Practically made in China 丨 Millennium imported civil car, Korea Daewoo Lanos T100
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South Korea Daewoo Motors has been active in China for a period of time around turn of millennium. At that time, imported Daewoo mainly had three car models, namely cheapest compact Lanos models, A+ Traveler Nubira in mid-size model, and elegant Leganza in mid-size model.
Among them, cheapest Daewoo Lanos T100 is basically a sedan version imported from China, and costs about 150,000 yuan, which is price of high-end Shenlong Fukang in the same period.
↑ Pictured by @不得得GLAUCOMA, an early model South Korean Daewoo Lanlong with a Beijing license plate, bodywork is painted red and appears to be in good condition.
↑ The design of rear of car is ordinary, later domestic Maxim has a high degree of similarity with design of rear lights.
Blue Dragon is a continuation of Daewoo Lemans series (Daewoo Lemans), developed on basis of GM T front-wheel drive platform. It was produced by Daewoo Factory in South Korea and FSO in Poland from 1996 to 2002. In 1999, it underwent a mid-term reconstruction, and in 2002 was upgraded. Production will continue in some developing countries until 2020
The overall design is dominated by Italian Giugiaro, so overall car looks more European. Overseas, in addition to sedan version, a three-door/five-door hatchback version is also available to choose from.
In terms of power, domestically imported Blue Dragon is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder EFI A15SMS gasoline engine, which has a maximum output of 96 horsepower, and its performance can be called average.
↑ A relatively rare version of Daewoo Lanos/Daewoo Lanos T100 Juliet five-door hatchback.
What is almost forgotten is that this model was almost domestically produced in Yantai, Shandong.
The factory that is going to establish a joint venture with Daewoo is Yantai Auto Body Company, located in Yantai Economic Development Zone. The company was established in 2001 and is a subsidiary of FAW Daewoo Engine Company.
At end of 2001, plant officially assembled and rolled out first batch of Daewoo Blue Dragon cars. At same time, according to plan, plant will also produce Daewoo Blue Dragon with a working volume of 1.3 liters, 1.5 liters and 1.6 liters.
However, due to factors such as production qualifications and GM's formal acquisition of Daewoo, project was ultimately cancelled. At same time, neighboring FAW Daewoo also became Shandong Daewoo in 2002. , Buick Envision and other models.
↑ Blue Dragon/Daewoo No.1 concept car introduced in 1995.
↑ Daewoo Lanos T100, inside view.