This article relies largely or entirely on a single source . (October 2018)
|Manufacturer||Chevrolet (General Motors)|
|Also called||Suzuki Fun |
|Assembly||Gravataí, Brazil (GM Brazil)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||3-door hatchback (Celta)|
5-door hatchback (Celta)
4-door sedan (Prisma)
|Layout||Transverse Front-engine, front-wheel-drive|
|Related|| Chevrolet Corsa B |
Chevrolet Chevy C2
|Wheelbase||2,445 mm (96.3 in)|
|Length||3,750 mm (147.6 in) (hatchback)|
4,125 mm (162.4 in) (sedan)
|Width||1,610 mm (63.4 in)|
|Height||1,430 mm (56.3 in)|
|Predecessor||Chevrolet Corsa B|
The Chevrolet Celta, also known as Suzuki Fun in Argentina, was a low cost supermini car produced by Chevrolet for the Latin American market since 2000 until 2015. A sedan version is marketed as the Chevrolet Prisma. 600,000 Celtas have been built in Gravataí, more than one hundred thousand per year.
It was released in 2000 in Brazil as a three-door hatchback with a 60 PS (44 kW)1.0 L (61 cu in) gasoline engine, based on the Corsa B and with design features similar to those of the Vectra. In 2002 a five-door version was made available, and the engine power was increased to 70 metric horsepower (51 kW) at 6,400 rpm, the same VHC (Very High Compression) technology used in the Latin American Corsa C. A 85 PS (63 kW)1.4 L (0.31 imp gal; 0.37 US gal) gasoline engine was added in 2003.
An "Off-Road" accessories kit was for sale for both old and new Celtas in 2005, and the 1.0 L was converted into a gasoline-ethanol flexible fuel engine (gasoline versions are still available, especially outside Brazil).
In 2006, the Celta underwent a facelift, which provided for a more modern look and an enhancement of build quality. The new front fascia makes it closer to new Chevrolet models, especially the new Brazilian Vectra.
A sedan version, named Chevrolet Prisma was released in early 2007. It was not meant to replace Classic (a low cost sedan version of the Corsa B) neither the Corsa Sedan (C), but to fill a market gap between them instead. The only available engine option is a 1.4 L Econo.Flex gasoline/ethanol flexible fuel engine. Its high compression rate gives as a result a maximum output of 97 PS when running on ethanol and 95 hp when running on gasoline.
Early 2009 marked the release of the Prisma 1.0 litre and the new VHC-E engine (77 hp or 57 kW gasoline and 78 hp or 58 kW ethanol) for Prisma and Celta. By early 2012, 1.5 million Celtas had been built in Gravataí.
The Chevrolet Celta has been rated as highly unsafe by Latin NCAP in 2011, scoring only one star for adult occupants and two stars for children. Important to mention that when Celta was developed (2000) there was no Latin NCAP protocol available and that all regulatory safety items were met for the countries were Celta was sold.
The 1.0 L gasoline engine has a high power to displacement ratio (51 kW/L, 70 PS/L or 1.1 hp/cu in). However, this power is only available at 6400 rpm, and the maximum torque is 8.6 kgf·m (88 N·m) at 3000 rpm. Today, the Celta is sold only with the 1.0 FlexPower (the 1.4 MPFI stopping production in 2007). In 2002 GM changed the 1.0 MPFI (60 PS or 44 kW) engine to a 1.0 VHC (70 PS or 51 kW), in 2005 to VHC FlexPower (70 PS with Petrol or alcohol), and in 2009 to VHCE FlexPower (77 PS with Petrol and 78 PS with alcohol). The total weight is approximately 850 kg (1,872 lb). In Uruguay, Celta 1.4 MPFI are available since 2009 as the 'new' Celta with the new front lights and all facelift add-ons. This model continues on sell in 2012 and manufacturing dates of the units are from 2011 (1.4 MPFI engines didn't stop production in 2007).
In 2012, General Motors announced the new Chevrolet Onix to succeed part of versions of Celta.
The Opel Astra is a compact car/small family car engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 1991, currently at its fifth generation.
The Opel Vectra is a large family car that was engineered and produced by the German automaker Opel. In the United Kingdom, the car was sold under the Vauxhall marque as the Vauxhall Cavalier and later as the Vauxhall Vectra, from 1995 onwards. It has also been sold by Holden in Australia as the Holden Vectra, and by Chevrolet in Latin America as the Chevrolet Vectra.
The Pontiac Sunbird is a small car manufactured and marketed by Pontiac over two generations.
The Volkswagen Gol is a subcompact car that has been manufactured by Volkswagen do Brasil since 1980 as Volkswagen's entry-level car in the Latin American market—where it succeeded the Volkswagen Type 1 (Fusca) and the VW Brasilia. Several variants of the Gol were marketed in North America as the Volkswagen Fox from 1987 to 1993.
The Fiat Palio is a supermini car which was produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat from 1996 until 2017. It is a world car, developed by Fiat Automóveis and aimed at developing countries. It has been produced in various countries worldwide, and its platform was also used in the Siena sedan, the Palio Weekend station wagon, the Palio Adventure crossover and the Strada light pick-up truck.
The Fiat Siena was a compact car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat since 1996. It is the four-door sedan version of the Fiat Palio, a supermini car especially designed for developing countries. It was introduced for the first time in South America, and was produced in various countries worldwide. Later, in 2002, a similar car based on the same platform was developed for the European market, the Fiat Albea. It replaced the Siena in these European markets, such as Poland, where the original model was previously sold.
The Opel Tigra name has been applied to two different cars engineered and produced by the German automaker Opel, both based on different iterations of the Corsa supermini, the first built in Spain, the second in France. The first Tigra was a small 2+2 coupé, produced from 1994 to 2001. The later compact hard topped convertible roadster model was introduced in May 2004.
The Circle L is an automobile engine produced by GM Powertrain Poland in Poland. It is a 1.7 L; 102.9 cu in (1,686 cc) Diesel inline-four engine originally designed by Isuzu but now owned by General Motors. The engine is used in Europe by GM's Opel subsidiary and by Honda.
The Chevrolet Sail is a supermini car produced by the Chinese-American joint venture, SAIC-GM. Launched in 2001, it was sold as the Buick Sail, both in sedan and wagon form which were both based on Opel Corsa B. Since 2005, as the brand Chevrolet was officially introduced in China, the car received a facelift and its name was changed to Chevrolet Sail and Sail SRV.
The Daewoo Lacetti is a compact car manufactured and marketed globally by GM Korea since 2002.
The Family 1 is a straight-four piston engine that was developed by Opel, a former subsidiary of General Motors and now a subsidiary of PSA Group, to replace the Opel cam-in-head engines for use on mid-range cars from Opel/Vauxhall. Originally produced at the Aspern engine plant, production was moved to the Szentgotthard engine plant in Hungary with the introduction of the DOHC version. GM do Brasil at São José dos Campos, GMDAT at Bupyeong and GM North America at Toluca also build these engines.
Multijet is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' term for its current common rail direct injection turbodiesel engine range. Most of the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia range as well as certain Chrysler, RAM Trucks, Jeep and Maserati vehicles are equipped with Multijet engines. Ownership of some Fiat Multijet designs is shared with General Motors as part of a settlement of the failed merger between the two auto conglomerates. GM Powertrain Torino group in Turin, Italy manages their interest in these engines. Some PSA Peugeot Citroën diesel engines are also rebadged JTD units, and vice versa. Fiat's common rail diesel engine is also known as JTD, an initialism of Jet Turbo Diesel.
The Toyota Tercel is a subcompact car manufactured by Toyota from 1978 to 1999 across five generations, in five body configurations sized between the Corolla and the Starlet. Manufactured at the Takaoka plant in Toyota City, Japan, and sharing its platform with the Cynos and the Starlet, the Tercel was marketed variously as the Toyota Corolla II — sold at Toyota Japanese dealerships called Toyota Corolla Stores — and was replaced by the Platz in 1999. It was also known as the Toyota Corsa and sold at Toyopet Store locations. Starting with the second generation, the Tercel dealership network was changed to Vista Store, as its badge engineered sibling, the Corolla II, was exclusive to Corolla Store locations.
Opel Performance Center (OPC) is a division of the German automobile manufacturer Opel, initially set up as a subsidiary in 1997. The main focus of OPC is the development of performance derivatives of the Opel range, such as the hot hatch Corsa OPC and Astra OPC.
The Family II is a straight-4 piston engine that was originally developed by Opel in the 1970s, debuting in 1979. Available in a wide range of cubic capacities ranging from 1598 to 2405cc, it simultaneously replaced the Opel OHV, Opel CIH and Vauxhall Slant-4 engines, and was GM Europe's core powerplant design for much of the 1980s.
The Opel Insignia is a mid size/large family car engineered and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel. Production of the Insignia began in August 2008, as a replacement for the Vectra and Signum. The vehicle is sold under the Vauxhall marque in the United Kingdom, in Australia as the Holden Commodore, and sold in North America and China as the Buick Regal.
The Chevrolet Agile is a subcompact car that was developed by Chevrolet in Brazil and built in Argentina. Based on the "GPiX Concept" which was introduced at the 2008 São Paulo Auto Show, the Agile went on sale in 2009 and competes with the Volkswagen Fox and similar models. The second generation Chevrolet Montana coupé utility shares the same platform with Agile. The Chevrolet Agile is powered by a Family 1 engine 1.4 L flex-fuel engine.
The Opel Corsa is a supermini car engineered and produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel since 1982. It has been sold under a variety of other brands and also spawned various other derivatives.
The E.torQ is a family of inline-4 gasoline automobile engines produced since 2011 by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Campo Largo, Brazil in the former Tritec factory.
The Chevrolet Onix is a subcompact car launched by American automaker Chevrolet in Brazil at the 2012 São Paulo International Motor Show and the second generation in China at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. In Brazil, it was launched to succeed Chevrolet Corsa and some versions of Chevrolet Celta. Produced in General Motors Brazil’s plants in Gravataí and São Caetano do Sul, the Onix is a five-door hatchback. A sedan version is sold as the Chevrolet Onix Plus in Brazil, and the Onix sedan in Colombia. The Onix was Brazil's best selling car for 59 consecutive months from August 2015 to June 2020, until being usurped by the VW T-Cross in July 2020. The Onix was also Latin America’s best selling car in the year 2018, with sales of over 249,552 units.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chevrolet Celta .|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chevrolet Prisma MkI .|