The Daewoo Leganza gets its name from two Italian words: "elegante", meaning elegant, and "forza", meaning power. In 1997, Daewoo started producing a new line of small and medium sized cars to replace their former, GM-licensed offerings. To do this, they pulled out all the stops. In 1993, they commissioned Italian designer Giorgetto Guidiaro (DMC-12, VW Golf, Lotus Esprit S1). Over the next few years, consultants and engineers from ZF, Holden, GM & Delco, and more would get together to brainstorm the new mid-size car Daewoo would offer. The result was the Leganza, and its launch coincided with the launch of Daewoo's two other small cars. At the time, it had some mechanical problems. These problems, however, were quickly worked through and the car improved greatly over the years. Unfortunately, 2002 was the last year it was offered. As a result, Daewoo Leganza parts can sometimes be hard to find. Don't worry, we've got plenty here. Fun fact: Russia was the only country not to sell the Leganza as a Leganza. Instead, it was sold as a Doninvest Kondor.