Blog: Glenn BrooksNotes from a small island (Part 3)

Glenn Brooks | 17 November 2011

Boot, wheel centres and grille badges were all swapped

Boot, wheel centres and grille badges were all swapped

It now transpires that the swapping of badges on cars in Korea is not an occasional thing. After I saw a Chevrolet logo on the bonnet of a Kia Enterprise on my last visit, plus lots of cases of older Daewoos with Chevy bowties, I've now seen something altogether different: here's a Chevrolet Epica (Daewoo Tosca) that I saw parked by Unseo train station, rebranded as a Holden!

It's not a case of this Korean-built model being re-imported from Australia, either - the car I saw was left-hand drive. Maybe Holden has a kind of foreign-cool cachet in these parts, who knows?


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