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Roewe is not wasting much time taking cars into market after taking control of the old Rover brand. Spied here is their new MPV format vehicle, one that will attempt to access markets currently owned by such cars as Mazda5, Opel Zafira, VW Touran and Renault Scenic.

Roewe recently showed the new 550 at the Beijing Auto Show. The vehicle spied was leaving a GM facility in the US, so some may think it’s a GM product, which it isn’t. The rims are clearly Roewe and also, GM and its Chinese counterpart do co-operate here and there, and so the event isn’t significant at all.

We don’t know much at this point as far as engines and other accessories go, suffice to say petrol will dominate while diesel will also be on the offering since Roewe - a three-digit nameplate is likely - aims to take the car straight into Europe where the smell of burning diesel is much sweeter than that of the green unleaded stuff. Other things that could show up include a third row of seats and even a hybrid, now that issues of pollution have been heavily highlighted in China.






source: worldcarfans.com
 

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wow im surprised. Roewe, a big legendar luxury brand, releasing a mpv? Its a good idea and better looking than those bland mercedes sprinters

Roewe is my dream car 4 sure
 

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Some people say this is not Roewe but in fact LUXGEN MPV based on Renault Espace.

from carspyshots.net: It might be LUXGEN MPV, the new brand registered by Yulon Motor Company in Taiwan . It would be the first product of LUXGEN, will produce in Taiwan and China, 2.2 pertol with turbo (150 KW & 280Nm )engine developed by China Engine Corp. This platform is from old RENAULT ESPACE bought from RENAULT and redesigned by LUXGEN. The offical issue would be in end of this year or early of next year.

Yulon have the long relationship with NISSAN in Taiwan and also have relationhip with GM in Taiwan and China(designed several cars in China and produce in China and Taiwan).

The following two photos was taken in Taiwan, the wheels and the style is quite similar, the only difference is the taillight.
 

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It's indeed the Taiwanese Luxgen MPV:

Yulon introduces Luxgen MPV in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Yulon Motor, a leading automobile assembler in Taiwan has introduced its first self-developed model. The new Luxgen MPV is to be produced by a new subsidiary from April.

Luxgen Motor (Luxury x Genius) was set up in 2008 by Yulon Motor, which cooperates with Nissan and General Motors in Taiwan. The company has a huge R&D activity, which so far yielded various Nissan and GM-sourced models which were modified for the local market.

The Luxgen MPV is said to be based on the previous Renault Espace platform. It is powered by a self-developed 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, capable of 200 hp. The new model is 4,8 meter long and 1,876 mm wide and comes equipped with lots of equipment, including rear-view cameras and a Windows CE-powered dashboard.

There are plans to export the new model to China and Russia later this year.









Source: http://worldcarinfo.com/Luxgen-MPV/car-news-1496.html

Dimensions: 4,834 mm × 1,876 mm × 1,768 mm
Engine: 2.2 T 16V 130 kW/176 pk bij 6000 rpm
Transmisson: Aisin 5-speed automatic
 

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Reports in 2008 said that Yulon and Zhejiang Zhongyu signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in February 2008 to produce this vehicle by late 2009 in Hangzhou.
Doesn't this model resemble the Dongfeng Liuzhou Fengxing (Joyear) which is also said to be on a Renault platform?
 

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LUXGEN7 MPV was officialy launched on August 21st in Taiwan. Company is also considering selling the car in mainland China.






TAIPEI, Taiwan -- LUXGEN, the indigenous automobile brand established by Taiwan's Yulon Group, held a press conference for the launch of LUXGEN7 MPV, world's first advanced and smart MPV incorporating both Taiwan's renowned IT (Information Technology) and advanced ET (Energy Technology) achievements in Taiwan on Aug. 19th. Yulon Group's CEO Mr. Kenneth K. T. Yen has announced an ambitious plan to establish the Taiwan-based LUXGEN as a global brand powered by engineering excellence and technical innovation.

By focusing on the development of various high-tech features and latest alternative energy technologies, LUXGEN strives integrate Taiwan's auto and IT industry to maximize the industrial value and to elevate Taiwan's automobile industry to a new level.

The LUXGEN brand consist the elements luxury and genius to signify its dedication in offering luxurious, high-tech and smart automobiles. Based on the brand spirit of "Think Ahead," LUXGEN offers a unique sales and service experience that will far exceed the expectations.

Mr. K. C. Hu, president of the LUXGEN and a strong team of experts and specialists have published a series of marketing activities rich in acoustical & visual stimulants and an immensely resourceful and interactive official website www.luxgen-motor.com.tw to attract the attention of every potential audience.

Founded in 1949, Yulon Group's business operation includes automobile R&D and manufacturing, textile manufacturing, IT and high tech R&D and manufacturing, real estate development, financial service and investment, publishing and many more. Yulon Group's automobile companies are manufacturing quality vehicles in association with Nissan, Mitsubishi, GM, Chrysler, and Mercedes Benz. This Taiwan's largest automobile manufacturer has JV plants located in Taiwan , Mainland China and the Philippines .
LUXGEN BRAND DNA

The core of the LUXGEN is forged in elements of LUXURY and GENIUS. The combination of luxury & genius is complemented by the devotion to think ahead & exceed expectation in order to excel. LUXGEN cherish every opportunity to make anyone feel indulged and reverend.

LUXURY conducts to pleasure, comfort and sumptuous surroundings. LUXURY also stands for richness in details, indulgence and ability to satisfy and provide enjoyment.

Genius speaks for uniqueness, forward thinking, facing challenge and ability to differentiate. Genius also is the tangibility of creative imagination, material, design and function. Genius also applies to human-centric application of technologies that engender both amazement and admiration.

LUXGEN7 MPV

LUXGEN7 MPV is a 7-passenger multi-purpose vehicle equipped with the latest technologies which makes it unique among the competition. LUXGEN7 MPV breaks out of the traditional MPV mold by offering not just top notch space and utility but also the styling and comfort level typically found on much more expensive luxury vehicles. Moreover, the advanced and exclusive Think + Car PC infotainment and integrated road safety system is only available from LUXGEN makes it world's most advanced and smartest vehicle of any kind!
LUXGEN Think + Car PC System

The revolutionary LUXGEN Think+ system (co-developed with HTC) with a built-in HSPDA 3.5G communication, GPS Navigation and a 10.2inch lcd display screen provides a comprehensive media entertainment, communication, satellite navigation, road safety, owner's service and system configuration options.

LUXGEN road safety system includes Eagle View+ 360 degree parking assist which utilizes 4 video cameras to provide a real-time visual display of the surrounding environment with in 2 meters of distance. The advanced Side View+ automatically displays live video image of the vehicle's rear blind spot to reduce the chance of an accident. The advanced Night Vision+ high sensitivity night vision camera system helps illuminate the road and traffic conditions at night beyond the range of the headlamps. LDWS+ constantly reads the road surface for lane markers and dividers and gives audible and visual warnings when the vehicle veers to close to the lane to improve safety. All in all, the LUXGEN7 MPV is equipped with 23 advanced ECUs and 8 video cameras to provide unprecedented safety, convenience and functionality.

2.2L DOHC 16 Valve MEFI Turbo Engine

LUXGEN7 MPV is powered by an advanced and efficient 2.2L DOHC 16Valve turbocharged and intercooled inline 4 cylinder engine. Manufactured with precision and equipped with a responsive Garrett turbocharger, this compact and light weight engine develops 175hp/5200rpm and 28kg -m/2,500-4,000rpm of torque to provide brisk performance with a wide and smooth torque band.

Standard Asin 5-Speed Adaptive Automatic Transmission

LUXGEN7 MPV comes equipped with an AISIN 5-speed adaptive automatic transmission with 10 adaptive shift algorithms including a manual mode for the best performance and driver controllability.

Dynamic Chassis Tuning, European Flavor

The chassis of the LUXGEN7 MPV has been thoroughly engineered by globally renowned partners including a sharp and accurate steering system fine tuned by Delphi , NVH suppression engineering by LMS, Smooth and responsive suspension system developed by Magna and overall chassis test and tuning by both Magma and Prodrive.

Rigid and Spacious Monocoque Unibody Structure

LUXGEN7 MPV's body structure consists of a front and a rear impact absorption crumble zones and a super rigid monocoque unibody structure constructed with 590MPa high tensile steel. A Multi-H structure consists of 4 longitudinally mounted and 5 transversely mounted steel cross beams to ensure upmost body strength and occupant protection and helps LUXGEN7 MPV be awarded with a 4-star rating in MIRA crash tests. Moreover, LUXGEN7 MPV receives 15.8 points (out of maximum 16 points) in side-impact crash rating, an outstanding design and safety engineering achievement.
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http://roadtest.u-car.com.tw/roadtest-detail.asp?rid=565
 

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Re: Yulon Luxgen MPV

Wow...for me I like both the front grille look and the rear view. Which is an extremely rare thing. Rarely do I like a minivan's looks at all. Like natta-no-nope-no way Jose-did I mention that I don't like most minivan's looks?!

Some serious thought was given to this one's body design and it shows in the final product. Still I don't like the minivan idea at all as a whole. But this one at least has some nice design flow to it front-side-to the back. Nice job!
 

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daewoo-chevrolet said:
The Joyear is a clone of the Mitsubishi Grandis based on te Renault Scénic, the Luxgen MPV is a people-carrier based on the previous Renault Espace, but with its own styling.

1996-2002 Renault Espace


I kind of wish some company in China will remake the classic Espace

Looks like a job for Binzhou PRIDE! lmao
 

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Yulon, Dongfeng to jointly make Luxgen SUV, MPV.

September 23, 2009
Taiwan's Yulon Motor Co., Ltd., which will make SUVs, MPVs and small vehicles jointly in Hangzhou with Dongfeng Motor, plans to launch its 2.0L Luxgen SUV by October 2010 in the mainland Chinese market, media reported today.

Dongfeng's subsidiary in Hangzhou has bought a 20% stake in Luxgen Motor Co., the mainland unit of Yulon Motor. Dongfeng and Yulon are planning on working together this year to build a new range of vehicles for both the China's mainland and Taiwan markets.

Yulon will introduce a Luxgen sport-utility vehicle (SUV) model to the new joint venture first and multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) later. The Dongfeng-Yulon venture will launch its first vehicle, a 2.0L Luxgen SUV model, by October 2010.

In Taiwan, Yulon has launched a seven-seat MPV measuring 4,834 x 1,876 x 1,768mm, featuring a 2.2L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. The MPV can reach a maximum of 177 horse power and 280Nm torque.

The joint venture will have an annual capacity of 540,000 vehicles, to produce 300,000 Dongfeng commercial cars and 240,000 Yulon passenger cars a year. The new venture may start production by the end of this year or early 2010.

Luxgen (Hangzhou) Motor Co was established in 2007 by Yulon Motor Co and Zhejiang Zhongyu Holding Group with a total investment of 4.6 billion yuan ($680 mln).
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i have luxgen 7 suv, is an excellent car, the best technology ever seen, good handling, but consuming a lot of fuel...only 16 kilometer per gallon in city and 40 KPG on hwy. i dont understand why, it's a 2.2 turbo engine. I demand that this be resolved quickly. now I understand why in the specifications of vehicle consumption does not appear. uncomfortable owner!!!!!!
 

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