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30Indian tuner turns Chevy Optra into Mustang 'Eleanor' replica

If you are a big fan of automotive oddities, this may come as a little treat. If you are a Shelby or Mustang diehard, prepare to have your sensibilities violated.

21Top Gear retires Chevrolet Lacetti, toning-down stunts

The times, they are a changin' for Top Gear. Everyone's favorite motoring show has undergone quite a few transformations over the years, and that doesn't look to stop with the next season. Viewers can expect to see a few sad but inevitable changes come to fruition, starting with the death of the Chevrolet Lacetti. For those of you who don't have an archive of creatively obtained episodes lurking about on your hard drive, the miserable little car had been the subject of abuse at the hands of a my

26REPORT: GM ups its ante in GM Daewoo

GM Daewoo has four shareholders: GM, Korea Development Bank, Suzuki Motor Corporation, and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. When GM Daewoo put out a rights issue, only one of the four took the bite: GM, which made it rain to the tune of $412 million and raised its stake from 50.9% to 70.1%.

23Aim Higher: GM Daewoo reportedly suing TagAZ over fears they are planning to copy the Lacetti

In what looks like a serious-but-probably-the-norm case of industrial espionage, General Motors' South Korean Daewoo division is reportedly alleging that the Russian automaker TagAZ has tried to copy its Lacetti sedan. Backing up those allegations are the arrests of two TagAZ engineers – former Daewoo employees who are said to have taken computer files from one company to the other. A third former Daewoo employee, an executive, left notes proclaiming his innocence and then committed suicid

2Chevrolet offers free LPG conversions in Germany

More good news for LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fans. Chevrolet in Germany is offering free LPG conversions in certain models. According to Chevrolet, this will help German drivers by saving them up to €10,800 at the pump between 2008 to 2018. 2018 is the year that all tax reductions for LPG will be finished. A similar tax policy as in play in neighboring France. The German offer applies to the Matiz, Aveo, Lacetti, Nubira, Epica and Captiva models. Prices for the Aveo start at €9,990

9First Ever Diesel in a Compact Chevrolet

Chevrolet is unveiling their first compact diesel models at the Bologna Motor Show (which continues through Sunday) in Italy. The Lacetti Diesel and Nubira Diesel are first compact class diesel models Chevrolet has released. Interestingly Chevrolet chose to unveil the cars in Italy because it is the company's strongest market in Western Europe. They will be hoping that the diesel models of the Lacetti and Nubira will emulate the success of the existing Captiva SUV diesel model, which accounts fo

242007 Buick Excelle - would you drive this baby Buick?

The Daewoo Lacetti has given General Motors a true World Car that is selling well all around the world. The car is currently known as the Chevrolet Lacetti in Europe, the Holden Viva in Australia, the Suzuki Forenza in the U.S. and the Buick Excelle in China.

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