Having taken control of Ssangyong in late 1997, Daewoo put the
four wheel drive back on the Australian market, now no longer through
dealers, but badged as a Daewoo and being sold through Daewoo dealerships.
There has been a change of features to simplify the range and reduce prices:
e.g. ABS brakes are no longer offered.
went back on sale, October 1998.
It was discontinued (au) in May 2000;
no manufacturer has been able to make a real success
of selling a larger short wheel base 4WD in Australia.
having bought Ssangyong in 1997,
Daewoo itself got into financial problems by late 1999
and will probably have to sell its vehicle building section.
GM, Ford and possibly other groups are looking to buy.
2000 November 9: Daewoo declared bankrupt. GM ~ Fiat are still thought to be interested in buying the company.
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