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Daewoo GX2 American sports car now speaks Korean

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When I posted this news a while back but it was just offically was just anounced in Soul. The Saturn Sky/Opel GT is now a Daewoo GX2.

Other than some grill bar changes and emblems the Sky will be marketed as a Daewood in Korea

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It will feature the same Turbo 2.0 and other options. No info yet when it will be in show rooms and I assume it will be imported from Willmington.

I wonder how many of these will find their way to Japan?

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I thought it was just a concept before? Maybe not.

It would appear the Sky is the favored world design.

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I thought it was just a concept before? Maybe not.

It would appear the Sky is the favored world design.

It's not a concept, it's real and always was going to be. Opel designed it to be a world car in the 1st place. Holden will be getting one too, in the not to distant future. :smilewide:

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The G2X and L4X are still concepts at this stage, there may be different names for the production models.

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As I stated before this was posted a while back by myself and at that time it was a proposal. This is a Production concept that will go into productions and is expected late summer.

The news it is going into production is not old news. That is good news for Wilmington and sould be more work for them. Better yet it may help build a even larger case for a Alpha Car that wouls also be used to be the second Gen Kappa replacment.

I also expect a Holden somewhere down the line. If that happens how long till England get's one too?

Info is posted on GM Daewoo.

Here is what is posted on Autoblog.com from the Korean site.

The premiere of the unique G2X roadster a few months ahead of its domestic sales, which start in late summer, is a true highlight of this year's Seoul Motor Show.

Its longitudinally front-installed 2.0-liter 260-hp engine with turbocharger and gasoline direct injection accelerates the roadster to 100 km/h from a standing start in just 5.5 seconds, and to a top speed of about 227 km/h.

"The G2X is a classic roadster with abundant power and breathtaking acceleration. Hence, it will offer true sports car performance and an exhilarating driving experience," said Grimaldi. "To further strengthen the GM Daewoo brand, we will offer Korean consumers something no other Korean manufacturer has in its showroom."

The G2X brings with it a lot of personality thanks to its exciting shape, which contrasts sharp edges with curved surfaces to create a dynamic look. With a wide stance, sleek silhouette, long front-hinged hood and short overhangs, the proportions are typical of its class.

High-tech features such as gasoline direct injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, double camshaft phasing and twin counter-rotating balance shafts provide the basis for the 1,998-cm 3 four-cylinder engine's impressive performance data. Maximum output of 194 kW/260 hp at 5,300 rpm and high torque plateau of 353 Nm (35.9 kh.m) between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm ensure plenty of power in all situations.

For the G2X, engineers designed a classic sporty configuration based on a rigid chassis, wide track (front/rear: 1,543/1,561 mm) and long wheelbase of 2,415 mm. All four wheels are suspended from twin A-arms made from forged aluminum, the center of gravity is low, and the weight distribution of 51:49 percent (front/rear) is well balanced.

An automatic five-speed transmission with limited slip differential efficiently provides propulsion power to the rear wheels. A torque beam between the transmission and rear axle suppresses reactions to acceleration/deceleration effects. All wheels are fitted with large disk brakes, while ABS and ESP (which, like Traction Control, can be switched off) monitor safety.

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I still don't think the Sky/GT/G2X can be called world car yet. It doesn't have RHD, Vauxhall's not getting it, so isn't a lot of other Asian countries where Opels are sold.

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I still don't think the Sky/GT/G2X can be called world car yet. It doesn't have RHD, Vauxhall's not getting it, so isn't a lot of other Asian countries where Opels are sold.

Don't count the Brits out yet! Looks RHD to me. :smilewide:

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Here is an article with more photos:

http://thecarblogger.blogspot.com/2007/04/...r-based-on.html

GM Daewoo unveils G2X roadster based on Saturn Sky

The cross-pollination among General Motors worldwide operations continues. The Seoul Motor Show features the fourth variant of General Motors' Kappa platform and the third based on the Saturn Sky. The new GM Daewoo G2X is a rebadged edition of the Sky and Opel Speedster. The car being shown in Seoul uses the turbocharged 2.0L direct injected engine from the Sky Red Line. So far, there's no word from GM on when the G2X will be available in South Korean showrooms.

[source: Autoblog]

PRESS RELEASE:

G2X - An Exhilarating Roadster for Korea

The premiere of the unique G2X roadster a few months ahead of its domestic sales, which start in late summer, is a true highlight of this year's Seoul Motor Show.

Its longitudinally front-installed 2.0-liter 260-hp engine with turbocharger and gasoline direct injection accelerates the roadster to 100 km/h from a standing start in just 5.5 seconds, and to a top speed of about 227 km/h.

"The G2X is a classic roadster with abundant power and breathtaking acceleration. Hence, it will offer true sports car performance and an exhilarating driving experience," said Grimaldi. "To further strengthen the GM Daewoo brand, we will offer Korean consumers something no other Korean manufacturer has in its showroom."

The G2X brings with it a lot of personality thanks to its exciting shape, which contrasts sharp edges with curved surfaces to create a dynamic look. With a wide stance, sleek silhouette, long front-hinged hood and short overhangs, the proportions are typical of its class.

High-tech features such as gasoline direct injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, double camshaft phasing and twin counter-rotating balance shafts provide the basis for the 1,998-cm 3 four-cylinder engine's impressive performance data. Maximum output of 194 kW/260 hp at 5,300 rpm and high torque plateau of 353 Nm (35.9 kh.m) between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm ensure plenty of power in all situations.

For the G2X, engineers designed a classic sporty configuration based on a rigid chassis, wide track (front/rear: 1,543/1,561 mm) and long wheelbase of 2,415 mm. All four wheels are suspended from twin A-arms made from forged aluminum, the center of gravity is low, and the weight distribution of 51:49 percent (front/rear) is well balanced.

An automatic five-speed transmission with limited slip differential efficiently provides propulsion power to the rear wheels. A torque beam between the transmission and rear axle suppresses reactions to acceleration/deceleration effects. All wheels are fitted with large disk brakes, while ABS and ESP (which, like Traction Control, can be switched off) monitor safety.

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What I posted this news a while back but it was just offically was just anounced in Soul. The Saturn Sky/Opel GT is now a Daewoo GX2.

Other than some grill bar changes and emblems the Sky will be marketed as a Daewood in Korea

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It will feature the same Turbo 2.0 and other options. No info yet when it will be in show rooms …

Yes there is. The full press release (not just the excerpt on Carblogger) from the 4th is now available and posted on AutoReport:

GM Daewoo's Premium Sedan, Roadster and Race Car to Highlight Seoul Motor Show

Korean sales start in late summer. For the moment the L4X is a "show car" though, like the S3X (Winstorm/Captiva) T2X, and the previous apperance of the G2X.

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There are more photos: 19 in all, if you can find them, plus three more photos of the WTCC Ultra on the track not previously posted by GM Europe.

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It would appear the Sky is the favored world design.

I would guess it's the export sales (mainly Opel GT sales) that make the Sky's design profitable. Saturn sales alone wouldn't do it.
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