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UzDaewooAuto (Uzbek: O'z-DeuAvto) was a joint venture founded in 1992 between the Uzbek state owned UzAvtosanoat and the South Korean headquartered, American owned GM Korea. The company began production of vehicles on 19 July 1996,[1] at the new assembly plant located in Asaka.[2] UzDaewooAuto produced cars under Daewoo brand from 1996 to 2008. GM Uzbekistan is succeeder of UzDaewooAuto since 2008.

The company produced vehicles under the brand name Uz-Daewoo[2][3] and is increasingly important in the markets of the CIS area.[4] The initiative to establish the Uzbek automobile industry goes back to the early 1990s and the administration of State President Islam Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov.[5]





GM Uzbekistan[edit]

Main article: GM Uzbekistan

Following Daewoo's collapse in 2001, and resulting change of ownership, GM Uzbekistan was eventually established in March 2008 as a new replacement joint venture, and the Nexia and Matiz were sold under the Chevrolet badge together with an extended range of GM Korea Chevrolet models produced at the Asaka factory. The joint venture is owned by Uzavtosanoat JSC (75%) and General Motors Corporation (25%).[6] GM Uzbekistan produced 106,334 units during the first half of 2011.[7]


  1. ^ "UzAvtosanoat - The Millionth Car". 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Uz-Daewoo history page". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Company GM Uzbekistan (Uz-Daewoo)". 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Uz-Daewoo; about us". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Uzbek Carmakers Produce a Millionth Car at Asaka Plant". 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Uzavtosanoat website". Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Ozarbay̆zhon Ŭzbekystondan Chevrolet-Captiva sotyb olady". Ozodlik radiosi (in Uzbek). 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 

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