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DAEWOO Matiz Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 1998
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Hatchback
 

2005 - 2009

Introduced as an upgrade for the Daewoo brand, the Matiz was designed by Giugiaro as a possible replacement for the Fiat 500. The Italian carmaker rejected the project, and Daewoo bought it instead. As a result, it launched the Matiz in 1998. In 2002, General Motors bought the Korean carmaker and pushed for a second generation, which it launched in 2005. Daewoo vastly improved the Matiz over...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  DAEWOO Matiz 0.8L 5MT (52 HP)

  DAEWOO Matiz 1.0L 5MT (67 HP)

2001 - 2005

Originally a 90's project by ItalDesign destined to become FIAT's new Cinquecento, the Matiz was stylistically based on the ItalDesign Luciolla. FIAT rejected the concept so Giugiaro went to Daewoo with it. The production version closely resembled the 1993 prototype, apart from adding rear doors and slight cosmetic touches. At first, there was only one engine available: a 0.8 liter thr...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  DAEWOO Matiz 0.8L 5MT (52 HP)

  DAEWOO Matiz 1.0L 5MT (64 HP)

1998 - 2007

The Korean car was the tiniest in the small car segment, however, it was still in a 5-door shape. While it was short in length, there Matiz was pretty tall, offering plenty of headroom, as well as a comfortable driving position that gave the impression of a car in a larger class. Decent amount of headroom and legroom in the back, as well as a decent load area was offered. The trunk space c...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  DAEWOO Matiz 0.8L 5MT (52 HP)

  DAEWOO Matiz 1.0L 5MT (64 HP)