â€œKalosâ€ means â€œamazingâ€ in the Greek language. There is no shadow of doubt of its beauty, when we are looking at this car. Koreans did not begin to make a bicycle and were asking a helping hand from the maitre Giorgetto Giugiaro, who is the owner of the famous Italian bodybuilder studio â€“ ItalDesign. By the way, this person also has made the other marks of Daewoo such as Lanos (1996-97), Leganza (1997), Matiz (1998), and Magnus (2000).
And his works were stylish, original and modern. There are not too much details and detailed drafting. It is achieved with the help of big windows, smooth transition of the windshield into the bonnet and longitudinal edges.
The car is spacious enough. It has the smallest length (3855 mm, and hatchback Lanos has 4075 mm). Despite of this length, Kalos has an impressive base â€“ 2480 mm (Lanos â€“ 2520 mm). Large windows and high seat together with huge outside mirrors ensure that observability is not bad. And if it seems too dark, it is possible to offer a hatch. A dashboard with tachometer, speedometer, temperature and fuel sensor against fashion is situated not in the very centre, but in front of the driver seat. Windows and mirrors (which are heated) are equipped with the electric drive; a control panel is situated on the comfortable covered armrest of the door.
In spite of 2 regulations of the driverâ€™s seat, there is a possibility of changing height of the front and back airbags separately, and to pull out a lumber support.
In addition, a steering column can be regulated too. A backrest can be turned back partially or completely. Three persons can seat in the second line, there is even a third headrest. But it is more comfortable for two persons, and a headrest can be used. There is also on interior light for the back part of the saloon.
Today, a front-wheel drive Daewoo Kalos has two types of engines. A base version has 1.2 litres engine with a power â€“ 71hp. But customers, who are interested in more powerful engines, can offer Kalos with engine capacity 1.4 litres and power â€“ 83 hp. The car has an independent suspension of all wheels, front has the type like McPherson, and back is torsion. In a base packaging arrangement that car has mechanical 5-speed gearbox, but itâ€™s also possible to offer 4-speed automatic gearbox.