Daewoo Tosca

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The Daewoo Tosca is a mid-size caur built bi GM Daewoo in Sooth Korea an marketed warldwide bi General Motors (GM) as the Chevrolet Epica, Chevrolet Tosca an Holden Epica. Codenamed V250, it replaces the Daewoo Magnus an its derivatives.[1] The Chevrolet Epica wis offeecially launched in Europe at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.[2] The Tosca is noteworthy in that it is available wi transversely-mounted straight-sax ingines.[3] Contrary tae the precedin models (V100 Leganza an V200 Magnus), which war styled bi Giugiaro, the V250 wis designed entirely in-hoose.[4]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

GM Daewoo's offeecial press releases says that Tosca is an acronym for "Tomorrow Standard Caur".

Pouertrains[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daewoo Tosca (Sooth Korea; facelift)

Daewoo's XK straight-sax ingines war designed bi Porsche, an they ar what distinguish the Tosca frae ither similar vehicles. The V250 is a front-wheel drive caur an the ingines ar mounted transversely; this configuration requires the straight-sax ingine tae be vera compact an packed quite ticht. The Tosca wis launched with twa versions o the straight-sax o different displacements: the 2.5 litre, which wis carried ower frae the Magnus, an a 2.0 litre, which replaces the Holden-sourced 2.0 litre E-TEC II uised in the previous model. Since 2006, a 1.8 litre version o the E-TEC II ingine model is an aa available in the Sooth Korean market. This ingine is coupled tae either a five-speed manual or fower-speed automatic transmission.

GM an aa announced that in early 2007 these ingines will be joined bi a 2.0 litre RA 420 SOHC straight-fower common rail turbodiesel, producin 112 kilowatts (150 hp) an 310 newton metres (229 ft·lbf) o torque. The ingine, co-developed bi GM Powertrain, GM Daewoo, an VM Motori, debuted in the Daewoo Winstorm, an wis the first diesel ingine uised in a Daewoo car. In early 2008, Daewoo launched an updatit version o Tosca wi a new sax-speed automatic transmission in Sooth Korea. There ar twa versions o sax-speed automatic transmission: GM 6T40 for the 2.0 an 2.5 litre pertrol ingines an GM 6T45 for the 2.0 litre diesel ingine. At the same time, Daewoo an aa revised rear portion o the caur, changin the rear combination lamp an rear bumper.

Ingine Pouer Torque Transmission
1.8 L E-TEC II I4 90 kW (121 hp) 165 N·m (122 lb·ft)
1991 cc RA 420 SOHC I4 (turbodiesel) 110 kW (148 hp) 320 N·m (240 lb·ft)
1993 cc XK I6 104 kW (139 hp) 195 N·m (144 lb·ft)
2492 cc XK I6 115 kW (154 hp) 237 N·m (175 lb·ft)

(Source: Jarosław Maznas. "A teraz Epica (Pols)". Auto Motor i Sport (June 2006): 50–51. )

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pettendy, Marton (2005-12-06). "Lookout Vectra! GM-Daewoo unveils Tosca medium sedan, and it could be headed our way". GoAuto. John Mellor. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. "The New Chevrolet Epica". GoAuto. John Mellor. 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. "New in the mid-size category: Chevrolet Epica with a straight six". General Motors. 2006-02-27. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2006-06-16. 
  4. Couture, Justin (2006-02-27). "New GMDAT Tosca Previews 07 Chevy Epica". Automobile. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

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