Two New Concept Cars From GM Daewoo

Daewoo Flex


Along with the launch of the new Daewoo Nubira, GM Daewoo’s new compact four-door saloon for 2003, the company is offering a glimpse of the future at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The theme of GM Daewoo’s stand is Driving Innovation and underlining the company’s desire to become a global industry leader, it has revealed two new concept cars – Oto and Flex.

Oto and Flex – lifestyle products for a new generation of Daewoo drivers
These two new concept cars represent GM Daewoo’s vision of the future where escape from ever increasing congestion will drive lifestyle features and flexibility within the cabin, helping to retain the enjoyment of motoring. The Oto represents a unique combination of sports coupe and sport utility vehicle (SUV). Flex is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV); with its flexible seating arrangements it is ideal for the growing family and is fully equipped with the latest information technology systems.

Oto – sporty on the tarmac and tough off the beaten track

GM Daewoo introduces its vision of a lifestyle vehicle for the future with Oto. This crossover all-terrain vehicle blends the responsiveness and excitement of driving a sports coupe with the robust body structure of an SUV to deliver a combination of sharp and exciting on-road handling with powerful off-road capability.

Contemplating the diversity of future lifestyles, Oto takes versatility and comfort to a new level. The interior is designed for maximum flexibility. In addition to its versatile seating, passengers can optimise interior space by folding in armrests and other convenience features when not in use.

In addition, operations such as starting the engine, opening and closing doors, and operating audio-visual systems via a pop-up wide screen, can all be activated with a simple, single remote control. And using the latest information technology systems, Oto delivers navigation with live traffic information directly to the instrument panel to make driving easier and safer.

The wedge-shaped exterior is aerodynamically designed in line with its sports car performance characteristics and sophisticated structures maximise overall robustness and safety. The new vertical front grille provides a proud and distinguished look, in keeping with its rugged off-road stance.

Oto uses GM Daewoo’s transversely mounted robust in-line 6-cylinder engine, providing performance with efficiency and coupling saloon car refinement with the tough demands of an SUV.

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Published 23 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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