With plans to reintroduce Daewoo cars to the U.S. market this year, the newly established GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Ltd. (GMDAT) plans to leverage multiple brands, say published reports from South Korea.

Daewoo’s Kalos could come to U.S. as the Chevy Aveo.

The auto maker reportedly intends to send its Magnus – which was sold in the U.S. as a Daewoo Leganza – and new Lacetti sedan (which replaced the Nubira in the Daewoo lineup) to the U.S., where they will be sold under the Suzuki badge. Suzuki Motor Corp. is 20%-owned by GMDAT parent General Motors Corp.

The Suzuki-badged Daewoos are set to bow Feb. 12 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Additionally, it appears Chevrolet soon will get a Daewoo vehicle – most likely the new Kalos subcompact. Sources tell Ward's the Kalos will be dubbed the Aveo, a name trademarked by GM, for the U.S. market.

President D. Nick Reilly says GMDAT plans initially to introduce four models to the U.S. market: the Magnus, Lacetti, Kalos and Rezzo multi-purpose vehicle. Combined, the vehicles will sell at least 100,000 units annually, he says (see related story: Daewoo Cars May Hit U.S. This Year).