Daewoo Leganza Parts and Daewoo Leganza Accessories
What You Need to Know about Your Daewoo Leganza
- Though it is a product of a Korean automaker, the Daewoo Leganza was penned by a well-known Italian designer and a valuable member of Italdesign, Giorgetto Guigiaro. Leganza's design was believed to be inspired the 1990 Jaguar Kensington concept car, which was also made by Guigiaro.
- Since it was introduced in 1997, the Daewoo Leganza has been used in almost 50 movies and TV series not only in Korea but also in the US and other countries. Leganza appeared in the famous American police procedural series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami as well as in other sitcoms such as Primeval and Arrested Development. This vehicle model was also seen in several movies, including Lost, G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra, Cassandra's Dream, Pitbull, Treasure Raiders, and Cat Run. It was also featured in Meet Dave, Peep Show, Bread and Roses, as well as in Swiri.
- Unlike many Korean cars sold in the international market, Leganza didn't change its name and was invariably marketed as Daewoo Leganza. However, it has a short-lived version named Doninvest Kondor, which was assembled by the Russian Doninvest Corporation.
- Did you know that Daewoo is the third South Korean company (next to Kia and Hyundai) that tried its luck in the passenger-car segment of the US market? The Leganza was the largest and the most expensive of the three models launched by the company in the US in 1999. Though it was aimed for the front-drive compact sedan segment, the Leganza was considered as a luxury midsize Subaru model. This Subaru model was also considered as the flagship for the South Korean automaker's venture in the U.S. market's sales race.
- In some markets, however, the Leganza was considered as a reasonably priced executive vehicle because by the time it was introduced, this model came a little longer than majority of mid-size Asian or European cars.
- When marketing the Leganza, Daewoo paid special attention to the developing market, which led to the development of Leganzas in various countries including Romania, Poland, Uzbekistan, and Russia. The assembly was done either in Daewoo-owned plants or under license agreements. The assembly process, however, involves knock down kit only because all Leganzas were manufactured at the company's main assembly plant in Bupyong, Korea.