Daewoo LeMans Cielo Nexia 2nd generation
|Also called||Daewoo Cielo Daewoo Heaven Daewoo Nexia Daewoo Racer Daewoo Super Racer Chevrolet Nexia|
|Production||1994–1997 (South Korea) 1995–2002 (Vietnam) 1996–2008 (Egypt) 1996–2007 (Romania, sedan only)1996–present (Uzbekistan)|
|Assembly||Bupyeong, South Korea Cairo, Egypt (Daewoo Motors Egypt) Asaka, Uzbekistan (UzDaewoo) Craiova, Romania (Rodae) Lublin, Poland (DMP)Hanoi, Vietnam (VIDAMCO)Kerman, Iran|
|Engine||1.5 L I4|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 3/4-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,520 mm (99 in)|
|Length||4,482 mm (176 in) (sedan) 4,256 mm (168 in) (hatchback)|
|Width||1,662 mm (65 in)|
|Height||1,393 mm (55 in)|
The second generation LeMans launched in 1994, available as a three- and five-door hatchback and four-door sedan with a 1.5 litre eight-valve or a 1.5 litre 16-valve engine. These new models were still based on the Opel Kadett E, underpinned by the "T-car" platform.
|Luggage Capacity||390 litres|
|Unbraked Towing Weight||430kg|
|Braked Towing Weight||860kg|
There were various trim levels available; in the United Kingdom, where the car sold as the Daewoo Nexia, these were GLi (8-valve) and GLXi (16-valve) for the general public, with a "base" model available for large contracts. Unlike the Kadett, there was never a station wagon version available. Some European markets got the "Lifestyle" trim level; Spain and Portugal badged their GLi/GLXi equivalents "Chess"; the Benelux countries kept the GLi/GLXi trim levels and some markets added ETi and STi specifications. The GLi has an average performance with a 0–100 km/h time of 11.3 seconds and 80 PS (59 kW) at 5,400 rpm. There was also a version with single-point fuel injection and 70 PS (51 kW) for lower-spec versions.The more luxurious GLXi received a sixteen-valve engine which upped the power to 90 PS (66 kW) at an unusually low 4,800 rpm, and the 0–100 km/h time was reduced to 12.2 seconds.
|Top Speed||105 mph|
|0-60 mph||11.6 secs|
|Miles Per Tank||374 miles|
The Cielo was made in India by DCM Daewoo Motors until the Korean Daewoo company went bankrupt. GM did not take over the Indian plant in Surajpur near Delhi and it was liquidated. Production in South Korea came to an end shortly after the 1996 introduction of the Daewoo Lanos, an original design.
|Fuel Capacity||50 litres|
In Uzbekistan, UzDaewooAuto continues to manufacture the four-door sedan version of the Nexia, of which production began in June 1996. A number of other Daewoo/Chevrolet models are produced and sold in Uzbekistan and neighbouring Kazakhstan, Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Nowadays it is available with three engines: a 1.5 litre SOHC (56 kW or 75 hp), 1.5 litre DOHC (62 kW or 83 hp) and 1.6 litre DOHC (81 kW or 109 hp). The 1.6 version has more powerful brakes and transmission with additional long main gear. A facelift of the car, known as the Nexia II was presented at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2008. It was designed in the UK by Concept Group International LTD with cooperation of GM-Uzbekistan. In the Uzbekistani market, the Nexia II is sold under the Chevrolet, as opposed to under the Daewoo brand, while some export markets continue to receive the car as the "Daewoo Nexia".