The Daewoo Matiz, created on the basis of the 1992 Lucciola prototype, went into production in 1998 and went on to become a long seller during the course of its 10 year life span.
1997 saw the production of the d’Arts, an ultra-deluxe preseries outfit. The two-tone bodywork was enhanced by chrome inserts on the wheel arch, bumper, grille, handles and door mirrors. This theme was resumed inside on the glass holders and ventilation outlets while the steering wheel was leather-trimmed.
The spoked wheels were a homage to the sports cars of the 1940s. The standard overproduction engine was a 796 cc, 56 hp 3 cylinder unit, ideal for driving around town with an eco-friendly approach.