FSO Polonez

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FSO Polonez is a name of a 5-door hatchback produced by FSO in Poland between 3 May 1978 and 22 April 2002 (March 2003 including the pickup truck variant).

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Prototypes[edit]

The Polonez was designed as a successor of the Polski Fiat 125p. It combined a new body with modified engines and mechanicals of Polski Fiat 125p. There were at least four prototypes, three of which were build in 1975 by Centro Stile Fiat. These were known under the name 125PN (PN stands for Polacco Nuova - literally "Polish New"). Each of the three prototypes represented one of the planned variants, the 5-door hatchback, the 3-door hatchback and the 3-door coupe. There was also at least one other prototype of the 5-door hatchback variant which featured a different grill, two rectangular headlamps (the same ones like the ones used in Polski Fiat 125p LUX produced between 1977 and 1978) and slightly different rear.

A small pre-production series was made between November 1977 and April 1978.

FSO Polonez MR'78[edit]

The first serial production model of FSO Polonez has two engine versions: 1300 and 1500. These are powered by modernized engines from Polski Fiat 125p.

FSO Polonez MR'78 in Milicja Obywatelska service[edit]

FSO Polonez 2000 Rally[edit]

FSO Polonez 2000 Rally was a first rally version of FSO Polonez. Although it was made in 1978 right after the beginning of the FSO Polonez production it received homologation for Group IV on 1 January 1979.

On 1 April 1980 FSO Polonez 2000 Rally received homolgation for Group II. As a result several changes were made to the vehicle.

FSO Polonez MR'78 2000[edit]

In 1979, a third engine version was introduced, 2000, powered by the 1995 cc DOHC Fiat engine. It was sold mainly to high ranking government officials. Some examples of FSO Polonez 2000 were used by Milicja Obywatelska and Służba Bezpieczeńska.

Equipment versions of FSO Polonez MR'78[edit]

In 1981 two new equipment versions of FSO Polonez were introduced. The "economy version" and the 1500 X version. The former lacks the black side strips between the front and rear wheels (although the mountings for them are still present therefore it is possible to fit them at a later date and the strips are still present between the wheels and bumpers), the white strips on the bumpers, the foglamps, the luggage facing and the rev counter. It also has simple plastic carpets on the seats and luggage room. The latter was the most luxurious version available. There were several other equipment versions. The better equipped ones have a plastic air intake on the hood and/or a plastic spoiler on the hatch.

FSO Polonez MR'78 export[edit]

Since the beginning of production FSO Polonez was exported extensively like its predecessor, Polski Fiat 125p, to many countries including the People's Republic of China, the United Kingdom, Egypt, France, Yugoslavia, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Finland and many others. The export models differed from the ones sold in Poland as they were in most cases better equipped. There were also other differences, for example the French FSO dealer offered different hubcaps from the ones available in Poland. Some export examples had wipers on the headlights. On the export markets FSO Polonez MR'78 was known under two names: FSO Polonez and FSO Polski. FSO Polonez MR'78 had one export version of note, the FSO Polski 2000 - a version for the Finish market powered by the 1995 cc DOHC Fiat engine.

FSO Polonez 2500 Racing[edit]

In 1978 the first racing version of FSO Polonez, the FSO Polonez 2500 Racing, was created. It is a combination of an engine and mechanicals from Lancia Stratos and a heavily modified body from FSO Polonez.

FSO Polonez 3-D[edit]

In 1980 a 3-door hatchback variant, known as FSO Polonez 3-D (with "3-D" standing for "3-Drzwiowy" - "3-door"), was introduced. It was produced between 1980 and 1983 (approximately 300 examples) in both 1300 and 1500 engine versions. It differs from the standard 5-door hatchback by having 3 doors with side doors being wider than those in 5-door variant and the rear part of the vehicle which included a new rear side window.

FSO Polonez Coupé[edit]

Also in 1981 a 3-door coupe variant, known as FSO Polonez 1500 X Coupé was introduced. It was produced in small series in 1981 and 1983 (upwards of 50 examples in total). 1983 examples are known as FSO Polonez 1.5 X Coupé It is recognizable by having 3 doors with the side ones being wider than those in the 5-door hatchback variant, very wide white pillar in between the side doors and new rear side windows and a characteristic front popularly referred to as "nosek" (diminutive for "nos" - Polish for nose) which most notably lacks the positional lights and front indicators which were moved under the headlights and has a new front grill. As the name suggests the coupe variant includes the equipment from the 1500 X/1.5 X version (depending on the year of production). The 3-D variant can be differentiated from the coupe variant by the fact that it has a standard front and a small separation between the from doors and the rear side windows.

Prototypes of a 2-door pickup truck variant of FSO Polonez MR'78[edit]

Also in 1981, prototypes of a 2-door pickup variant of FSO Polonez were showcased. They were a combination of the front from FSO Polonez 3-D and the rear part of Polski Fiat 125p Pick-up (hence why these prototypes are sometimes refereed to as "FSO Polonez 125p" or "FSO Polonez + 125p", although these are not official names). Additionally a prototype of a 3-axle 2-door pickup truck variant was build in the same year. It is also recognizable by having the same rear lights as the ones used in FSO Warszawa 203/204/223/224/223 K/224 K and ZSD Nysa 521/522.

FSO Polonez Sedan[edit]

In 1982 a prototype of a sedan variant of FSO Polonez, called FSO Polonez Sedan, was build.

FSO Polonez LONG[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'78 also served as a basis for a prototype of a 7-door stretch hatchback variant of FSO Polonez called FSO Polonez LONG.

FSO Polonez MR'83[edit]

In 1983, a new production model of FSO Polonez was introduced, the MR'83. Compared to the MR'78 it has following external differences: the plastic air intake and spoiler were present in all equipment versions (although there are some examples of MR'83 and later versions without the spoiler), the wheel caps were changed to small black ones (the same as the post-April 1983 FSO 125p) and the single chrome external rear-view mirror was replaced by two black plastic ones.

It was at this point that the naming system was also changed. Instead of using approximated engine displacement measured in cubic centimeters (1300, 1500 and 2000) the new naming system used the approximated engine displacement measured in litters (1.3 and 1.5). However this change did not affect the 2000 version which did not had its name changed. The new naming system also includes names of different equipment versions after the approximated engine displacement:

  • 1.3 C/1.5 C - basic version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine. It lacks the side strips (although the mountings for them are still present therefore it is possible to fit them at a later date).
  • 1.3 CE/1.5 CE - basic version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine with electronic ignition.
  • 1.3 L/1.5 L - enriched version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine.
  • 1.3 LE/1.5 LE - enriched version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine with electronic ignition.
  • 1.5 LS - enriched version powered by a powered up 1.5 l engine.
  • 1.5 X - luxurious version powered by 1.5 l engine.
  • 2000 - version powered by a 1995 cc DOHC Fiat engine.

The MR'83 was produced until 1986 despite a new production version being introduced in 1985.

Some examples of FSO Polonez MR'83 received two large rectangular headlamps imported from the German Democratic Republic instead of the usual four small circular ones. These were the same type of headlamps as the ones used in Polski fiat 125p LUX produced between 1977 and 1978. They were at first fitted to the 1.5 X version but later they were instead used in the C versions. These headlamps were occasionally used in later models as well like the first generation FSO Polonez Truck and on MR'83 and later export models.

FSO Polonez MR'83 in Milicja Obywatelska service[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'83 export[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'83 was sold in the export markets under following names: FSO Polonez, FSO Prima and FSO Cruzado.

FSO Polonez MR'83 produced by Nasr[edit]

In 1983 Egyptian automobile manufacturer Nasr began assembling examples of FSO Polonez MR'83 under FSO license, using parts supplied by FSO. As FSO introduced new production versions of FSO Polonez, the versions assembled by Nasr changed accordingly.

FSO Polonez MR'83 2.0 D Turbo[edit]

2.0 D Turbo was a version of FSO Polonez MR'83 powered by Italian VM 1995 cc diesel engine. Approximately 100 examples were produced in 1984.

FSO Polonez 2000 Rally Group B[edit]

On 1 April 1984 FSO Polonez 2000 Rally received homologation for Group B. As a result several changes were made to the vehicle.

FSO Polonez 2000 Turbo[edit]

Also in 1984 another rally version of FSO Polonez, the FSO Polonez 2000 Turbo, was created. It had the bodywork similar to that of FSO Polonez Coupé but lacked the characteristic front and instead had the standard one. There was also a version made out of a standard 5-door variant. Both never received homologation.

FSO Polonez MR'85[edit]

In 1985, a new production model of FSO Polonez was introduced, the MR'85. Compared to the MR'83 it differed externally by having the front from the FSO Polonez Coupé.

FSO Polonez MR'85 export[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'85 was sold in the export markets under following names: FSO Polonez, FSO Prima, FSO Cruzado and FSO Alize.

FSO Polonez MR'86[edit]

In 1986, a new version of FSO Polonez, MR'86, was introduced. Compared to the MR'85 it differed externally by having a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars and black borders on all windows.

Some examples of FSO Polonez MR'86 have the old front from MR'83. This was done because of the occasional lack of the Coupé-like fronts.

FSO Polonez MR'86 export[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'86 was sold in the export markets under following names: FSO Polonez, FSO Prima, FSO Cruzado, FSO Alize and FSO Mistral.

FSO Polonez MR'86 1.6 LE[edit]

Also in the same year, a new version of FSO Polonez was introduced, 1.6 LE, powered by a 1598 cc engine. This version was sold on some export markets under the name FSO Mistral 1600.

Prototypes of a 2-door pickup truck variant of FSO Polonez[edit]

In 1986 work began on a second series of prototypes of a 2-door pickup truck variant of FSO Polonez. Prototypes were made by FSO and PIMot. In 1987 the FSO proposal was approved for production and entered production on 1 January 1988 as FSO Polonez Truck. The PIMot prototypes differed from the FSO prototypes in that they were based on a standard 5-door hatch model rather than the 3-door model on which FSO based its prototypes. Because of that PIMot prototypes had a non standard pillar between the doors and the back of the cabin. The cargo area was also different and was positioned lower. In addition between 1986 and 1989 PIMot worked on a prototype of a 4x4 2-door pickup truck based on its eventually rejected proposal for a 2-door pickup truck variant of FSO Polonez.

FSO Polonez MR'87[edit]

In 1987, a new version of FSO Polonez, MR'87, was created. Compared to the MR'86 it differed externally by having a new hatch with a crease instead of the plastic spoiler.

It was at this point that the naming system was also changed again:

  • 1,3 SCE/1,5 SCE - basic version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine with an electronic ignition and a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.
  • 1.3 SL/1,5 SL - enriched version powered by either 1.3 l or 1.5 l engine with a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.
  • 1.3 SLE/1.5 SLE/1.6 SLE - enriched version powered by either 1.3 l, 1.5 l or 1.6 l engine with an electronic ignition and a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.
  • 1.5 CE - basic version powered by 1.5 l engine with electronic ignition. It lacked a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.
  • 1.5 L - enriched version powered by 1.5 l engine. It lacked a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.
  • 1.5 LE - enriched version powered by 1.5 l engine with electronic ignition. It lacked a third pair of side windows in the C-pillars.

Some examples of FSO Polonez MR'87 have the old front from MR'83. This was done because of the occasional lack of the Coupé-like fronts.

In 1988, a new version of the FSO badge was introduced.

FSO Polonez MR'87 export[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'87 was sold in the export markets under following names: FSO Polonez, FSO Prima, FSO Cruzado, FSO Alize and FSO Mistral.

FSO Polonez 1.5 SLE Turbo and FSO Polonez 1500 Turbo[edit]

In 1987 two new rally versions of FSO Polonez were created: the N-group version (FSO Polonez 1.5 SLE Turbo) and the A-group version (FSO Polonez 1500 Turbo). Serial examples of FSO Polonez could also receive the same Turbo-kit as the one used in FSO Polonez 1.5 SLE Turbo based on special requests.

FSO Polonez Activa[edit]

In 1987 a prototype of FSO Polonez with active suspension, called FSO Polonez Activa, was created. It was based on a serially produced example of FSO Polonez MR'87 without the third pair of side windows in the C-pillars and the front from FSO Polonez MR'83.

FSO Polonez Truck[edit]

Also in 1988, a pickup truck variant of FSO Polonez, the FSO Polonez Truck, entered production. There were several versions depending on the front part of the vehicle. Most examples of FSO Polonez Truck received the front from FSO Polonez MR'83 with either two rectangular headlamps or four circular headlamps (although the latter was produced mainly for export). There were also examples with a Coupé-like front available for a higher price. FSO Polonez Truck had two engine versions: 1.5 E and 1.6 E, the former was powered by a 1.5 l engine and the latter was powered by a 1.6 l engine, both had an electronic ignition. FSO Polonez Truck received a small modernization in 1989 and two new variations in 1992 in addition to the standard model which, since 1992, was known under the name FSO Polonez Truck ST.

FSO Polonez Van[edit]

Between 1987 and 1989 ZSD worked one a prototype of a van variant of FSO Polonez based on FSO Polonez Truck, called FSO Polonez Van. There several different prototypes which differed in small details. The ambulance version was known as FSO Polonez Sanitarka. After the work on this variant ceased in 1989 the prototypes were sold to private owners and can still be seen in and around the city of Nysa.

FSO Polonez MR'89[edit]

In 1989, a new version of FSO Polonez, MR'89, was introduced. Compared to the MR'87 it differs externally by having a new hatch reaching all the way to the bumper, new type of rear lights as well as its side indicators placed horizontally and moved further back. A small number of examples of FSO Polonez MR'89 have the old front from MR'83 though with horizontally placed side indicators.

FSO Polonez MR'89 in service with Policja[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'89 export[edit]

FSO Polonez MR'89 was sold in the export markets under following names: FSO Polonez, FSO Prima II, FSO Cruzado, FSO Alize and FSO Mistral.

FSO Polonez MR'89 2.0 SLE[edit]

In 1990 a new version of FSO Polonez, 2.0 SLE, was introduced. It is powered by a 2.0 l Ford engine from Ford Sierra. Approximately 500 examples were produced.

FSO Polonez Truck[edit]

Examples of FSO Polonez Truck produced between 1989 and 1992 have side indicators moved further back just like FSO Polonez MR'89 does. In 1992 two new variations were introduced, LB and DC. The former has a longer cargo compartment and the latter has a larger cabin with two rows of seats. Shortly after a new generation of FSO Polonez Truck with features of FSO Polonez Caro MR'91 entered production.

FSO Polonez Caro MR'91[edit]

In 1991 the production of 1295 cc engines ceased and a new production version, FSO Polonez Caro, was introduced. It differed from the previous ones mostly by the new front with two large headlamps, large front indicators and different bumpers. The initial version produced between June 1991 and August 1993 was later known as FSO Polonez Caro MR'91 as a new production version, FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 was introduced in 1993.

FSO Polonez Caro initially had 4 engine versions:

  • 1.5 GLE/1.6 GLE/2.0 GLE - version powered by either 1.5 l, 1.6 l or 2.0 l engine with an electronic ignition.
  • 1.9 GLD - version powered by a 1905 cc Citroen diesel engine.

Please note that "G" stands for the modernized body which all examples of FSO Polonez Caro had. Also all versions of FSO Polonez Caro are "enriched" as indicated by "L" letter in the names because the C version was no longer produced.

Some examples of FSO Polonez Caro have orange front indicators instead of the usual white ones:

FSO Polonez Caro Combi[edit]

Due to the FSO Polonez lineup still lacking the station wagon variant FSO devised a stopgap measure which consisted of creating a new hatch which was sold separately and could be fitted to any example of FSO Polonez Caro or MR'89. It was produced since 1991. The examples of FSO Polonez Caro with this new hatch are known under the name FSO Polonez Caro Combi. There was also a version of this hatch produced since 1997 for the Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus, which when fitted with this hatch is known under a name Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Combi Plus.

FSO Polonez Caro MR'91 1.5 GLI and 1.6 GLI[edit]

In 1992, two new versions of FSO Polonez Caro, 1.5 GLI and 1.6 GLI, were introduced, these were powered by either a 1.5 l or 1.6 l engine with single point injection as well as an optional catalytic converter.

FSO Polonez Truck[edit]

Also in 1992 a new production version of FSO Polonez Truck was also introduced. It had features of FSO Polonez Caro MR'91 although the name was not changed. It had the same variations as the previous generation and a new hearse variant known as FSO Polonez Bella. This generation of Polonez Truck had three engine versions: 1.6 GLE (powered by 1.6 l engine with electronic ignition), 1.6 GLi (powered by 1.6 l engine with single point injection) and 1.9 GLD (powered by a 1905 cc Citroen diesel engine). In 1993 FSO Polonez Truck underwent a small modernization which added improvements from the FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 version.

FSO Polonez Cargo[edit]

In 1993 FSO created and put into production, a van variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'91, 'FSO Polonez Cargo. It has three engine versions:

  • 1.6 GLE - version powered by 1.6 l engine with an electronic ignition, produced until 1995.
  • 1.6 GLI - version powered by 1.6 l engine with a single point injection.
  • 1.9 GLD - version powered by a 1905 cc Citroen diesel engine.

FSO Polonez Cargo was produced by FSO-ZTS Grójec. The earliest examples were based on FSO Polonez MR'91. However shortly after the production started FSO Polonez Cargo was modernized with features of FSO Polonez MR'93.

FSO Polonez Caro MR'93[edit]

In August 1993, a new production version of FSO Polonez Caro, FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, was introduced. The most notable difference from the previous version was the lack of the plastic air intake on the hood. Instead the air intake was moved under the windshield. It also received new windscreen and rear window wipers (in comparison the MR'91 ones are visibly "bent" and cover a smaller area).

Despite FSO changing its name to Daewoo-FSO in 1996 after being acquired by Daewoo Motoros FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 and all of its variants were still produced under the FSO brand. This changed in April 1997 with the introduction of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus.

Some examples of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 have orange front indicators instead of the usual white ones:

Also in 1993 Orcari stylistic package became available for the FSO Polonez Caro MR'93. It includes a new grill, a spoiler, painted side strips and new painted bumpers.

FSO Polonez Caro MR'93-based fire engines[edit]

FSO Polonez Cargo[edit]

Shortly after the production of FSO Polonez Cargo started it was modernized with features of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93. After that company called AutoForm Mysłowice also began producing FSO Polonez Cargo. Examples produced by Autoform Mysłowice differ from the ones produced by FSO-ZTS Grójec by a smaller cargo area, smaller rear window and a lack of the creases present on the examples produced by FSO-ZTS Grójec.

FSO Polonez Truck[edit]

In 1993, a new version of FSO Polonez Truck with features of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 was introduced.

FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 1.4 GLI 16V Multipoint injection[edit]

In December 1993, a new version of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, the 1.4 GLI 16V Multipoint injection, was introduced. It was powered by a 1396 cc Rover engine with multi point injection.

Export[edit]

In 1994 the dutch importer of FSO Polonez created a racing version based on the FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 1.4 GLI 16V called FSO Prima 1.4 GLI 16V. Meanwhile FSO tried to renew export of FSO Polonez to the United Kingdom after it was put on hold in June of 1991. Two variants were supposed to be exported, the standard 5-door hatchback variant, FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, and the pick-up truck variant, FSO Polonez Truck. While the Caro model did not achieve much success the Truck model became very successful.

FSO Polonez Kombi[edit]

In 1994, at MPT (Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie) two prototypes of a station wagon variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, known as FSO Polonez Kombi were showcased. The first of the prototypes was a dummy created solely to showcase the exterior while the second one, although had black windows as well, had a complete interior and possibly a 4-wheel drive.

FSO Polonez Sedan[edit]

Also at MPT in 1994, a prototype of sedan variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, known as FSO Polonez Sedan, was showcased. The prototype looks very similar to the later serially-produced Atu model but is recognizable by having the same rear lights as FSO Polonez Caro MR'93. In 1995 also at MPT, another prototype of a sedan variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 was showcased. Like the prevous one it was also called FSO Polonez Sedan however it is recognizable by new rear lights which were used in the serially produced Atu model and the fact that it had Orcari stylistic package applied.

FSO Polonez Atu[edit]

Between December 1995 and Febuary 1996 a small pre-production series of the sedan variant, known as FSO Atu 1.6 GLI, was made. Serial production began in June 1996. It was also at that point that the name was changed from FSO Atu to FSO Polonez Atu due to a protest of the ATU insurance company. This variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 was available in two engine versions:

  • 1.6 GLI - powered by a 1.6 l engine with single point injection as well as an optional catalytic converter.
  • 1.4 GLI 16V Multipoint injection - powered by a 1396 cc Rover engine with multi point injection.

There are also examples of FSO Polonez Atu 1.9 GLD however these were produced in limited quantities because the production of the FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 1.9 GLD ended at around the time of FSO Polonez Atu entering production.

FSO Polonez Analog[edit]

In 1994 work began on a 4x4 4-door pickup variant of FSO Polonez Caro MR'93, called FSO Polonez Analog. As it was developed four generations of prototypes (called from the first to the last: Analog "1", Analog "2", Analog "3" and Analog "4") were created with prototypes build for each. Analog "4" had 7 prototypes and was close to entering production as it received homologation and FSO has began talks with potential buyers such as the Polish Border Guard. However after Daewoo Motors acquired FSO and the name of the factory was changed to Daewoo-FSO, the work on FSO Polonez Analog was suspended.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus (MR'97)[edit]

In April 1997, a new production version of FSO Polonez Caro, Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus, was introduced. It is also known under the name MR'97. This was the first version of FSO Polonez to be produced to be produced under the Daewoo-FSO brand. It features a modernized body with a new grill and a retroreflector on the hatch on the same height as the rear lights. Most notably this version featured a completely new color pallet. It also has painted bumpers and grill like FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 with the Orcari stylistic package does (please note though that although the bumpers look similar they are in fact different) and painted door handles.

This production version of Polonez initially had two engine versions:

  • 1.6 GLI
  • 1.4 GTI 16V multipoint injection

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus in service with Policja[edit]

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus-based fire engines[edit]

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Combi Plus[edit]

Because when Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus was introduced there still was no station wagon variant, the hatch that increased the cargo area of FSO Polonez Caro was upgraded and manufactured for Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus between 1997 and 2000. Examples with that hatch are known under the name Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Combi Plus.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus[edit]

In April 1997 a new production version of FSO Polonez Atu, Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus, was introduced alongside Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus. It features the same improvements compared to FSO Polonez Atu as Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus does compared to FSO Polonez Caro MR'93.

This version of Polonez initially had fllowing engine versions:

  • 1.6 GLI
  • 1.4 GTI 16V multipoint injection

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus 1.6 GSI multipoint injection[edit]

In January 1998 a new engine version of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus was introduced, 1.6 GSI multipoint injection. It was powered by a 1.6 l engine with Delphi multipoint injection.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Truck Plus[edit]

In 1997, a new production versio of FSO Polonez Truck, Daewoo-FSO Polonez Truck Plus was introduced. It features most of the same improvements compared to FSO Polonez Atu as Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus does compared to FSO Polonez Caro MR'93. It does not have painted bumpers, painted door handles and painted grill.

This version of Polonez Truck has two engine versions:

  • 1.6 i - powered by a 1.6 l engine.
  • 1.9 D - powered by a 1.9 l diesel engine.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Truck Plus (P105)[edit]

In 1998 a new production version of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Truck Plus was introduced. It features a black rear bumper and body underneath the cargo area painted in the same color as the rest of the body. It is known by its industrial designation as P105.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Cargo Plus[edit]

In 1997 both Daewoo-FSO-ZTS Grójec and AutoForm Mysłowice began producing a new version of FSO Polonez Cargo, Daewoo-FSO Polonez Cargo Plus. It features the same improvements compared to FSO Polonez Cargo as Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus does compared to FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 with the exception of the retroreflector. Examples produced by Daewoo-FSO-ZTS Grójec and AutoForm Mysłowice differ in the same ways as did examples of FSO Polonez Cargo. Additionally the examples produced by Daewoo-FSO-ZTS Grójec feature rear lights from Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus while examples produced by AutoForm Mysłowice feature rear lights from Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus.

This version of Polonez has one engine version:

  • 1.6 GLI

Some examples of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Cargo Plus produced by Daewoo-FSO-ZTS Gróje had the same rear lights as FSO Polonez Cargo.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus 1.6 GSI multipoint injection[edit]

In January 1998 a new engine version of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus was introduced, 1.6 GSI multipoint injection. It was powered by a 1.6 l engine with Delphi multipoint injection.

Daewoo-FSO Polonez Kombi[edit]

In 1999, a station wagon variant of Daewoo-FSO Polonez Caro Plus, Daewoo-FSO Polonez Kombi, was introduced. Though it's similar to the FSO Polonez Kombi prototypes unlike those it is not based on FSO Polonez Caro MR'93 but rather on Daewoo-FSO Polonez Atu Plus.

This version of Polonez had one engine version:

  • 1.6 MPI