This is the part of the post where we usually make confident statements about the brand-new vehicle that our intrepid spy photographers have just caught. But this time, we'll be honest: We have no idea what the heck this thing is.

Some discussion 'round the proverbial Autoblog water cooler suggests that this could be, well, just about anything. The roofline and sloping D pillar looks awfully similar to the Infiniti EX, though looking at the profiles side by side, it just doesn't seem quite right, and the ride height and wheel choice suggests a less premium and less performance-oriented vehicle. We can also see some Subaru influence here – maybe a smaller Tribeca replacement?

The only real details we can make out are the sleek, jeweled headlamps that appear to have an LED running light strip. Around back, the taillamps mimic the same sort of design. The one major design cue that's throwing us off is that front fascia – it looks decidedly European, which leads us to believe that this could just be a not-for-our-market prototype.

Our spies point out that this type of camouflage is normally seen on Hyundai or Kia vehicles, but even that seems like it could be a stretch – we normally see more puffy pads on the hoods and such. Even so, considering the fact that this... thing was caught pulling into an automotive supplier's facility in southeast Michigan, it could be pretty much anything – it might not even be from a manufacturer that sells cars in North America.

Scroll through the attached image gallery to see the mystery crossover for yourself, and then head to Comments to give us your best guess.


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      curbsidemelody
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree with many others in that this may be a Luxgen product. Although the side profile seems reminiscent to Nissan Rouge, the hood logo/chrome appear similar the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and the taillights bear a Subaru-like chunkiness, the front end grill just does not fit any other brand's design language.
        curbsidemelody
        • 3 Years Ago
        @curbsidemelody
        In fact, do a Google Image search for "2013 luxgen" and look at the second photo. Spot on!
      Archie Chang
      • 3 Years Ago
      100% !! LUXGEN , a new Taiwanese brand . It should be a EV or hybrid testing in US . Checking the website below , the same wheel and style . http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=444&t=2822253&last=36897654
      Seminole
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm going to suggest it's a new Tucson. Hyundai has been known to switch out a model faster than the average life cycle if the competition gets really strong. While the Tucson is still a good car it lags behind the new-comers in the class like the CR-V, the Escape, the CX-5 and even it's corporate cousin the Sportage. The trim at the top of the grille/hood area looks like the trim on the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Also, those wheels are available on the current Tucson: http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/2012-hyundai-tucson-fwd-4-door-auto-limited-side-exterior-view_100360773_l.jpg
      paulwilson05
      • 3 Years Ago
      It has to be the Luxgen.
      bob_wang1
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a new Luxgen model it will debut in 2013. Luxgen shown a teaser shot of the new model at the Shanghai Auto Show. Go to this website: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/05/28/luxgen-5-hatchback-and-luxgen-suv-leaked-in-china/ and try to match the teaser shot with the side view photo that is on this website and you'll see a match. Go Taiwan!
      Drew510
      • 3 Years Ago
      Compare the side mirrors to the Luxgen pics - specifically the placement of the crease. Definitely the same. Question is, what is it doing in the states? Possible vehicle sharing between brands? For sure not a Subaru XV. That is a jacked up Impreza and bears little resemblance. The XV has door mounted mirrors for starters.
        Matzah bal
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Drew510
        Noone said we are going to get the same exact XV the Europe does. SOA may have decided on the WRX mirrors in overall attempt to further distinguish the XV from the Impreza Sport.
        joejoe509
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Drew510
        Not to mention the size is way off. This is much larger than the XV. It's also much more upscale than the Impreza lineup.
      joejoe509
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201201/288523.html http://www.chinacartimes.com/2012/01/19/luxgen-5-sedan-testing-china/ Links borrowed from other comments, not my own research. This is definitely a Luxgen. Never heard of them prior to today. It's practically confirmed though. Mystery solved! Except of course... what are they doing in Michigan? Interesting, but kinda weird looking cars. They certainly have a Suzuki/Subaru looking thing going on without borrowing too much from either. No wonder we got confused.
      Anthony
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is an ad for the Hyndai Tucson on the page I'm looking at. Same wheels as the spyshot and same lines on the rear quater panel as the spy shot. Grill looks like the Sonata hybrid. I'm thinking Tuscon hybrid.
      D51M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definitely that Luxgen thing, the rims are identical to the ones on the old model
      mapoftazifosho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fiat-Dodge partnership?
      恩來
      Luxgen has already launched one MPV, one SUV and one Sedan in Taiwan. This company also have full electric car in collaboration with AC propulsion.
      詹宇揚
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is from taiwan is luxgen
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