand.
The power source is represented by 1.5-liter V6 engine, able to produce 75 horsepower, coupled to 5-speed manual transmission. Later on, some changes were introduced to the power plant. After the year 2002 some versions had a redesigned V16 1.5-liter engine, producing 85 horsepower.
Daewoo Nexia is a subcompact modern and quite comfortable vehicle with the decent price. Four-wheel drive version was produced in several types of the body: sedan and three- or five-door hatchback. The former was a huge success, but the latter wasn’t very popular.
The exterior of sedans looks classy with overhangs both in the rear and in the front. The capacity of the trunk is 530 liters, which is very impressive for a subcompact car of C-class.
The standard 3-door sedans are able to comprise 4 occupants and provide sufficient room for the head and legs. The ergonomic design of the vehicle has much contributed to its popularity. Two main types of body shell were available: GL and GLE. The latter has much more amenities, such as power regulation of the seats, safety door-bar, tachometer and steering booster. Air-conditioning, ABS and airbags are optional for both versions.
Renewed model, issued after the year 2002, had redesigned exterior, which was notable for redesigned molding and the grille with chrome finishes. Furthermore, the redesigned bumpers and new lines of the body shell made the car more dynamic. As for the interior, new console with simplified instrument panel made the handling easier. Plastic and wood were the main materials of the interior details.
Daewoo Nexia has been very popular among car-lovers, especially of family-type men. The amount of sales was impressive due to the durable character of this subcompact sedan.