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Luxgen is making a splash at the Shanghai Motor Show with the world debut of its Neora EV sedan shown here. Sporting a 48 kW induction motor, Luxgen says the car's electric powertrain will push the four-door to 60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.5 seconds. That may not be lightning quick, but it's plenty rapid enough – even by internal combustion standards. To make matters more intriguing, Luxgen says the Neora should be able to go around 250 miles on a single charge. When the juice runs out, the company claims you can have the Neora's battery back to 80 percent within an hour, meaning you shouldn't have to worry too much about longer journeys.

Inside, there's a full-length glass roof to let in natural light and an LED-screen rear-seat entertainment system. Up front, Luxgen has installed a head-up display to keep the driver's eyes on the road while he keeps tabs on the infotainment system.

There's no telling how much of the Neora's shape will make production, but Luxgen says the car will set the design language for its upcoming offerings. Though the Neora is carrying around a raft of forward-looking tech wizardry, the car's overall shape looks like it could be a production sedan with just a few tweaks.

Even so, the Taiwanese automaker is noticeably quiet about a production schedule and doesn't give any indication when its future offerings might surface.



[Source: Luxgen]
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* The intelligent electric concept, neora, is unveiled during Auto Shanghai 2011.
* neora represents the brand spirit of LUXGEN to Think Ahead, and its appearance will be the design cues for LUXGEN's upcoming models in the future.
* The front-wheel-drive intelligent electric neora is propelled by a 180kW electric induction motor. It only takes 6.5 seconds for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h.


LUXGEN shines in the Auto Shanghai 2011 (The 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition), with the world premiere of its intelligent electric concept, neora, and the perfect presentations of intelligent technology vehicles: LUXGEN7 SUV, LUXGEN7 CEO, and LUXGEN7 MPV EV+.

neora integrates LUXGEN's intelligent technological expertise and the idea of green energy into the new intelligent electric concept. "neora perfectly represents LUXGEN's brand spirit of Think Ahead, and the new form of appearance will be the design cues for LUXGEN's upcoming models in the future. Its streamline flow, and the innovation of lightweight, as well as fuel economy, represent the novelty of LUXGEN's energy saving future technologies. " said Mr. James Shyr, Executive Vice President of HAITEC from Yulon Group.

"To transform the cold and rigid industrial product into one of the emotional kind" is the origin of the appearance of neora. The brand DNA of LUXGEN, exquisite detail, beyond fashion, chic aesthetic, and innovation, are perfectly integrated on the design of neora, and create a strong visual effect. The unrestrained flows like arrows shooting out are softened with brand DNA and fused into the muscular lines on the side of neora. The streamline flows from the front end to the whole body, and forms into a fresh, bold, and vivid vitality.

The front-wheel-drive intelligent electric neora is propelled by the 180kW electric induction motor. Its body weight is 1,600 kg, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h can be accomplished in 6.5 seconds, with the top speed of 250 km/h. The integrated high-power rechargeable battery can support 80% of the battery charging within only one hour, and the 48 kWh lithium-ion batteries give neora a range of up to 400km when it is fully charged. The enjoyment of the cozy sunshine and scenery views is offered through the PDLC electric glass sunroof. Rear passengers can enjoy the infotainment system through an LED screen, while the driver can enjoy the ergonomic seating and benefit from the convenience of checking important information on the head-up display. Another 9-inch active intelligent information system can exchange information with other vehicles, and on the meantime provide guidance on directions.

In terms of fuel economy, aerodynamics and aesthetics, the design of the front of neora is innovatively revolutionized. The minimum intake area decreases the drag coefficient and achieves both aesthetics and energy-efficiency. A groundbreaking design concept of electric power elements is applied on the headlights, as the illuminating components inside the headlights create the hi-tech visual effect. The larger angle of the rear side lights emphasizes the body lines and its strong characteristics.

"To create inspirations in mobile life" is the design concept of the interior of neora. The commitment of LUXGEN to environmental sustainability is communicated through the integration of natural and technological elements. Recycled wood is used to present the environmentally sustainable concept on both the colours and materials by applying the leather in earth tone colours to match the original wood scheme. The centre console also applies the raw wooden scheme which is originated from non-processed and non-dyed raw materials. Aside from sustainability messages, a natural pure innocence is expressed through the interior design. While using the eco-friendly trims, the combination of the materials and colours carries a clean green future, to which LUXGEN and neora are both committed.

"Genius" is the beginning of all the initiatives of LUXGEN, and "Luxury" enjoyment is the means to fulfill all the needs. "Genius" means to Think Ahead before our customers, and to think for our customers; the intelligent technology of LUXGEN provides a brand new inspiration to everyone. "Luxury" means to Think Ahead on the numerous details, and to care on the humane demands with respect. And a better prospect that LUXGEN is committed to, is becoming a greater reality in the near future.


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      Alan Ko
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks better than any of the EVs except Tesla. All the Priuses, Leaves, and Volts have the mantra that if it's healthy like celery, it has to look and taste like celery.
      EnzoHonda
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, Taiwan has been developing and building 80%+ of the world's laptop computers for decades now. So if anyone knows how best to use batteries to power an electronic device, it's them. The stats do seem pretty optimistic, though.
      sdvictor79
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yulon is essentially Nissan Taiwan's manufacturer, and it seems like alot of their technology (and G37 steering wheel?) is being used. http://dreintaiwan.blogspot.com/2010/12/luxgen7-suv.html Interesting thing is their in-car telematics are a pretty robust done by HTC.
      Jerry
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsROc3SAVMY
      • 3 Years Ago
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        BipDBo
        • 3 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing until I looked at the press release. It just has a really big battery, 48kw*hr, which is twice the size of the Leaf battery. The Tesla roadster can 250 miles on a 53 kw*hr battery, so maybe this car can do it going going maybe 35 mph with a tailwind. Despite the hefty battery, and the fact that this is a larger, 4 door sedan, it weighs 1600 kg, about as much as a standard Impala. I suspect that they are counting on lot's of aluminum and or carbon fiber, and maybe a little help from Chinese crash standards which are a bit more lax than those in the US. When I saw 48 kw (64 hp) motor, I thought that it would be lucky to get to 60 at all, and no way could it do it in 6.5 seconds. The press release, however states 180 kw motor, not 45, so 6.5 seconds might be doable. These numbers seem to be a little bit of a stretch, but within some reason. One thing is for sure, though, this vehicle will be expensive.
        Kenneth Mei
        • 3 Years Ago
        They are working with ACP, so did Tesla and Volvo, so their technology are fairy similar Tesla says their model S can charge in 40 minutes, I do not see what's wrong with 1 hour 80%? Luxgen tested their electirc setup on their MPV and SUV as well, its not exactly new. And as your "no real prototype" comment, its essentially already a fully functioning gasoline powered car heading for production and many have been spotted doing road testing. Do some research before you post Autoblog!
        brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        Um - Tesla CAN make their cars go more than 150 miles on a single charge... ...as long as the driver isn't hooning about like they're on Top Gear.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        Exactly what I thought when I read it. It's like a "wish list" of best possible electric highlights. The only thing missing was a list price of $2500 with a complimentary penthouse in Manhattan.
        Koll
        • 3 Years Ago
        if they don't shout about their prototype tests - it doesn't mean they do not conduct those. and they do, I know for sure. and it is a noname company to some, but having more than 50 years of car asssembly and R&D experience, leading Nissan's Asian market R&D, isn't a pound of raisins. moreover, they are the closest company to those OEM manufacturers of batteries and electro-engines, which are used in Tesla - so, they can get newest and best stuff they need. don't believe it, believe only the BRANDS, because they know how to crap into one's ears/eyes.
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks too much like the beak on the Acura TL
      ACURA23CL
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda...now do you see what we're talking about?! You should be kicking yourself. How does some little known off-brand OEM come in a design an aesthetically better Civic body?! You should be ashamed! That Civic you came to show with was BORING AS THEEE F**K!
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      good design but those figures are unrealistic
      poppopeyes
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a hyundai and honda put together.
      SpeedyRacer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like vaporware. 0-60 in 6.5 sec with only 48kW. I doubt it unless the whole car is made from carbon fiber and unobtainium. Remember LEAF has a 80kW motor and Volt 111kW. The 250 mile range claim is also off the charts unless a huge battery pack is fitted, a la Tesla and Tesla's prices.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SpeedyRacer
        That's a typo from Autoblog. The car actually uses a 180kW electric induction motor, and uses 48 kWh lithium-ion batteries. IIRC that's a very powerful motor comparable to a Tesla, so performance number looks right on, maybe even conservative.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where the hell did this come from? I've never even heard of this manufacturer and I thought I was up an all that was automotive related.
      Danaon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like an Ampera.
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