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How A Daewoo Became A Buick Became An Opel Became A Buick Became A Daewoo:

GM's large international operation and the popularity of Buick in China leads to some strange intercontinental platform sharing. We untangle part of the mess below.

Currently, Buick is selling the Daewoo Lacetti-based Buick Excelle in China. Yes, this is the same car the Suzuki Forenza( United States) was based on. But this is getting replaced! Not by a Daewoo product, but rather by the Buick Ying Lang, which is going to be a rebadged Opel Astra likely built on the Delta II platform. If it is Delta II then this will also be a relative of the Chevy Volt.

And what happens to Daewoo? They're going to be getting a new sedan that's basically a re-badged 2010 Buick LaCrosse, which is built on the Epsilon II platform that underpins the new Opel Insignia and Saab 9-5.

We hope this clears everything up.



Daewoo LaCrosse Spy Photos:


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How is this much different than

Volvo S80 becoming the basis for the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable/Lincoln MKS/Ford Flex

Land Rover being the basis for a Volvo

Mazda being the basis for the Volvo S40

Mazda being the basis for the Fusion/Milan/MKS

Ford being the basis for the Mazda Tribute

An old, slowly dying, Ford platform, being the basis for new Jaguar <DEW98 - XF)

An old E-class platform going to Chrysler and Dodge only to then eventually underpin a new large Alfa Romeo

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