The Benz-based Daewoo Chairman


Euro19
12-23-2001, 07:28 PM
In 1997, Ssangyong motors introduced Chairman, based on Mercedes Benz E class platform with Benz engine, transmission, and design. When the company faced severe financial problems in 1998, however, Daewoo motors took over Ssangyong motors and as a result, Chairman was reborn as Daewoo Chairman. Until recently, Chairman was Korea's largest and the most powerful luxury sedan(now Hyundai's Eqqus is the largest sedan in Korea.) It is also offered in limousine version. Chairman is powered by Benz V6 engine producing 220hp. Although Chairman is being sold outside of Korea, the qunatity is very small and it is primarily sold exclusively in Korea

Euro19
12-23-2001, 07:29 PM
The luxurious Chairman interior (Mercedes Benz based)

Euro19
12-23-2001, 07:31 PM
One more

Banzai
12-25-2001, 12:45 AM
Didn't Daewoo already have the Shiraz concept car? It looks waaaayyyyy better than a copycat version of a 1992 S-Class model.

Euro19
12-25-2001, 12:02 PM
Yes but the Shiraz still isnīt for sell I think, anywise the Chairman is, whit the logos of Daewoo or SsangYong depending in wich country.

Jimster
01-01-2002, 05:01 AM
Like I said earlier the Chairman retails in NZ for US$40,000 making it the bargain of the century

Sadiztik
06-09-2002, 10:38 PM
nice

thought it was photoshoped at first

Hudson
02-19-2003, 09:57 AM
The Chairman is still being produced. Since Daewoo couldn't afford Ssangyong, it was spun off independently. In Korea, the Chairman has always been a Ssangyong product and it has only been in the few export markets that it was offered as a Daewoo. The Chairman remains a Ssangyong product.

Jimster
04-02-2003, 04:01 AM
Originally posted by Hudson
The Chairman is still being produced. Since Daewoo couldn't afford Ssangyong, it was spun off independently. In Korea, the Chairman has always been a Ssangyong product and it has only been in the few export markets that it was offered as a Daewoo. The Chairman remains a Ssangyong product.


Yes indeed- the chairman only has one market outside Korea- that being New Zealand- where the deprecation is savage as hell on the cars and they are rather rare- in fact the car initially retailed for NZ$120,000 new when first on the market- you can now drive away in a new Chairman for $60,000- making it essentially a Benz for Laguna money:D

Jimster
04-03-2003, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Swoxy
I'd prefer a brand new Laguna over the Chairman.


It'd be worth far more come 3 years later when you flog it off :D

edonis
05-14-2003, 01:47 PM
They're not entitled to sell this car in Europe, I think (Daewoo, I mean) as MB didn't like them mixing the old E-class and the new S-class (yes, some exterior is "copycatted" from the present S-class) at a laugh out loud price.. :confused:

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