It is interesting that only in the spring of 2020 at the Shanghai Auto Show exhibition the manufacturer presented a prototype of a new compact crossover. And now, after just a few months, we have a serial version of the Luxgen U5 crossover ready to embark on the conveyor of the joint venture Dongfeng-Yulong.
Parker Luxengen U5 is the younger, sister brother of the crossover Luxgen U6 Turbo (both models are based on the budget front-drive platform of the sedan Luxgen 3 ). And will please potential buyers with a very impressive and stylish appearance, as well as a modern interior, the main decoration of which is a huge 12-inch touchscreen color screen multimedia system.
The exterior design of the compact crossover body is really original, stylish and bright. Parker U5 is endowed with a team of designers with a mass of excellent parts: a solid-sized falshradiator grille with a rich chrome finish, teardrop headlamps, a sport front bumper with a bright aerodynamic body kit, a dome roof, an unusual feed with an original tailgate luggage compartment door and large triangular headlamps with LED Stuffing.
It is also worth noting the unconventional configuration of the railings, black-painted roof, racks and rear-view mirror casings, a solid plastic body kit around the body, protecting the front and rear bumpers, the edges of the wheel arches, the thresholds and the lower parts of the doors from minor damage.
- The external dimensions of the body of Luxgen U5 2019-2020 are 4395 mm in length, 1763 mm in width, 1594 mm in height, with 2620 mm of wheelbase and 175 mm of ground clearance.
- Compact crossover in the drive to the front wheels is standardly equipped with large 17-inch wheels (alloy wheels and tires 215/55 R17).
The salon of the new SUV was taken from the Luxgen 3 sedan. Here there is: a digital instrument panel, a multifunctional steering wheel with a rim-trimmed rim, a solid front panel and a huge center console, on which the 12-inch color touch screen of an advanced multimedia complex sprawled.
The driver’s and front passenger’s seats are set high, which provides a comfortable fit. In the presence of moderate rollers of lateral support of the hips and back, as well as anatomically correct profile of the back.
In the Chinese manner, the new LUXENGEN U5 SUV promises a rich basic equipment, which will include a multimedia device, air conditioning, front and side airbags, parking sensors, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. Rich complete sets of novelties will please owners of leather trim seats, keyless access to the salon and the engine start button, electric windows and mirrors, panoramic roof with a hatch, a system of circular view, climate control, assistant at the start of the hill, cruise control and other pleasant modern Options.
Specifications Luxgen U5 2019-2020. As mentioned at the beginning of our review, the new compact crossover is based on a simple front-wheel-drive platform with a traditional suspension scheme for the budget models (McPherson struts in the front, a torsion beam behind the rear), disc brakes with front vented discs, power steering electric.
The floor of the hood of the new SUV from the start of sales will be prescribed by one non-alternative gasoline 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine – a 1.6-liter engine (124 HP 153 Nm), working in a company with a continuously variable CVT.
However, it should be added that the manufacturer plans to install in the engine compartment and a more powerful gasoline engine with a turbocharger – 1.6 Turbo (167 hp 240 Nm) paired with 6 automatic transmissions from the French DS-6WR compact car company DS Automobiles, spun off into a separate brand from Citroen .