2011 Luxgen7 SUV – Click above for high-res image gallery
First came the Luxgen7 MPV, now comes the Luxgen7 SUV from Taiwan's first passenger carmaker. The Luxgen7 SUV is as wide as a Mercedes-Benz M-Class, but about about a half-inch longer, and touted as having the "largest exterior dimensions in its segment" and a "coupe-like profile" (*ahem*).
Styling aside, its most compelling attributes might be the Think+ infotainment system and a host of features seemingly cribbed from a Mercedes order book, including optional night vision, blind-spot monitoring, and a lane departure warning system. On thing the Three-Pointed Star doesn't have, though: an anti-theft system that automatically slides the driver's seat forward and leans it against the steering wheel to thwart would-be thieves. Take that!
The Luxgen7 SUV ranges in price from NTD 838,000 ($25,831 U.S.) to NTD 1,148,000 ($35,386 U.S.). You can read all about it in the presser after the jump, and have a few looks at it in the gallery of high-res photos below.
LUXGEN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST HI-TECH LSUV
- Largest exterior dimensions (4800mm x 1930mm x 1760mm) in its segment
- Intelligent powered tailgate and exclusive anti-theft sport seat as standard equipment
- Four visual assistance systems supported by a powerful "Think+" onboard computer
Taiwan's first passenger automobile brand LUXGEN is steaming ahead with the launch of its second model the LUXGEN7 SUV. After the unprecedented success of its debut model, the LUXGEN7 MPV, which received comprehensive media coverage during the world debut at the Dubai motor show, achieved phenomenal sales volume which surpassed the sales volume of the entire Hyundai brand in Taiwan and became the first automobile ever to win the prestigious Taiwan Excellence Award. LUXGEN has poured everything it stands for to create the next new LUXGEN model - the LUXGEN7 SUV.
The LUXGEN7 SUV represents a milestone in vehicle design. The distinctive wing-shaped chrome nose trim and cascading grille express both power and confidence; meanwhile, its coupe-like profile and upward sweeping beltlines convey a sense of dynamic motion as well. Measuring at 4.8 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.76 meters in height, the LUXGEN7 SUV is also among the largest in its segment while maintaining elegant and svelte proportions.
In order to offer an impressively solid body structure, the LUXGEN7 SUV adopts the Multi-H floor structure and HRSS High Rigidity Safety Structure to achieve a flat and spacious interior floor and excellent level of impact-resistance characteristics. For the powertrain, the LUXGEN7 SUV comes equipped with an intelligent 10-mode, 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting function co-developed by world's famous automotive transmission manufacturer Aisin for responsiveness, efficiency and driving enjoyment. LUXGEN7 SUV's intelligent 3-mode 4WD system can actively divide engine torque between the front and rear axles based on the road condition and driver input.
In order to facilitate the cargo access, the LUXGEN7 SUV is the only vehicle in its segment to be equipped with the intelligent power actuated tailgate as standard equipment. The intelligent power tailgate can be configured to open partially in order to prevent collision when parked in confined spaces such as an underground parking lot.
The LUXGEN-exclusive anti-theft sport seat is another standard equipment to demonstrate LUXGEN's attentive consideration for its owners. When drivers press the button on the anti-theft seat for three seconds before locking the doors with the remote control, the anti-theft system will activate by sliding itself forward and leaning against the steering wheel to deny unauthorised access of the vehicle.
In terms of the interior design, the LUXGEN7 SUV uses the premium leather seat with airline first class style surrounding head restraints together with the available heating, ventilation, electronic massage and lumbar support adjustment functions to ensure utmost comfort anytime. In addition, the Hi-end Clarion audio system and JBL speakers provide premium sound quality and surreal vocal reproduction to music lovers.
In the LUXGEN7 SUV, safety is the utmost priority. Standard safety equipment includes dual front SRS airbags, ABS Antilock Braking System, BAS Braking Assistance System, EBD Electronic Brake Distribution system. Furthermore, dual side protection airbags, dual side curtain airbags, ESC Electronic Stability Control, TCS Traction Control System are also available options.
The Think+ onboard computer system which offers video and audio entertainment, telecommunication, GPS navigation, personal safety, owner exclusive and system settings functionsare complemented with four advanced visual assistance systems including Eagle View+ (a 360 degree surveillance system), Side View+ (Blind Spot Monitoring System), LDWS+(Lane Departure Warning System) and Night vision+ (high sensitivity night vision enhancement system) offering unparalleled functionality.
The LUXGEN7 SUV is available in five trim levels at prices ranging from NTD 838,000 to NTD 1,148,000.