Whether you consider the Optra 5 a Hatchback or a 5-door vehicle, it offers a motoring experience with features that make it one of the most desirable Hatchbacks in its segment. Offering many great standard features, the Optra 5 provides for a comfortable and safe drive, supported by an anti-locking brake system. Its 60/40 split rear seat design is an asset that most owners will appreciate!
The Optra 5 Making an Impression in Canada
Available in Canada but not in the USA, the Chevrolet Optra 5 is a vehicle that meets and suits the demands and conditions of this environment. Although compact in overall size the Optra 5 offers an interior that is relatively spacious and with reasonable fuel efficiency. This car is imported from Korea but is sold and supported by the General Motors network of Chevrolet dealers. This means that service and parts for the model are easily obtainable throughout the country.
The Chevrolet Optra 5 hatchback follows the practical aspects of its design in comparison to the sedan version. This is contributed to by the increased size and versatility of the cargo access area, which is a particular benefit due to the fact of a hatchback being the same or shorter in length than the related sedan model.
Standard Performance Advantages
Power is provided by a 2.0 litre, and DOHC 4-cylinder engine, linked to a 5-speed manual transmission. This is standard equipment with the Chevrolet Optra 5 as is the AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and the 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks. Into this standard feature list, you can add front fog lamps, 38 cm tires, disc brakes on all four wheels and a rear wiper/washer.
Although air conditioning is an option, for some reason it is not available with the optional 4-speed automatic transmission. However, the Chevrolet Optra 5 LS version is available with the air-conditioning unit and automatic transmission!
Options with the Optra 5 Hatchback
A further option for buyers is the benefit of anti-lock brakes available with the base model. Moving up to the Chevrolet Optra 5 LS version; added as standard is the benefit of air conditioning, power windows and door locks and heated mirrors. In addition, you can look forward to a speed-sensitive power steering application and remote keyless entry. Looking at the fuel efficiency side of the Optra 5, it reportedly offers 10.6 L/100 km during city driving and 7.2 L/100 km if you are on the highway!
Being objective, the Chevrolet Optra 5 is a vehicle of convenience, which will either appeal to your particular driving lifestyle or not! This hatchback is a vehicle of contrasts, which makes for an interesting decision-making process.