The Daewoo Lanos began production in 1997 and ended in 2002, shortly after Daewoo Motors was bought out by GM. The car has E-TEC14 engines and front-wheel drive. It is equipped with 256mm front brake rotors and 22mm master cylinders and has D16 long ratio transmissions. The Daewoo Lanos came in four different body styles, including hatchback, convertible, and sedan. With each variation, there are different numbers of doors ranging from two to five.
The Daewoo Lanos has appeared in no fewer than thirty-two films and television productions, most infamously as the car driven by Danny McBride’s character, Red in the 2008 film Pinapple Express. In the film, Red drives the car through a barn wall and kills Craig Robinson’s villainous character Matheson, crushing him between the car and a parked truck. This scene resulted in Red shouting the memorable line, “You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos Mothafucka!”