The story is 21 years long: Daewoo Matiz is coming to an end

Official representatives of the General Motors in Uzbekistan reported that in July 2018 the Chevrolet Matiz model will be removed from the assembly line. The decision to stop mass production of the small car is due to “moral and technical obsolescence of the model.” Recall that for the first time Matiz made his debut on the market in 1997 under the Daewoo brand, while in his native Korea, the car stopped collecting in 2003. In consequence, the front-drive hatchback was sold under some other brands. So, in Poland the subcompact was known as FSO Matiz, and in Mexico – as Pontiac Matiz. Serial production of the model at the Asaka automobile plant in Uzbekistan started in August 2001. In the local market, the car was sold as Chevrolet Matiz, and for export it was supplied as Daewoo. Initially, Matiz was available exclusively with a 0.8-liter engine with a capacity of 51 hp, but then GM GM assembled cars with a 64-liter unit and automatic transmission. The truth from the latter in due course had to be abandoned because of the introduction of more stringent economics. In 2015, the model went under the wing of the brand Ravon, but Ravon Matiz sold for a short time. Local legislation required the installation of an ABS car and an ERA-GLONASS system, but the modernization of the car would lead to a serious increase in prices, so the midget left the market in 2016.

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