Taiwan brand Luxgen will make a crossover without a dashboard

Taiwan brand Luxgen will make a crossover without a dashboard

February 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The URX model will receive a large screen tablet on the center console

A young Taiwanese manufacturer Luxgen, founded just ten years ago, is preparing a new URX crossover. He gets the exterior with a distinctive “two-story” front end and a large vertical “tablet” on the front panel, which will replace the instrument panel.

The Taiwan brand is planning a market expansion: in the next two years, eight new models will be released. With this, Luxgen intends to regain its position: after launch, the brand only lost ground in its main markets, Taiwan and mainland China. In 2013, Luxgen entered the Russian market, but stopped sales, managing to realize only 148 cars.

The first of the new products will be the crossover URX. It will replace the model U7 sample in 2011 – one of the oldest in the line of Luxgen. The exterior of the crossover is made in a completely new style for the brand – with the fashionable “two-story” layout of the front and the completely blackened roof.

URX has become a bit more compact than its predecessor: 4740 millimeters in length and 1760 millimeters in height. In other words, in size it is between the Skoda Kodiaq and the Toyota Highlander.

Exact specifications are not disclosed yet. It is known that the novelty will receive a 1.8 turbo engine with a capacity of over 200 horsepower – instead of a 2.2-liter turbo engine on the U7 model.

Among the options provided by the third row of seats, as well as individual chairs on the second row instead of the sofa. And judging by the spy photos, the interior is decorated very unusual. Most of the layout of the front panel resembles the Tesla Model 3 electric car: ventilation deflectors are fired across the entire width, the instrument cluster is completely absent, and all data is displayed on the vertical display of the media system.

Serial production of the crossover URX should begin in autumn 2019. After that, Luxgen plans to present two electric vehicles and a crossover with a sporty bias on a modular platform, which so far bears the code designation UP5. The latter will receive a two-liter turbo engine with direct injection and cylinder deactivation system.