February 20, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Youngman-Lotus T5 SUV will hit the Chinese car market in April, priced between 80.000 and 120.000 yuan. The T5 SUV debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April 2012, the production version will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Read more »
August 2, 2012 by Joey Wang
Spy Shots of the production version of the Youngman-Lotus T5 SUV. The T5 debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April and the production version loox for 99% the same. The uncamouflaged car is the top-spec T5, and spies also snapped some pics of a camouflaged basic T5.
April 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Youngman-Lotus T5 debuted at the SUV-crazy Beijing Auto Show. The T5 is officially still a concept but will be listed on the Chinese car market near the end of the year with just a few changes. The T5 stands on the same, but stretched, platform as the Youngman-Lotus L5 which is based on the Malaysian Proton Gen2.
April 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Our spied managed to snap a few pics from the new Youngman-Lotus SUV arriving at the exhibition hall for the Beijing Auto Show. The SUV is officially still a concept but it is basically good to go, it will be listed on the China car market before the end of this year.
April 16, 2012 by W.E. Ning
This is the new Youngman-Lotus SUV that will debut at the Beijing Auto Show. It is officially still a concept but it will be listed virtually unchanged on the China car market in the second half of this year, price will start around 150.000 yuan.
February 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Youngman-Lotus has applied for patent on this interesting SUV. We know that Youngman is developing an SUV for the China car market but this one still seems a bit concept-like, probably meant as a ‘teaser-concept’ for the Beijing Auto Show in April.
January 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Youngman is still trying to buy assets from bankrupt Saab but at the same time it continues to develop its passenger cars. Most cars Youngman sells are rebadged Protons that are assembled in China. This new SUV however is Youngman’s own. See below for the fist pics of the interior.
November 1, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Youngman makes Malaysian Proton cars for the Chinese market under a license agreement. Proton is also the owner of the Lotus brand. The Youngman-Lotus SUV is said to be loosely based on the Proton Lotus APX Concept. That car came with a 300hp 3.0 V6, the real thing however won’t get so much punch.
June 22, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
Youngman want to expand its line beyond Protons and is working on a new SUV that debuted as the APX concept. The APX is Youngman’s own and has nothing to do with any existing Proton.
Youngman-Lotus makes Proton cars in China. Malaysian Proton is also the owner of British sportscarmaker Lotus. Youngman therefore decided to run the Lotus-name on all China-made Protons and registered the name Lianhhua (lotusflower) before Lotus did. Lotus had to find another name when it officially entered the Chinese market earlier this month.
Before that Lotus sportscars were imported unofficially by local Chinese dealers, one of them in Beijing. They used the Lianhua-name but nobody ever bothered to register it.