Car reviews - Daewoo - Lanos - Sport 3-dr hatch
With the Daewoo Lanos, the more you spend, the less you get - proof: Lanos Sport
29 Mar 2001
HYUNDAI Excel, Proton Satria, Kia Mentor, Daewoo Lanos - all are striving players in the teeming entry level new car market where the ruling factor is price, and price alone. The Daewoo Lanos has been struggling for attention in the class but a recent upgrade should make more people take notice. Top of the new line is a three-door Sport version that gets a bigger engine, a tidy body kit and jazzy interior in an attempt at hot-hatch classification. The latest car is certainly better on the road than its predecessor with improved suspension and more engine response but it is no Peugeot 206 GTi. And, like many small cars today, it is not exactly cheap either.
Model release date: 1 November 1999 to 1 March 2003
Did you know?Lanos development began in 1993, about a year after Daewoo ended its joint-venture with General Motors
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The Lanos replaced the Opel-based Cielo that replaced the creatively titled 1.5-litre Daewoo 1.5. The Cielo was created by doing a quick nose and tail job on the 1.5 and was essentially a primitive car by the standards of the day. 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks and a 4-door sedan were offered.
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