The Daewoo Matiz was the final outcome of the Lucciola project, introduced in 1992 as a research prototype.
The Matiz, a compact MPV, decidedly revolutionised the very concept of city-car. Within a length of just 3.5 metres, it offered liveable space for five passengers and offered all the comforts of a higher segment cars.
At the 1992 Turin motor show, the Lucciola was introduced as a car prototype for recreational use designed mainly for town traffic.
The challenge was to concentrate attributes formerly exclusive to a higher segment cars within a car of very compact size: five seats, five doors and the ability to pass crash tests.
A few years later, the chairman of Daewoo came across the Lucciola when he was searching for a project of this type to launch. The determination and conviction of Daewoo made it possible to create the Matiz, a city car that won major commercial success, as borne out by sales of 2,500,000 in 10 years.