Daewoo is not one of the better known automobile manufacturers in most of the world, since it only briefly attempted to compete outside of Korea using its own brand name and models. Currently, Daewoo mostly manufacturers other brand models for export. The 2001 Daewoo Lanos serves as a compact model in a sedan or hatchback body style. With a fairly robust list of features and elegant styling, the model offers a potential bargain for someone in the market for a low-priced vehicle.
Beyond being extremely nimble in turns, the Daewoo Lanos does not have much to offer besides a low price tag. The Lanos Sport or the Lanos S with the premium package offer an adequate amount of amenities, although the stock Lanos S includes little standard equipment. There are other options for this style of vehicle and many outperform the Lanos.
Body Styles: sedan, hatchback
Engines: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Daewoo Lanos S, Daewoo Lanos Sport
The 2001 Daewoo Lanos Sport starts as a new model this year. Pacific Blue Mica and Red Rock Mica provide new paint colors. Super Red and Black Mica are also new, but only available on the Lanos Sport. The Lanos S offers a new premium package.
The Daewoo Lanos comes as a sedan or a two-door hatchback. The sedan measures 166.8 inches long and the hatchback stretches 160.4 inches long, making both options very compact models. The styling of the 2001 Daewoo Lanos looks curved and graceful—surprising for such a low-price vehicle. Otherwise, the Lanos has no exceptional features.
The basic amenities offered in the Daewoo Lanos seem unimpressive. The only notable feature in the 2001 Daewoo Lanos S is an AM/FM radio. The Daewoo Lanos Sport also includes leather and cloth seats, power locks, power heated mirrors, air-conditioning, leather trim, and a CD player. The optional premium package for the Lanos S brings it in line with the Lanos Sport in terms of amenities.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Daewoo Lanos offers average performance. The engine seems average for a vehicle of its size, so the acceleration remains adequate, but offers nothing impressive. The turning and maneuverability fare well. Not a whole lot of vehicles turn as nimbly as the Lanos, especially in this low price range. The well-tuned suspension makes cornering even better as a result.
The Daewoo Lanos features dual front airbags and electronic brake force distribution as standard safety equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
Daewoo Lanos four-speed automatic: 20/30 mpg city/highway
Daewoo Lanos five-speed manual: 22/32 mpg city/highway
- Low price
- Nice styling
- Low demand results in lower used prices
- Sedan and hatchback options
You Won't Like
- Cheap build quality
- Poor resale potential
Value from the bargain bin.
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