Daewoo Lacetti

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The Daewoo Lacetti is a compact car made by the South Korean automaker GM Daewoo since 2002. The first generation Lacetti was available as a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback or a five-door station wagon. The sedan and wagon were designed by Pininfarina, and the hatchback by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The hatchback, known as Lacetti-5 in South Korea, was introduced in summer 2003. A facelift version was released in 2005.

In 2008 the second generation Lacetti launched, being a badge engineered version of the Chevrolet Cruze.

In Australia and New Zealand, the Daewoo Lacetti was briefly sold between 2003 and 2004 as a four-door sedan. During the ‘Asian Economic Crisis’, Daewoo became technically insolvent and the company withdrew from the Australian market.

From 2005, the Lacetti (sedan and wagon) and Lacetti 5 were sold together as the Holden Viva. It was introduced at around the same time as the Daewoo Kalos-based Holden Barina. Unlike the current Barina, however, the Viva is meant to be below the premium Holden Astra as a budget alternative.