Taiwan’s Luxgen5 sedan revealed
Here is an interesting car coming all the way from Taiwan. It is the Luxgen5 which was unveiled ahead of its official public debut at the upcoming 2012 Taipei Auto Show. Essentially, we are talking about a production version of the Neora concept, and the car comes with LED-infused headlights, a prominent grille and an aerodynamic body with a drag coefficient of 0.28.
Inside the cabin it’s the dream of any technology enthusiast as it has an Android-based THINK+ infotainment system that was developed in partnership with local smartphone manufacturer HTC. This system was designed in order to provide “consumers with a new level of convenience” and has a generous 9-inch display that can be used for accessing Facebook, send/receive e-mails and look up directions.
The seats of the Luxgen5 have been covered in leather, and there’s also an aluminum trim inside the cabin, along with and LED instrument cluster plus a head-up display which raises from the dashboard. The Taiwanese described it as being able to provide the “driver the visual illusion of being seated in a fighter cockpit.”
The car can be equipped with one of the two turbocharged engines. The first one is a 1.8-liter unit that produces 150 hp (152 PS / 112 kW) and a peak torque of 170 lb.-ft (231 Nm), while the beefier 2.0-liter power unit develops 170 hp (172 PS / 127 kW). The second engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that allows the Luxgen5 sedan to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).
No word about the price tag of this car, but we do know that it will be sold globally.
Source: Luxgen via WCF