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    Pontiac LeMans (6th gen) 1987-1993

    The Pontiac LeMans was a model name that was applied to subcompact- and intermediate-sized automobiles marketed by Pontiac from 1962 to 1981 (1983 in Canada). Originally a trim upgrade based on the Tempest, it spawned the industry changing signature muscle car, the GTO, in 1964. Manufactured in five generations in the 1960s and '70s, it was replaced by the downsized Pontiac Bonneville for the 1982 model year. From 1988 to 1993 the name was resurrected for a badge-engineered version of the Daewoo LeMans manufactured by Daewoo in South Korea.

    Sixth generation (1987–1993)
    For the 1988 model year, Pontiac revived the LeMans nameplate in North America, replacing the Pontiac 1000 as the smallest Pontiac model line. Marking the switch of the subcompact T-body to front-wheel drive in North America, the LeMans was a captive import of the Daewoo LeMans from South Korea, offered in three-door hatchback and four-door sedan bodystyles (a five-door hatchback was also offered in New Zealand).

    The Daewoo/Pontiac LeMans was a variant of the Opel Kadett E; marketed by Opel/Vauxhall in Europe, Daewoo in Asia, and Chevrolet in Brazil. In Canada, GM rebranded the LeMans to market it through its short-lived Passport and Asüna brands.

    After the 1993 model year, the Pontiac LeMans was withdrawn from the United States and Canada, ending the final use of the nameplate. For 1994, Daewoo updated the LeMans and renamed it the Cielo; the model line was replaced for 1997 by the Daewoo Lanos, sold in North America from 1999 to 2002. In North America, Pontiac returned to the subcompact segment in 2005, marketing a rebadged Chevrolet Aveo four-door in Canada as the Pontiac Wave, replaced by the Pontiac G3 hatchback for 2009; the G3 is marketed in the United States. In 2010 (the final year of Pontiac), the G3 was marketed only in Canada.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Related thread for the Daewoo version:
    Daewoo Cielo/Nexia/LeMans 1986-1997
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    Last edited by Man of Steel; 08-10-2022 at 02:08 PM.

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    Was this not sent to Canada under both the Pontiac and Asüna badges? CDM FTW.
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    Yeah we have some very niche oddities I don't even pay attention to that somehow didn't make it to USA.

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