Celtic Chevrolet celebrates 15 years and is approaching the end of its commercial life


Celta Spider presented by General Motors (10/10/00) at the Sao Paulo, Brazil, Auto Show. L I ANCED commercially in Brazil in 2000, the Chevrolet Celta was the result of the work of Brazilian designer [1.99901 million] Paulo Konno . Chevrolet Celta in Argentina was sold as Suzuki Fun, was developed on the platform of [1.99901 million] first generation Chevrolet Corsa , a model launched in [1.99901 million] 1994

Chevrolet had the idea of ​​creating a product that could [1.99901 million] meet the needs of popular sectors , combining a modern design, technology, simplicity and economy, something they achieved with the arrival of Celta to market. In its initial version, the compact had a 1.0 liter engine and 60 horsepower and a very simple equipment that did not have power steering or air conditioning, even as an option.

Under the Motor São Paulo 2000, General Motors surprised the audience with a prototype based on the Celtic roadster, designed by himself [1.99901 million] Konno, whom they called [1.99901 million] Chevrolet Celta Spyder Concept .

Celta Spider presented by General Motors (10/10/00) at the Sao Paulo, Brazil, Auto Show.

The Chevrolet Celta sold for 15 years without major changes.

A few years later had their first update, with the arrival of the variant with five-door body, new HCV 1.0 liter engine with 70 hp and electrical package with glass lifts and central locking. Already by then GM held the 200 000 units marketed.

In 2003 he joined a new [1.99901 million] 1.4 liter producing [1.99901 million] 85 horses power at 5,800 rpm and 11.8 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. This drive allows you to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 12.3 seconds and reach 160 km / h speed limit. In terms of equipment, he gained CD to MP3 .

In 2005 had already been sold [1.99901 million] 500 000 Celta while it was not until 2006 that he got his first aesthetic upgrade. But 10 years ago that the model is still alive mild based aesthetic updates, trying to follow the evolution of a market that was filled with more modern than the GM product options.

Today and near the end of its commercial life Chevrolet Celta , which is still in its first generation is available in a single version with five-door body. Brazilian media last month indicated that the production of Celta had come to an end, but the brand still has not provided any official information about it.

Celta Spider presented by General Motors (10/10/00) at the Sao Paulo, Brazil, Auto Show.


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