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Spy Shots: Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Published on November 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

This is the new Landwind X5 SUV, it will debut tomorrow on the Guangzhou Auto Show but we got it today. The Landwind X5, formerly known as the Landwind E13, is a medium sized SUV tasked with taking the Landwind-brand out of the countryside and into the cities.

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Design has some Hyundai in it, especially at the back, but is overall original enough. Best thing is the transmission: an 8-speed automatic, the first 8-speeder ever used by a Chinese automaker. The engine is a fine machine as well, a 2.0 turbo with a neat 180hp and 250nm.

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Earlier on we heard about two other engines, a 1.5 turbo and a naturally aspirated 2.0. The latter will be available in the future but the 1.5 turbo seems uncertain. Size: 4568/1855/1680, wheelbase is 2660. Price for the 2.0 turbo will start around 150.000 yuan and that is 20.000 more than we heard earlier, but we have to wait for a formal announcement from Landwind to be sure.

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

Dash good, materials fine. Big screen again, the most important trend in China today. Screens are getting bigger by the week. Will cause accidents, insurances will go up, such and such, but for now is all loox cool.

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

The magic 8-speed automatic.

Landwind X5 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

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  1. farghmee- November 22, 2012 Reply

    look nice šŸ™‚

    simple strokes on the exterior

    nice tilted knob of dashboard contribute to ergonomic.

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