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Kishiwo - 2000 Lagor III


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.


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.


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


Everything older than this is outdated!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)



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


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



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.


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:


Kishiwo Lagor


1986-1992 Gen. 1
1992-2000 Gen. 2
2000-2006 Gen. 3
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


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.


2.8liter V6
4 speed manual/automatic
12,9l/100km / 13,5l/100km

2.0liter I4
4 speed manual


It was offered in four different colors


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

next up: 1992-2000 Kishiwo Lagor


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.


1992-2000 Kishiwo Lagor II

The second generation Kishiwo Lagor was first shown at the LA auto show in 1991 and brought back a more conservative styling then the predecessor. It was released in march 1992, being simultaneously sold with the first generation through 1992. After production of the first generation ended, it did excel expectations and even managed to outsell the Hyundai counterpart, which was a great success for a korean brand.

The Lagor II sold great through the mid-ninetys, but sales started to slow down, especially in the US-Market, as competition was released, that the Lagor just was not matching up with. Then, the for 1999 sheduled thrid generation was delayed by a year, as funds just where not there. Kishiwo was hit harshly by the 1990s Asian financial crisis. The last year of the second generation resulted in abmysmal sales, not even selling a thousand units regulary in its homemarket.

picture of a 1998 Lagor in south korea (2001)

The Lagor was offered with two different engines. The smaller one beeing a 1.6liter 4 cylinder, which has an output of 103hp and achieved 8.9l/100km. This engine was the major seller in asia and europe, but as americans are all about those V6s, Kishiwo did offer a revised version of the 2.8liter V6, producing 170hp and achieving a fuel efficiency of 10.5l/100km.


2.8liter V6
5 speed manual/ 4 speed automatic
10,5l/100km / 10,9l/100km

1.6liter I4
5 speed manual/ 4 speed automatic
8.9l/100km / 9.3l/100km


(follows soon, game started crashing a few times in a row)


prices started at 11300$ in the US (V6)
international prices did start as low as 9000$

next up: 2000-2006 Gen. 3


2000-2006 Kishiwo Lagor III

The third generation Kishiwo Lagor was first shown at the 1998 LA auto show and stunned the press with a way more futuristic look then its predecessor. Caused by the Asian financial crisis, the sheduled release in febuary 1999 was pushed back a year.

The new Lagor quickly became Kishiwos bestseller in the US and in its homemarket again, setting new sales records consistently!


2.5liter V6
5 speed manual/automatic
10,2l/100km / 10,5l/100km

2.0liter I4
5speed manual/ 4 speed automatic
8,8l/100km / 9,2l/100km




The prices in the US started at 13000$
As this generation was sold in over 70 markets, the barebone variant started at 8500$ in some countries

next up: 2006-2012 Kishiwo Lagor IV