The Espero was renamed to Aranos in some Spanish-speaking countries (not in Chile, for instance.), since the word Espero means I wait in Spanish. Such a name was deemed inadequate.
UK imports began in January 1995 when it was one of two cars (the other being the Nexia) in the first British Daewoo range. It sold well in the UK, but its competitive asking price, impressive equipment levels and the comprehensive aftersales package were about the only strengths the car had in comparison with other rivals. After all, it was little more than a re-hashed MK2 Vauxhall Cavalier. The Espero was launched just months before the MK3 Cavalier was discontinued and the Vectra introduced.