The Daewoo Magnus is a mid-size sedan developed an manufactured bi Daewoo Motors till its purchase bi General Motors, an nou built for GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GMDAT) bi Daewoo Incheon Motor Company at its Bupyeong facility in Sooth Korea. GM Daewoo an ither GM divisions, as well as GMDAT stake haulder Suzuki, hae marketit this caur unner different badges in various kintras. The caur is an aa kent unner its internal Daewoo designation o V200. The Project Manager wis Dr. W.J Lee.
The V200 is a further development o the Daewoo Leganza (model V100), based on a stretched platform o that model. Launched in 2000, it wis sauld alangside the Leganza in Korea till the end o V100's production in 2002, when it an aa supersedit it in export markets. The V200 itself wis given an extensive facelift for 2006, which resultit in the model kent as V250, or Daewoo Tosca in Korea. The V250 completely supersedit aw versions o the V200 durin 2006.
The Evanda comes equipped wi the Daewoo-developed XK6 inline-6 ingine (DOHC 24V, 155 hp (116 kW) at 5800 rpm, 177 lb·ft (240 N·m) o torque at 4000 rpm - Canadian specification) or a Holden-built 2.0L E-TEC II Inline-4 (DOHC 16V) carried ower frae the Leganza. ItalDesign o Italy wis responsible for the stylin an design o baith the Leganza an Magnus. Housomeivver, the upcomin V250 wis styled in Korea bi GM Daewoo.
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V200 in export markerts
The V200 wis marketit as Daewoo Evanda in Wastren Europe, an Chevrolet Evanda in mony Eastren European kintras where GM did no uise the Daewoo brand, as locally-manufactured versions o auld Daewoo models war still sauld unner that marque. The Evanda replaced the Leganza, an an aa the Chevrolet Alero. Later, in 2004, the entire Daewoo brand wis replaced bi Chevrolet in aw o Europe, wi models renamed accordinly.
The Evanda wis an aa badge-ingineered as the Suzuki Verona in the Unitit States an Canadae, an Chevrolet Epica in ither markets includin Cheenae an Arabie. Housomeivver, Suzuki announced it woud drop the Verona efter the 2006 model year due tae poor sales.
Finally, this caur is an aa kent as the Formosa Magnus in some Asian markets.
Chevrolet Epica (Canadae)
Since 2004 (durin which it sau-ld alangside the Suzuki Verona), the Chevrolet Epica wis sauld in Canadae in twa trim levels, the LS an LT. It replaced the Oldsmobile Alero since the marque's phaseoot in 2004, as maist Chevrolet dealerships sauld Oldsmobiles. For model year 2005, baith versions featured the 2.5 liter inline-6, drivin the front wheels through an electronically controlled fower speed automatic transmission. The caur wis positioned as an economical luxury entry, wi the LS model equipt wi 8 way pouer seat, 15 inch alloy wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes, air conditionin, cruise control, an CD player. The LT version addit traction control, ABS, an sunroof, aw an aa optional for the LS model. Base price wis $24,710 (Canadian) for the LS an $27,400 (Canadian) for the LT. In price, it wis Chevrolet's top-o-the-line sedan in Canadae, priced atween the Malibu an Impala, but slotted in size atween the Cobalt an Malibu. Sales o the Epica wur slow in Canadae, wi the Impala an Malibu ootsellin those twa models. The Chevrolet Epica is an aa sauld as such in Chile.
The Chevrolet Epica is nae langer sauld in Canadae as o September 2006. For the last year, a single version wis sauld: the LTZ at $26650. This unique trim level being fully loadit, ae options war the side airbags an the Pearl White color. Some colors are unique tae 2006: silver an charcoal grey.
The Chevrolet Epica nameplate is nou being utilized globally for the Daewoo Tosca, the successor tae the V200 Daewoo Magnus.
Chevrolet Epica (Unitit States Insular Auries)
For a brief time the Chevrolet Epica wis an aa available in the Unitit States territories o Guam an Northren Mariana Islands, an like the Canadian version it an aa carried the same features. Like the Epica in Canadae, it too wis athdrawn frae the market.