The 0.8-liter Daewoo F8CV engine was produced at the company’s factories from 1991 to 2018 and was installed on many budget cars, but is best known as the main Daewoo Matiz engine. This power unit was based on the Suzuki F8B and is known as the A08S3 on Chevrolet models.
Daewoo is one of the largest South Korean chaebols (financial and industrial groups). The company was founded on March 22, 1967 under the name Daewoo Industrial. It was liquidated by the South Korean government in 1999, but individual divisions continued to operate as separate enterprises within the General Motors concern.
The engine index consists of a pair of numbers and Latin letters: one before and several after:
- The numbers indicate the working volume of this motor in liters multiplied by ten;
- Combinations of letters CV, MF, MS and SE indicate the name of a particular family of units;
- Additional letters S or D before and after the name of the series – SOHC or DOHC, respectively.
The 1.0-liter Daewoo F10CV or LA2 engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 2002 to 2016 and was installed only on the most compact model of the Korean company Matiz mini hatchback. Exactly the same motor, but with a different firmware, was installed on the Chevrolet Spark under the B10S1 index.
The 1.5-liter 8-valve Daewoo G15MF engine was produced by the concern from 1994 to 2008 and was installed on the most massive Nexia model and for some time on Espero. This power unit has become widespread in some automotive markets.
The 1.5-liter 16-valve Daewoo A15MF engine was produced by the company from 1994 to 2008 and was installed on a number of popular models of the Korean concern, such as Nexia and Espero. The power unit officially appeared in some automotive markets only after 2002.
The 1.5-liter 8-valve Daewoo A15SMS engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 2016 and was installed on the popular Lanos, Nexia, and Chevrolet Aveo models under the F15S3 index. This power unit is essentially a modernized version of the famous G15MF motor.
The 1.6-liter 16-valve Daewoo A16DMS engine was produced by the company from 1997 to 2002 and was installed on several fairly popular models, such as Lanos, Tacuma, Nubira. This power unit, after modernization in 2002, received a completely different index F16D3.
The 1.8-liter 16-valve Daewoo T18SED engine was assembled from 2002 to 2007 in South Korea and was installed only on a couple of platform models: Lacetti and Nubira in J200 bodies. This motor was a clone of the Opel X18XE power unit and gave way to the newer F18D3.
The 2.0-liter 16-valve Daewoo X20SED engine was produced by the concern from 1997 to 2008 and was installed on most of the concern’s models of its time, such as Leganza, Nubira and Lacetti. This power unit is essentially an upgraded version of the Opel X20XEV engine.
The 2.2-liter 16-valve Daewoo T22SED engine was assembled from 1997 to 2002 for the US market and was installed only on the American modification of the rather popular Leganza model. This power unit is inherently a variation of the well-known Opel X22XE engine.
The 2.5-liter Chevrolet X25D1 or LF4 engine was produced from 2000 to 2014 at a Korean plant and was installed on relatively large concern models such as Epica and Evanda. The XK-6 range of 6-cylinder units was developed jointly by Daewoo and Porsche.
The 2.0-liter Chevrolet X20D1 or LF3 engine was produced from 2006 to 2014 in Korea and was installed on a number of large models of the concern, but is best known for Epica sedans. This 6-cylinder unit was developed by Daewoo with the participation of Porsche engineers.
The 1.5-liter Chevrolet B15D2 or L2C engine has been produced at the Korean plant since 2012 and is installed on a number of budget models of the company, such as Cobalt and Spin. He is also known to many car owners for the Daewoo Gentra sedan.
The 1.2-liter Chevrolet B12S1 or LY4 engine was produced in South Korea from 2002 to 2011 and was installed on many popular budget models of the concern, such as Aveo and Kalos. This power unit in a number of sources appears under a completely different index F12S3.
The 1.0-liter Chevrolet B10D1 or LMT engine has been produced by the Korean branch of GM since 2009 and installs this engine in its most compact models, such as the Spark or Matiz. This power unit has a modification that runs on liquefied gas in a number of markets.
The 1.0-liter Chevrolet B10S1 or LA2 engine was produced from 2002 to 2009 in South Korea and was installed on the smallest models of the company, such as Spark or Matiz. The version of the power unit before 2004 is seriously different and is often referred to simply as the B10S.