Daewoo was founded in 1967 but didn’t become a major contributor to the auto market until 1978 when Daewoo Motors was established. The company’s roots throughout the 1970s are muddled, as the company changed names and direction several times, but they began producing vehicles under the GM platform in the mid-1970s. In 1982 the Daewoo Group acquitted Daewoo Motors Co.

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