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Daewoo Espero

The Daewoo Espero (also kent as Daewoo Aranos in some Spainyie-speakin kintras) is a mid-size cuar produced bi the Sooth Korean company Daewoo Motors frae 1990 tae 1997. It wis technically based on the GM J platform an haed the distinction o a body designed bi Bertone. It bore more than a passin resemblance tae the Citroën Xantia, itself also a Bertone design. The caur wis equipped wi Holden-built GM Family 1 1.5 L ingine, or the 1.8 or 2.0 L Family II ingine. The Espero wis replaced bi the Daewoo Leganza in 1997.

The Espero wis renamed Aranos in some but no aw Spainyie-speakin kintras (no in Chile for instance), since the wird Espero means I wait in Spainyie. Such a name wis deemed less than marketable.

In Australie it wis sold frae 1995 tae 1996 afore it wis replaced in 1997 bi the Leganza. It wis pouered bi the 2.0 litre GM Family II ingine an wis available wi either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

The Espero's 2.0 litre ingine wis built in Australie an exportit tae ither kintras for assembly.

Daewoo Espero rear view

The UK market[eedit | eedit soorce]

UK imports began in Januar 1995 when it wis ane o twa caurs (the ither being the Nexia) in the first Breetish Daewoo range. It sold well in the UK, thanks tae its competitive askin price, impressive equipment levels an the comprehensive eftersales package. The Espero wis launched juist months afore the Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 wis discontinued an the Vauxhall Vectra, the Cavalier's replacement, wis introduced.

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