About Luxgen – A new Taiwanese car company

LUXGEN Motors, is a Taiwanese automaker, that initially was a private brand announced by Yulon on January 6, 2009. The name “Luxgen” is formed by combining “Luxury” and “Genius”.

The company##Q##s slogan is “Think Ahead”.

Luxgen also plans to launch the brand in China and manufacture Luxgen vehicles in Hangzhou, China in late 2010 – The first product is an MPV called the Luxgen7 MPV. It was officially shown to the public on August 19, 2009, and hit showrooms on 9/19/2009. The second product, the Luxgen7 SUV, was revealed in Xindian on 12/4/09.

Sales began well, with the Luxgen brand seventh place in the Taiwanese market after its first year, with August 2010 sales only ten cars behind fifth placed Ford Lio Ho.

Both cars are powered by a 2.2L I-4 MEFI turbocharged engine developed by ChungHwa Engine Corp. and tuned by Delphi. The turbocharger is supplied by Garrett and powers the engine up to 175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp) and 28 kg·m (270 N·m; 200 lb·ft) of torque from 2,500 to 4,000 rpm.

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The 5-speed Automatic transmission is supplied by Aisin. Pricing for the MPV starts at NT$798,000 up to NT$1,068,000, and NT$838,000-NT$1,148,000 for the SUV. ABS, EBD, BAS and the Think+ Multi-purpose system(slightly different by trim level) are all standard equipment. The targeted competitor is the Toyota Previa.

Only a year and a half old Luxgen offers two car models.

FEATURES: For safety, the SUV is equipped with 6 airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distributiion (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Track Control System (TSC) and Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS).

Furthermore, to help the working drivers, also installed “Eagle View +” 360 degrees to monitor around the car as far as 2 meters. Eagle View starts automatically when the car drove under 20 kpj.

Also the control panel called “Think +” that shows the atmosphere around the car and daspat used to help determine the distance when parking. Also there is “Think + Screen” is activated when the driver turns the light switch. The part that is included in “blind spot” will be aired.

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Moreover, “Night Vision” can highlight up to 100 meters to the front with a width of 4 meters and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) LDWS + active automatically when sliding at speed of 60 kpj.

This last feature will tell the driver when sliding on the road dividing line (yellow).

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