You probably didn’t know that Taiwan has a car manufacturing firm! Well, they do. It’s called the Luxgen, they’ve been around for a while and even launched an MPV vehicle which was introduced to the world at Dubai Motor Show. Now they’ve come up with this SUV, or LSUV as they call it, which is still suspiciously MPV-like!
Despite being called the Luxgen7, it’s a five-seater car, but measuring at 4.8 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.76 meters in height, it offers an spacious interior with a modern dashboard which has a neat and lux design. It’s a good job that the car has a nice interior, because the exterior is not what you call pretty!
So you better spend most of your time inside the car where you get an intelligent 10-mode, 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting function. The car also features intelligent 3-mode 4WD system, and a sophisticated power tailgate system which can be configured to open partially in order to prevent collision when parked in confined spaces such as an underground parking lo.
But the car’s coolest feature should be the anti-theft seats! Here’s how it works: 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. It’s actually a great idea!
Safety features of the Luxgen7 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.
As for the convenience features, you get 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.
There is also an onboard computer system (called the Think) 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.
Pricing for this car is between NTD 838,000 to NTD 1,148,000. No idea how much is that in Euro or Dollars!