The facelifted Youngman-Lotus L5 has been launched on the Chinese car market, with a new 1.8 liter engine that replaces the old 1.6. Price starts at 85.800 yuan and ends at 107.800 yuan. Facelift is mostly visible up front with a new grill with much more chrome, new headlights, and more extra chrome on the bumper.
The first spy shots of a new Youngman-Lotus L5. Current car on the right. Big changes up front for more sportiness and better aerodynamics. Only a few month ago we saw pics from another updated L5 that looked much more like the current L5. The car on these pics might therefore be an entirely new some sorta sports-model. The new L5 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month.
Here we have a very mean looking Youngman-Lotus L5 in matte black and some shiny lime-green standing on big racy wheels. The whole set almost makes this L5 a good looking car. The standard L5 is a rather boring vehicle based on the Malaysian Proton Gen2 and made in China by Youngman Automotive, the same outfit that still wants to buy Saab.
The Youngman-Lotus L5 will get a facelift. Most changes are up front with a new grille and a new bumper, resulting in a somewhat sportier look. The bended chrome-strip in the bumper is an interesting feature.
The Youngman Lotus L5 Sportback debuted at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. The production car will be listed on the Chinese car market on September 23. Engine: 1.6 with 93kw and 149nm. Price will start from around 70.000 yuan.
The L5 is made by Chinese company Youngman. Youngman also assembles the Proton Gen2 in a parnership with Malaysian Proton. The new L5 is co-developed by Youngman and Proton-owned Lotus. The Proton-based cars and the L5 are called ‘Lianhua’ in China, which means Lotus. It is the same name used for the British Lotussus, such as the Elise. The L5 sedan and hatchback debuted at the Beijing Auto Show and will be listed in October. Engine: 1.6 with 93kw and 149nm. Price will start from around 70.000 yuan.