Luxgen5, the Premium Sedan from Taiwan

by on October 13th, 2010
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Taiwan based carmaker Luxgen has a lot of ambitions for the future. After launching the Luxgen7 SUV and the Luxgen7 MPV, the Asian carmaker has developed a new sedan, called the Luxgen5, which represents an evolution of the Neora electric concept that was unveiled earlier this year at the 2011 edition of the Shanghai Motor Show.

According to the official press release from Luxgen, the new sedan is expected to make market debut in April 2012. However, what’s impressive about the new car is that the Taiwanese carmaker is looking to make it a global car that will compete in the mid-size premium market, Luxgen’s intentions being to sell the car on as many markets and continents as possible. In order to have a chances of seeing their global ambitions coming true, Luxgen decided to partner with several experienced companies such as Continental (high-strength steel), Delphi (active safety equipment), Altair (chassis), Idiada (improved pedestrian safety) and Mira (tested suspension and chassis configuration).

Under the bonnet, the new Luxgen5 sedan is available with two gasoline engine. The entry level version is a 1.8-liter VVT Turbo engine that delivers 150 hp and 230 Nm of torque, whose resources are managed by a five speed automatic transmission. As for the top of the line version, it will be powered by a 2.0-liter VVT Turbo unit that produces 170 hp and 256 Nm of torque mated to a six speed automatic transmission. Powered by the 2.0-liter engine, the Luxgen5 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

Even though it comes from Asia, the Luxgen5 isn’t missing any modern technology, the car coming with different active safety system such as ABS, EBD, BAS, ESC and TSC as standard. On the interior, customers expecting a premium feeling will get exactly what they’re wishing for, the Luxgen5 being equipped with an impressive Head-Up Display system, Night Vision+, Lane Deviation Warning System, Side View+ blind spot monitoring and a top of the line Luxgen Think+ Touch multimedia system. What’s interesting about the multimedia system it is based on the Android operating system we see on smartphone or tablets and that it was developed in cooperation with phone manufacturer HTC. This way, the driver will be able to control the car’s functions through a touchscreen display incorporated in the central console.

The new Luxgen5 sedan will be unveiled at the upcoming 2012 Taipei Auto Show and Luxgen hasn’t revealed any details about sales start and what markets they will target.

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