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Old 24th June 2014, 23:01   #91
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Just tumbled upon this video showcasing the growth of Daewoo Motor in its heydays and a video on the original matiz.



And another one. Both of these videos also show the Indian plant.

Also, this makes for worth seeing some cool pics.

http://oldcar-korea.tistory.com/351

http://www.drivingandlife.com/2012/0...an-cherry.html
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Few days back, a known person dealing in scrap got a chance to visit the plant to check the remains. The story is that Argentum abandoned the plant in 2013 and it has been lying in possession of court ever since. The scrap either has now been auctioned or may be auctioned soon, and soon, this plant will be history. Now, there is news that labour union is not allowing movements of any property outside the premises. Whats the real truth, is unknown, but, some new sights have been uncovered, as early as mid jan 2015.

These pics were posted in a facebook group page also, and have been sourced from there.

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daewoo lanos (lower C segment sedan) and tacuma rotting

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bodyshells of final edition matiz, called matiz 2002

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few imported-from-korea engine components

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Thats the bodyshell of matiz II, a facelift of original matiz which daewoo had planned to launch in India once crisis got over, but that never happened. Instead, we got matiz III aka the chevrolet spark.

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These pics were posted in a facebook group page also, and have been sourced from there.
Look at that! It seems Daewoo would have had a good run in India if the crisis in the parent company hadn't crippled its operations here. It's a pity to look at all those components and body in white shells in this condition.

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daewoo lanos (lower C segment sedan) and tacuma rotting
Apart from the Matiz that was loved by almost everybody, this was one sedan I was eagerly looking forward to see on Indian roads. I'm sure the Lanos would have given a tough fight to the Ikons and Accents of those days.

- This pic made me feel nostalgic. Thanks again for posting.
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The engine components / body shells for the Matiz - wouldnt it be a good idea for Chevrolet to pick these up and refurbish and use some of them on the Spark??
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The engine components / body shells for the Matiz - wouldnt it be a good idea for Chevrolet to pick these up and refurbish and use some of them on the Spark??
Hm... and can later issue a recall for "rusting"...
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