Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daily Kor for January 20, 2011:
See the ROK in your Chevrolet!

It's been talked about here and here, and it looks like GM has finally done it: It has decided to scrap the Daewoo name in GM Daewoo and rename it GM Korea to reflect the global company of which it is a crucial part, and then rebadge most Daewoo vehicles as Chevrolets. And this kinda makes sense, as a great deal of GM's R&D happens in Korea, and one-fourth of all Chevrolets sold around the world are made in Korea.

And let's face it, the name Daewoo still has the air of death to it. (And speaking of defunct cars, I just got done paying $900 to have the timing belt and a few other belts replace don my Honda Passport, which was built in an Isuzu factory in Indiana.)
  1. General Motors rebrands GM Daewoo vehicles as Chevrolet (Reuters, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  2. Twitter makes Korean its seventh language (PC Magazine, Joongang Daily)
  3. South Korea positive on outcome of PRC-US summit (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • Hu and Obama call on North Korea to stop provocations and stick to commitment to denuclearize (Yonhap, Korea Times)
    • China reportedly cut off oil to North Korea to prevent further attack on South (Korea Times
  4. Boeing in talks with Korean Air over delivery of first 787 Dreamliners (Reuters)
  5. Hyundai unveils latest version of Grandeur/Azera (Korea Herald)
  6. Samsung buys Dutch panel maker Liquavista (WSJ)
  7. Models show off Sungman's latest iCantbelieveitsnotaniphone (PC World)

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