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Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

Published on January 30, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

New spy shots from the upcoming Luxgen compact SUV, codenamed U5. It will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The U5 is based on the same platform as the Luxgen S5 sedan that will hit the China auto market this year as well.

Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

Luxgen is a brand from the Taiwanese Yulong Group. Luxgen cars are made in Taiwan and in China by the Dongfeng-Yulong joint venture. The Luxgen 7 full-size SUV was launched in October 2011.

Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

The U5 will be powered by the same engines as the China-made Luxgen S5: 1.8 turbo with 150hp and 230nm or a 2.0 turbo with 170hp and 256nm. Gearbox: 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual. There seems to be a lot of empty space under that bonnet, a V6 will probably fit.

Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

Artist impression showing the U5 as a shrunken Luxgen 7. Let’s hope the real thing will be better.

Spy Shots: Luxgen compact SUV seen testing in China

Leaked from a Luxgen presentation for dealers. Well, it will get a wing and roofrails.

Via: 163.

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