GM Daewoo Matiz Wins Energy Grand Prix Award

GM Daewoo Matiz Wins Energy Grand Prix Award  
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Green, Hatchbacks, News, General Motors
on 07/20/2007

Source: General Motors GM

The GM Daewoo Matiz mini-car has won the Energy Grand Prix award presented by Consumers Korea. Founded in 1983, Consumers Korea is a non-profit organization that helps protect the interests of local consumers. Since 1997, it has annually presented the Energy Winner Awards, honoring products and organizations that contribute to the saving of energy. The three most energy-efficient products and activities are honored with the Energy Grand Prix award.

During this year’s 11th Energy Winner Awards, winners were selected in five categories: Green Equipment, Green Lighting, Green Building/Architecture, Energy-Efficient Vehicle and Energy-Saving Activity. GM Daewoo was presented its award during an official ceremony today

“The Energy Grand Prix award proves once again the outstanding value offered by the Matiz,” said GM Daewoo Vice President of Engineering Steve Clarke. “The Matiz epitomizes GM Daewoo’s engineering capability and accumulated technology in developing fuel-efficient, practical mini vehicles, which have been awarded by GM appointing GM Daewoo to be the global base for the development of its mini cars.”

Since its launch in 1998, more than 2 million Matiz cars have been sold around the world. The best-selling mini-car in Korea and abroad, the Matiz has received numerous awards. They include the Auto Design Award from IBCAM and Best Mini-Car from Italy’s Automobile. The Matiz also has finished first in its segment in surveys carried out by J.D. Power & Associates in Mexico, China and India.

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology was established in 2002. It has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. In addition, GM Daewoo provides market and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM facilities in China, Thailand, India, Colombia and Venezuela. In 2006, GM Daewoo sold in Korea and exported more than 1.5 million vehicles. GM Daewoo vehicles are now offered in more than 150 markets on six continents under several GM Group brands. Imported GM products from the Cadillac and Saab premium brands are sold in Korea through GM AutoWorld retailers.

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