New spy shots from the Luxgen 5 sedan testing in China, and for the first time we meet the basic version with a manual gearbox. The Luxgen 5 will be launched on the China auto market in early 2013, debut is expected at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.
There will be two engines: 1.8 turbo with 150hp and 230nm or a 2.0 turbo with 170hp and 256nm. Gearbox: 6-speed automatic or 5-speed manual. Until now we only knew about the automatic, the manual is an interesting surprise. When the Luxgen 5 was launched in Taiwan in December last year is only came with the automatic, and as far as we know this is still the case.
Luxgen cars are made in Taiwan by the Yulong Group and in China by the Dongfeng-Yulong joint venture. The Luxgen 7 SUV was launched in China in October last year, the Luxgen MPV will be launched very soon and Luxgen is working on a new smaller wagon-like SUV which will be launched in 2013 as well.