The Kalos Dream
In early 2000, the Aveo and all its cousins were but a dream -- the Kalos Dream in fact.
GM hadn't appeared on the horizon as Daewoo's savior, and the financial situation was grim.
In many articles detailing the struggling Daewoo, the Kalos Dream show car was considered as much a pipe dream as anything... an uncertain end to a very certain financial nightmare.
Daewoo first presented the original Kalos Dream I at the Paris 2000 Motor Show:
At 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show Daewoo previewed Kalos Dream II
I'm not quite sure what they were thinking with the front and rear clips, but they seemed to have kept an open mind:
At Geneva 2002, Kalos Dream II again:
By March of 2003 at the Genva Show, the pre-production KALOS... nolonger a dream (notice the very interesting front nose treatment -- which seems to have presaged the big Audi and VW face treatments.)
The little Aveo and all its other iterations played a significant role in the ongoing vitality of Daewoo -- til GM could swoop it up and ride into the sunset... where we are now.