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Old 9th December 2006, 23:34   #16
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@Ojas & Indrajit -- nice find guys !! It has a 1.9 litre engine - right ??
It is a 2.0-litre engine, 121PS@3,800rpm & 280Nm@2,000rpm. So much torque at so little revs! Its going to be very driveable, especially looking at the Verna CRDi engine, which is already so much fun.
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I dont think it will be sub 10L either. At the most the base version will be around 10L ex-showroom.

PS : Why the upturned tailights on the test mule?
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@Sajo - it seems that the test mule is sourced from some other market, maybe GM india is getting help from there for the new engine.

Same tail lights can be seen over here. (click photo to enlarge)

Chevrolet Lacetti CDX 4 door - Exterior features - Chevrolet Lacetti - Chevrolet UK
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PS : Why the upturned tailights on the test mule?
So you don't recognise it as an Optra. GM is very clever, you see...
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guys this car will be 10 + and if iam not wrong diesel is always above the fully loaded petrol versions ...........so u can guess howmuch it will be

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PS : Why the upturned tailights on the test mule?
Those are the stock lights found in the LT version of the 1.8 Optra, not upturned for sure These lights are found only on the LT version as they have fog lamps in them. If you notice closely they have square lights, whereas normal Optras have round ones.
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Old 11th December 2006, 19:20   #22
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well this car might rock the indian car scenes , if it is 121ps then it will give immense pleasure while driving ,well thrashing diesels is fun ain't it ?
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if i am right the Lacetti CDX comes only in petrol form .. Prolly the one you saw might be a export version which GM is planning to produce in INDIA for the UK market.

Chevorlet has never produced any diesel powered Car so far ... The Lacetti Diesel is being first showcased @ Bologna 2006. I am doubtful if its in INDIA so soon .....

Check the linky below ...
UK/ITALY: Chevy to show diesel Lacetti in Bologna : Automotive News & Comment
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Chevorlet has never produced any diesel powered Car so far ... The Lacetti Diesel is being first showcased @ Bologna 2006. I am doubtful if its in INDIA so soon .....

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UK/ITALY: Chevy to show diesel Lacetti in Bologna : Automotive News & Comment
This month's OVERDRIVE has an interview NICK REILLY, President, GM Asia Pacific.

Q: You are conspicous by the absence of diesels in your range.

Reply: "We are defenitly going to address this... But these things take time... The first actual diesel offering will be the OPTRA next year... Beyond that, Aveo will get a diesel, but not for a couple of years... "

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Optra CDX - 2 litre crdi. 130 hp in Korea. Detuned for India to around 122-125 hp. Should be available early next year. Only one fully loaded model which should be on par with the Royale.

Goodbye Skoda Tdi
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Nice to see something that is more comfortable and is in diesel.
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Optra is a good car and an disel option will make it even better
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When I see the odd optra passing by I used to wonder where the rest of the optras disappeared suddenly. It is a rare sight to find a optra in chennai at least.

It is a nice looking car and it is biggg. Every one praises its ride quality and road manners. The diesel engine, if frugal, should give it a lease of life.
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When I see the odd optra passing by I used to wonder where the rest of the optras disappeared suddenly. It is a rare sight to find a optra in chennai at least.

It is a nice looking car and it is biggg. Every one praises its ride quality and road manners. The diesel engine, if frugal, should give it a lease of life.
There are a decent number of optras here in TVM...

Got an oppurtunity to drive one few days back... My friends car... Must say... Very good... Very spacious, nice build, and soaks up bad roads without making a fuss about it...

Just hope the diesel doesnt make it very nose heavy...
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Which engine does this one have?
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