The very first spy shots of the new Luxgen U5 SUV all-naked in China. This is the Chinese-made variant, which will be manufactured by the Dongfeng-Yulong joint venture for the China car market. The Chinese name will be ‘大5’, Da 5, literally ‘Big 5’. The Luxgen U5 SUV is based on the same platform as the Luxgen 5 Sedan (the small ‘5’) that was launched on the China car market in July.
The China-made U5 will be powered by the same engines as the China-made Luxgen 5: 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. Price in China will start around 125.000 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. Earlier this week we saw the Taiwan-made U5 posing pretty in Taiwan.