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.
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.
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.
Artist impression showing the U5 as a shrunken Luxgen 7. Let’s hope the real thing will be better.
Leaked from a Luxgen presentation for dealers. Well, it will get a wing and roofrails.