Here are more details of Taiwanese brand Luxgen’s second model, the Luxgen7 SUV. A big SUV that has the same footprint as a Porsche Cayenne (4.8m long, 1.93m wide) but taller, the Luxgen SUV has plenty of presence, if not beauty. The fussy front design could have been inspired by the Peugeot 3008 – with the same elements in the same position!

Curiously, the press release makes no mention of the engine, so we presume that under the hood is the 175 bhp/255 Nm 2.2-litre MEFI Turbo engine from their earlier car, the Luxgen7 MPV. The Aisin sourced transmission is a “10-mode” 5-speed automatic with tiptronic. This is combined with the SUV’s 3-mode 4WD system, which shuffles torque between axles on-demand.

Inside you’ll get premium leather seats, airline style head restraints with ventilation, electronic massage, lumbar support, Clarion audio system and JBL speakers. Most noteworthy is the anti-theft driver seat which slides and leans itself to the front to rest against the steering wheel when the driver locks the car, making it harder for thieves. There’s also a powered tailgate.

Also included is a Think+ on-board computer system (developed by HTC) which offers video, audio entertainment, telecommunication, GPS, personal safety and visual assistance systems. The latter consists of Eagle View+ (a 360 degree surveillance system), Side View+ (blind spot monitoring system), lane departure warning and night vision. Safety equipment such as dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist are standard. Side and curtain airbags and ESP are optional.

Prices start from NTD 838,000 (RM86,000) to NTD 1,148,000 (RM118,000) in Taiwan. High res images after the jump.

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