Daewoo Motor Co car production in Poland decreased 69.6% to
19,061 in January-to-June 2001 from 62,688 in January-to-June 2000, according
to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com.

Output from the Warsaw-based firm declined at least 60.0% for
each model, except the Tacuma minivan (which was only launched launched last
December).

The performance appears to be worsening: production in June
alone sank 82.8%.

The contraction reflects the depressed market in Poland –
plus the shaken consumer confidence in Daewoo amid the highly publicised uncertainty
of the Korean brand’s future.

DAEWOO Car Output in Poland – June 2001

Model
June 2000
June 2001
% Change
YTD 2000
YTD 2001
% Change
Lanos 4,276 836 -80.4 21,641 8,289 -61.7
Leganza 158 0 -100.0 239 0 -100.0
Matiz 3,121 839 -73.1 24,422 8,120 -66.8
Nubira 784 52 -93.4 4,250 192 -95.5
Polonez 1,030 185 -82.0 5,567 1,459 -73.8
Tacuma 0 0 0 242
Tico 1,759 0 -100.0 6,569 759 -88.4
TOTAL 11,128 1,912 -82.8 62,688 19,061 -69.6
SOURCE just-auto.com

Output in 2000 output fell 50.2% to 94,540 from 189,921 in
1999. All models slumped at least 30.0%, except Tacuma.

DAEWOO Car Output in Poland – 2000

Model
1999
2000
% Change
Espero
1,956
0
-100.0
Lanos
55,671
38,932
-30.1
Leganza
894
281
-68.6
Matiz
79,993
33,228
-58.5
Nubira
12,343
5,173
-58.1
Polonez
13,235
8,975
-32.2
Tacuma
0
184
Tico
25,829
7,767
-69.9
TOTAL
189,921
94,540
-50.2
SOURCE just-auto.com

The operation in Poland, named Daewoo-FSO Motor SA, also makes
light-commercial vehicles in Nysa, about 315 kilometres (210 miles) southwest
of Warsaw, but no data was available.


Contact Ryan James Tutak, associate editor of just-auto.com
for Eastern Europe:
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