First established as National Motor in 1937, it was renamed Saenhara Motor in 1962 which assembled and sold the Datsun Bluebird 310 series under their own name. It was renamed again in 1965 as Shinjin Motor which included a range of rebadged Toyota models such as the Crown and the Publica. In 1976, it was renamed once again to Saehan Motors which sold rebranded GM models such as Holden Toranas. In 1982, the Daewoo Group gained control and renamed the brand once more to Daewoo Motor and until 1996, sold models based on GM Models and in that year, Daewoo introduced their first real car – the Lanos, designed jointly by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Italdesign using a 3 part grille similar to that of the logo. The Nubira and the Leganza soon followed. 1998 came the introduction of their most well known model – the Matiz which proved to be their best selling car for the next four years.