The Daewoo Motors is a South Korean car maker that was established in 1978 and is part of the Daewoo Group.The very first Daewoo vehicle manufactured was the 1986 Daewoo LeMans. It was based on the Opel Kadette. The 3-door versions were called Racer, and 5-door Penta-5. These cars were sold worldwide and was Daewoo Motors’ greatest successes.
In 1990, the Espero was created. It initiated a tradition at Daewoo Motor models created by Italian designers. In 1991, Daewoo Heavy Industries(DHI) introduced the Ticomini car, the Damasminivan, Labomini pickup, Tico, Damas and Labo.
In 1992, the joint-venture with GM ended, leaving Daewoo Motor an independent company. In 1994, Daewoo started importing the second generation Honda Legend to replace the discontinued flagship Imperial, under the name of Arcadia.
The first "real" Daewoo Motor product, the Lanos, was introduced in late 1996. 1998 was also the introduction of one of Daewoo Motor's best known car: the Matiz. In 1999, Daewoo presented the Magnus, which was a development of the existing Leganza. The Rezzominivanwas introduced in early 2000. Matiz, Lanos and Nubira got a mid-life facelift in 2001, becoming Matiz II, Lanos II and Nubira II. In 2002, the L6 Magnus was introduced, equipped with Daewoo's first straight-six engine, with new front grill and lamps — and Daewoo also presented the Kalossubcompact to replace the Lanos.