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Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Compact

The Nubira was first launched in 1997 and was produced until 1999, and it was a replacement for the aged Daewoo Nexia/Cielo.

The Korean carmaker was rising, and its sales in the East European countries were rocketing. But soon, the customers started to ask for more, and the old Nexia/Cielo was no longer a trustworthy option.

It was developed as a replacement for the Opel based-platform Daewoo Nexia/Cielo and was designed by the Italian I.DE.A. Institute. Technically a compact, its exterior size is close to a mid-size sedan, while the station wagon was clearly out of the compact-segment due to its length. "Nubira" comes from a Korean expression meaning "to go anywhere."

Its design was not the most appealing, but it was decent for those times. The car was produced as a 4-door sedan, a 5-door hatchback, and a 5-door station wagon. It was available with 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline engines. The customers could choose between a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.

The Nubira came with six different trim levels: SE, EuroSunHatch, SX, SE, X-Series, and CDX. The SE's standard features included a radio and cassette player with a 4-speaker sound system, A/C, and central locking. While the SX was not equipped with A/C, it had a 6-speaker sound system, CD player, and power-windows.

The CDX trim level added alloy wheels, and the interior trim was upgraded. The Nubira EuroSunHatch featured a folding sunroof that extended to the rear passenger seats. Safety-wise, the only available systems were the front airbags and ABS. Overall, the car offered fair options for its price.

DAEWOO Nubira Estate 1997 - 2000 3 Photos
DAEWOO Nubira Estate (1997 - 2000)DAEWOO Nubira Estate (1997 - 2000)DAEWOO Nubira Estate (1997 - 2000)
DAEWOO Nubira Estate 1997 - 2000
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.6
  • 2.0

DAEWOO Nubira Estate 1.6

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1598 cm3
Power
78 KW @ 5800 RPM
106 HP @ 5800 RPM
105 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
145 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108.7 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.5 in (4509 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
56.2 in (1427 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.4/57 in (1,458/1,448 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2674.2 lbs (1213 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4100.5 lbs (1860 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.4 mpg US (12.1 L/100Km)
Highway
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Combined
26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
210 g/km

DAEWOO Nubira Estate 2.0

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
98 KW @ 5400 RPM
133 HP @ 5400 RPM
131 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
184 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114.9 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.5 in (4509 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
56.2 in (1427 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.4/57 in (1,458/1,448 mm)
Wheelbase
101.1 in (2568 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.3 in (160 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2694 lbs (1222 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4100.5 lbs (1860 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.6 mpg US (13.4 L/100Km)
Highway
34 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
217 g/km
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