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Kishiwo - 1986 Lagor sedan


#25

At this point I think our green friend is playing a character just as you are, emulating an internet commenter free of empathy who’s never driven the car in question and just takes the word from a not necessarily unbiased critic as a fact, even though a driving experience is always subjective and thus cannot be rated.


#26

I was referring to Kishiwo’s engineers… And I apologize for the bad joke. But I understand that it would make no sense to jump to conclusions prematurely.


#27

Ha! Are you suggesting he’s playing the character of a [car company name]-fanboy in some YouTube comment section?


#29

Everything older than this is outdated!


I guess it`s time for a new beginning

Kishiwo Privo
korean built allrounder!

The Kishiwo Privo is a compact car, built to succeed in europe and the americas. It is available as a hatch, sedan and station wagon (europe only).

at its release in january 2020 there are 3 variants available:

entry (from 19000‎€)
vision (from 22000‎€)
desire (from 25000‎€)

those can be paired with 3 different engine choises:

1.3l i3 with 80kw (110hp), 100kw (136hp) or a 1.6l i4 with 120kw (163hp)


#30


#31


Kishiwo Nardo, capable to get you everywhere
(2020 facelift shown)


#32


The current moneyhoes at Kishiwo (the trendmobiles)
from left to right, as they shrink in size, the Nardo, Cantu and Tudor

:peach::peach::peach:


#33

Although the fronts are a bit generic and/or bland. The rears do have a tad bit of complexity with the lights and even though I do like it. It does not flow with the front.


#34

Family affairs
Kishiwos current USDM SUV lineup
from left to right:
Tudor (2018-now), Nardo (2016-now), Mayor (2017-now), Embol (2017-now), Cantu (2019-now), Watar (2010-now)


let me know if someone wants a little showcase of each car (pictures and information)

@desperatedonut5 thanks for the feedback, I am just getting back from not playing 2 years or so :sweat_smile:


#35

                                  KISHIWO LAGOR


Timeline

1986-1992 Gen. 1 (soon)
1992-2000 Gen. 2 (soon)
2000-2006 Gen. 3 (soon)
2006-2012 Gen. 4 (soon)
2012-2016 Gen. 5 (soon)
2016-2018 Gen. 5.5 (soon)
2018-now Gen. 6 (soon)


sneak peak of the Generations



#36

1986-1992 Kishiwo Lagor


The first generation Kishiwo Lagor, a midsize sedan especially designed to be sold in north America, was the second selfengineered car of the Korean carmaker. keeping that in mind, it was not the most refined car out there, but it did sell better than expected, as it was a major hit in Kishiwos homemarket and the USA.



The Lagor was offered with two different engines. The 2.0 liter inline 4, that was first introduced in the 1979 Cetu as a base engine. With its groundbreaking 106 horsepower it was underwhelming and as the Lagor was not the lightest car, a fuelefficiency of 15l/100km was an average, that would not have been acceptable in the american market. But, this engine variant was only offered in the korean market, and that at a low cost. The other engine was newly developed for the Lagor, Kishiwos first V6, a 2.8 liter one that did put 123kw out.


engines

2.8liter V6
167hp/123kw
236nm/3500rpm
4 speed manual/automatic
12,9l/100km / 13,5l/100km

2.0liter I4
106hp/78kw
155nm/2500rpm
4 speed manual
15l/100km

colors

It was offered in four different colors
grafik

price

prices started at exactly 10000$ in the US
in korea the cheapest variant did start at 6500$


next up: 1992-2000 Kishiwo Lagor


#37

The original Lagor is quite a futuristic-looking machine for 1986, with its sleek lines and S13 Silvia-esque nose - it would have been easily distinguishable from its rivals just by looking at it. In fact every Lagor has attractive styling in its DNA; out of all six iterations, I find the third-gen and post-facelift fifth-gen cars in particular to be the most aesthetically resolved cars of all in this long-running model line.

However, there’s a very good reason why the base engine - a 2.0L I4 was withheld from export markets: it was simply too thirsty and underpowered for a car its size. Thankfully, the 2.8L V6 (a standard fitment outside Korea) offered more power and efficiency, without adding too much weight and cost. I really wish it were available with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, though, considering that its contemporaries were very likely to have one.