Chevrolet Optra is a worthwhile luxury sedan. Read this review to know about the features & specifications of Chevrolet Optra (1.8L LT and 1.8L LS).

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General Motors India launched Chevrolet Optra in 2003. Positioned in the C- segment of cars, the sedan is based on a new platform from GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM-DAT). Chevrolet Optra was introduced in the Indian midsize sedan market with the aim of delivering better value, through style, features and performance. The car comes packed with advanced safety features. The luxury sedan has been equipped with sound engineering system and offers good value for money.

Under the hood of Chevrolet Optra lies a powerful 16-valve D-TEC gasoline engine. The 1.8L double overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine pumps out a maximum power of 115 PS of power at 5,800 rpm and 158 Nm of torque. The engine is extremely refined and is characterized by high efficiency and low noise.

Design And Comfort
Chevrolet Optra has been designed by famed Italian car design house - Pininfarina. It is a gracefully proportioned vehicle that flaunts a unique European flair. Its modern and dynamic look is accentuated with jewel-effect head and tail lamps, crystal-effect fog lamps and chrome-ringed tri-port front grille, with trademark "Bowtie" mounted on it. The body-colored front and rear bumpers and side moldings further enhance the sporty appearance of Chevrolet Optra. The five-seater luxury car provides ultimate comfort for its occupants. Its hip-point cushioned seats facilitate easy ingress and egress.

The interiors of Chevrolet Optra are as stylish as its exteriors. The richly appointed cabin comes with generous space and ample legroom for all its occupants. Optra's plush seats are beautified with wood grain. The instrument cluster looks elegant, with audio and air conditioning system controls within easy reach of the driver and co-driver. Chevrolet Optra comes with more than a dozen storage spaces inside the cabin. Small pockets are located on the side of the front seat passenger, while storage bins are positioned in all four doors. Sunglasses holder and central storage deposit tray are also present in its cabin.

Ride And Handling
Total Noise Reduction System (TNRS) of Chevrolet Optra utilizes effective noise insulation materials throughout the body, engine compartment, door panels and floor of the car. This way, harshness and vibration are reduced, because of which the driver of Optra enjoys a quiet ride. Suspension system of the sedan is finely tuned to suit the Indian roads. The automobile provides excellent ride comfort and road handling.
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Chevrolet Optra is fully loaded with advanced active and passive safety features. High-strength steel is used in the manufacture of the vehicle's body, which provides superior torsional rigidity and crash stability. It also comes equipped with progressive crumple zones, which protect its occupants in the event of front or side collisions. Other safety features of Optra include airbags, five three-point safety belts, height-adjustable front seatbelts and rear seat head restraints.

Chevrolet Optra Price, Variants And Color
The 1.8L LT and 1.8L LS variants of Chevrolet Optra are available in a number of colors, including Casablanca White, Platinum metallic, Blazing Red, Cashmere and Intense Black. The midsize luxury sedan is priced at Rs 8-12 lakh (approx).

Chevrolet Optra Mileage
Delivering excellent service with comfort and style, Chevrolet Optra has a decent mileage of 20-23 miles/gallon.

Technical Specifications of Chevrolet Optra
Model Chevrolet Optra
Body Type Notchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Length 4500 mm
Width 1725 mm
Height 1445 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Ground Clearance 173 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.2 m
Kerb Weight 1265 kg
Type 1.8L, D-TEC, DOHC, 16 Valves
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1799 cc
Transmission 5 Speed, Manual
Max. Power 115 PS @ 5,800 rpm
Max. Torque 158 Nm
Front Suspension Independent McPherson Struts
Rear Suspension Independent McPherson Struts with Dual Link
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Rack and pinion,Power assisted
Tyre Size 185/65 R 14

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