Spy Shots: Luxgen U6 Turbo seen testing in China
Published on January 16, 2014 by W.E. Ning
New Spy Shots of the Luxgen U6 Turbo SUV testing in China. The Luxgen U6 Turbo debuted in Taiwan in November and will debut in China on the Beijing Auto Show in April. It will hit the China car market in the second half of next year, price will start around 150.000 yuan.
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 U6 Turbo is based on the same platform as the Luxgen 5 Sedan that was launched earlier this year.
The U6 Turbo will be available with two turbocharged engines: 1.8 turbo with 150hp and 230nm or a 2.0 turbo with 170hp and 256nm. Gearbox: 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual for the 1.8 turbo, and a 6-speed automatic for the 2.0 turbo.
Huge screen in the center console. Very neat materials. Yulong hopes to export the Luxgen range to Asian markets in the future, including Thailand and Vietnam. Yulong doesn’t have plans for Europe yet although the current range seems perfectly capable of competing with mid-level brands such as Kia and Seat.
C-pillar neatly ‘wraps’ around rear light, great design detail. Exhaust pipe not so great, it seems to hang around in nowhere.