The Chevrolet Optra is a small family car produced by the U.S. manufacturer Chevrolet since 2002. It is a five-seater with transverse front and front-wheel drive Holden origin, replacing the Daewoo Nubira engine.
It is licensed under the same name in Canada, the Philippines, Latin America Models visually identical are available in different markets under the names Chevrolet Nubira in some European markets, Chevrolet Lacetti in the UK and Russia, Suzuki Forenza and Suzuki Reno (hatchback) in the United States, Buick Excelle HRV (hatchback) in China, and Holden Live in Australia and New Zealand. The hatchback version has recently been launched in India as Chevrolet SRV. Up 2007, the first generation of Optra is still on sale in Canada.
Buick Excelle sedan model assembled and sold in China has an outer remodeled.
In Australia and New Zealand, the Daewoo Lacetti was sold between 2003 and 2004 as a sedan before being discontinued.
Since 2005, the Lacetti with sedan and hatchback body styles family sold under the name Holden Viva. In fact, apart from the Chevrolet Viva (Opel Astra was a "Russified" B), this model marked the first time the name Live was used in a General Motors vehicle since the Vauxhall Viva will be discontinued. It was introduced about the same time that the new Holden Barina, which is identical to Kalos/Aveo and replaces based on the Opel Corsa. The Viva is Holden positioned below Astra, which is identical to Astra C and belongs to the segment C.
As the Korean Barina, sales are down in 2007. Despite the low price compared to the Astra Live (AUD $ 17,990 compared to AUD21.990), the Astra sold twice as many units as the Viva.
Bolivia officially commercialized Chevrolet Chevrolet Optra, Suzuki Forenza Sedan and some Wagon Suzuki Reno and few were imported by individuals from the U.S.. Chevrolet currently sells the Chevrolet Cruze Bolivia Korean.
The Optra is available in Canada on two models, a four door hatchback (the Optra5), and an Optra Wagon, all in LS or LT type accessories. The sedan was available between 2004 and 2005 but was removed in 2006. Everyone is motorized by the 2.0 L in-line four-cylinder 120hp (89 kW) at 5400 rpm (171 N · m) of torque at 4000 rpm, front wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. Brake They are 4-wheel drive. Its range is between the Chevrolet Cobalt and Chevrolet Aveo, and replaced the Daewoo Nubira.
A CD player, independent suspension and 15-inch wheels, antilock brakes with ABS and air conditioning in the LS sedan version. The LT version adds air conditioning and cruise control as a standard fog lamps and sunroof are optional. The sedan is classified as an ultra low emissions vehicle.
The Optra5 hatchback was added to the line in 2005 and is more contemporary in style and equipped with projection lights and fog lights, rear lights clean, and front and back minimalist style. It weighs 1254 kilograms. Besides having the same features available on the sedan LS and LT, an optional package containing composite wheels, sunroof, rear spoiler, steering wheel and transmission lever lined leather and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel for the sound system 8 speakers aimed at a younger audience.
The Optra family was added to the line in 2005 and the stylized line sedan. The family has roof rails, folding rear seats 60/40, and an outlet 12 volt in the rear compartment, in addition to the same features of the LS and LT versions available.
In Colombia, under the Chevrolet brand, was launched in 2004, the sedan version with the following engine options:
This last named has a performance in city 32-37km/g, and an acceleration of 0-100km h in 9.8 seconds, as set factory
These including larger displacement engines are provided in the Family E-TEC II
In addition, the design is updated wheels for all models offered. In 2013 let to occur in GM Plant Colomotores, giving way to new models like the Sonic and the Cobalt Brazilian.
In Ecuador the Optra LT version is marketed in a hatchback version. Most came directly imported from South Korea, and unlike the Optra Limited (units are assembled in Colombia). The Optra Advance basically takes the front of the Optra LT, which has a great improvement in the headlights, with a more acceptable design, cuetan turn with engines of 1800cc with 122 HP and 16 valves, with high yields that are obtained with a average consumption of 32km/g in paved roads in naughty field is reached some 40km/g.
Priced from $ 20,000 more offers ABS brakes EBD Dual Air Bag, Traction control, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, leather seats, Sun Roof, rain sensor, digital climate control and more.
In 2009 he makes a "redesign" the entire front, which include projection headlights, new bumpers and a new grille. A double DIN radio chord that goes with the style of the panel is also incorporated. Only offered in versions ADVANCE as top of the range instead of LIMITED mechanical and automatic transmission. It also incorporates the turn signals in the side mirrors.
In Venezuela the OPTRA was offered in its 2 versions: HATCHBACK SEDAN and with a single engine available 1.8-liter and 121hp.
In turn, the Sedan comes in 2 models: the DESIGN model (with cloth seats, decorative caps on iron wheels instead of aluminum wheels) and the LIMITED model (with sunroof (roof window) wiper switch automatic key with security code, board chrome plates front, side and rear decklid, digital air conditioning with automatic temperature control cabin, stereo high quality (ECLIPSE brand) and speakers high power). Both models have door locks, side mirrors and power locks and remote trunk or trunk (from inside the cabin) and remote trunk release from the vehicle key. The hatchback model comes only in the LIMITED version.
The Sedan model is assembled at GM’s plant Venezuela located in the city of Valencia (State of Carabobo) from 2004 until 2013 when it is replaced by the New Cruze; in 2006 he was made an upgrade to the front of the sedan, and again in 2009. It was updated by the front of the Optra Hatchback, being renamed version as OPTRA ADVANCE, whose main difference with respect to the version above, (apart front) is in the adaptation of concentrator headlights with light displays (excellent road lighting.) and
In India, the sedan Chevrolet Optra called and hatchback Chevrolet SRV.
The Optra is offered with two engine options, 1.6 liters and 1.8 liters. The first option is available in three trim levels, the Elite, the Elite LS, and LT Royale. The second engine option is available in two levels, the LT and the LT AT, the latter with automatic transmission.
In 2007 we began to offer a version called Optra Magnum Diesel. The Magnum has a slightly different version of the gasoline front and interior.
The 1.6 is used in Formula Rolon, a category of cars in India.
In Japan, Suzuki Optra distributes as a family type car, under the name "Suzuki Reno." It is available in two trim levels, LS and LT. Both have five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission. With a transmission selector lever mounted on the console. The "Suzuki Reno" Family is powered by a 1.6 liter and a 1.8-liter, both of local origin.
In Mexico, the Optra was launched in 2006 to replace the Chevrolet Cavalier, is available in the sedan version; which comes with the following output:
The Chevrolet Optra was replaced by the Chevrolet Cruze in 2010
In Singapore, he was replaced by Daewoo Chevrolet after purchase by GM. It still offers the same range of vehicles called Daewoo Optra (sedan and wagon) and Optra5 (hatchback) in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia. The vehicles use the 1.6 L engine or 1.8 L with automatic transmission available for selected models.
Since 2005, the Lacetti European sedan is used as a basis for competing cars in the World Touring Car Championship, and in the spring of the same year Chevrolet released the first images of a prototype based on competitive vehicles called Lacetti WTCC R +. The concept car is powered by a 1.8 liter GM Holden Family E-TEC II available in production models, but with a maximum power increased to 123hp (90 kW) to 174hp (127 kW) using a volumetric compressor. Its acceleration from 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph) is estimated at 8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 215km/h (134mph).
The Lacetti sedan is used in the segment "A star in our reasonably priced car" television program Top Gear BBC since the beginning of the spring season (boreal) of 2006 in the eighth season. In the episode of May 14, 2006, driver Jeremy Clarkson claimed that the Lacetti was more nimble on the test track than the Suzuki Aerio that used previously and close faster on that track second.