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Daewoo Magnus/Formosa Magnus (V200). 1999–2006 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1998 cm³ (I4 OHC), 1998 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 1993, 2492 cm³ (I6 OHC). Development of Daewoo Leganza, on stretched platform. Similar formula to Leganza: lots of equipment but nothing that distinctive. ItalDesign still credited with tidied-up styling, though less interesting than predecessor. Also made in Taiwan as Formosa Magnus, and adopted by some government officials as a national car. Sold in US as Suzuki Verona and Canada as Chevrolet Epica, and in other markets as Daewoo Evanda and Chevrolet Evanda. Not that remarkable to drive, with good ride and poor performance, though its transverse inline sixes were unusual. Formed the basis of the Chery Dongfangzhizi in China.

Manufacturing locations: Bupyeong, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan, Rep. of China

Marque: Daewoo | Predecessors: Daewoo Leganza, Oldsmobile Alero | Successor: Daewoo Tosca

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