Daewoo Tico

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The Daewoo Tico is a ceety caur produced bi the Korean automaker GM Daewoo frae 1991 tae 2001 an frae 1996 tae 2008 frae the Egyptian Speranza.

The Tico wis based on the 1988 Suzuki Alto. The caur wis equipped wi a three-cylinder 796 cc S-TEC ingine an haed a five-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic transmission. The Tico wis exportit tae Europe, mainly tae eastren markets. It wis hichtlie popular in sic kintras as: Romanie, Bulgarie, Macedonie, Poland an Czech Republic. It wis an aa exportit tae Latin Americae whaur it an aa wis named Daewoo Fino for some markets. It wis especially popular in Peru.

Daewoo expandit tae Wastren Europe at the beginnin o 1995, but the Tico wis never sauld in ony o thir markets, awtho its successor (the Matiz) wis launched thare in 1998 an went on tae be a great sales success.

Ower its years o production, the Tico haes seen serious modifications, maistly tae the ingine. Oreeginally equipped wi a carburetor (47 bhp), it wis later upgradit tae fuel injection, sicweys reachin Euro 2 pollution standard. Injection gae an increase o pouer. Some versions o the Tico in the Korean domestic mercat wur pouered on liquefied petroleum gas.

Daewoo assembled the Tico at the auld Oltcit factory in Romanie, an at the FSO factory in Poland.

In 2000, the Tico wis replaced wi a new caur, the Daewoo Matiz. The Tico wis sauld alangside the Matiz till 2001.

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