Daewoo Matiz


Daewoo Matiz is a small city car developed by the South Korean division of General Motors (Daewoo) - GM Korea. Having a Daewoo Matiz 0.8 liter gasoline engine (A08S3 / F8CV) in combination with an automatic transmission or manual transmission, this car has become a modern replacement for the Daewoo Tico car, inheriting the engine and gearbox from it.

The first Daewoo Matiz models were released in 1998 and immediately began to conquer the market among class A cars. The economical and compact Daewoo Matiz of the first generation won the hearts of motorists due to its price, ease of operation, maintenance and ergonomic design, which made it possible to use Daewoo Matiz for both private and commercial purposes. Having a 0.8-liter gasoline distributor engine under the hood (model F8CV) equipped with a manual (manual transmission Daewoo Matiz) or automatic transmission (automatic transmission Daewoo Matiz) from the Japanese company Aisin, it could produce approximately 55 hp.

The second generation of Matiz has been published since 2005. Not only the exterior has undergone changes, but also the engine compartment of the Daewoo Matiz. Having equipped the F8CV engine with an ignition coil, it has now become the A08S3 engine, retaining all its main power indicators and, accordingly, the shape, the seats of the F8CV block. Since 2005, the Daewoo Matiz 0.8 liter has been equipped with an automatic transmission JF405E of the Japanese company Jatco model.

Matiz engine
Automatic transmission Daewoo Miz
  • JF405E
  • aisin


The third generation of the Daewoo Matiz was launched in 2009. Having received significant changes in the design and equipment of power units, it became known as the Chevrolet Spark.

Manual transmission for Daewoo Mati 0.8 liter
  • MT Matiz 0.8