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Reborn under Holden, Daewoo replaces its Nubira small car with the Lacetti sedan

27 May 2004

A RESURGING Daewoo under GM has a host of interesting new models coming our way in the next three years, including a refreshed Matiz and a long overdue replacement for the now dead mid-sized Leganza. But the Holden-controlled South Korean firm’s renaissance began in earnest with last year’s Kalos light car and – especially – the Toyota Corolla-rivalling Lacetti. Ousting the six-year-old Nubira, the Lacetti introduces the J200 platform that will soon underpin an attractive five-door hatchback, four-door wagon and – come late 2005 – a four-wheel drive SUV in the mould of the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail. So the J200 Lacetti has got to be good.
Model release date: 1 September 2003 to 1 December 2004

Previous model

Daewoo Nubira sedan

Released: June 1997
Ended: May 2003
Family Tree: Lacetti

DAEWOO'S Nubira small car first made it Down Under in June 1997 as both the Nubira SX sedan and the Nubira SX Eurowagon, both powered by a 78kW/145Nm 1.6. After adding other variants, including a 1.6 five-door and the 98kW/185Nm 2.0 Nubira CDX sedan in May 1998, a revised Series II Nubira X range appeared in 1999.

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