VERITAS LATEST VE OFFSPRING
THE VE Commodore project has just spawned another baby— a Statesman-based export car called the Daewoo Veritas.
It will be shipped to South Korea as a luxury headliner for Daewoo, which is best known for its value-driven small cars and the Captiva SUV.
The Veritas has slightly different styling but is mechanically identical to its Holden brother, though it has a 3.6-litre Alloytec V6 engine.
The new Holden export program was announced last week after the successful display of a Statesman-based teaser, called the L4X show car, at the Seoul Motor Show last year.
‘‘Exports are an increasingly important part of our business and Veritas again proves we have the capability to design, engineer and build vehicles for a wide range of consumers and markets,’’ GMHolden chairman Mark Reuss says.
Veritas is the second Statesman to make the trip to South Korea. The previousgeneration WL was sold as the GM Daewoo Statesman from 2005, resulting in almost 2000 sales.