Spy Shots showing the new Luxgen U6 Turbo SUV testing in China. The Luxgen U6 Turbo debuted in Taiwan in November and will have its China debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. It will hit the China car market in the second half of next year under the name Luxgen Da 5.
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/Da 5 SUV is based on the same platform as the Luxgen 5 Sedan that was launched earlier this year.
The Da 5 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.
Toilet paper doesn’t fool us…