Luxgen is making its move into the growing ASEAN market – it has announced that it will be attending the Vietnam Auto & Petrol 2010 expo set to be held at the Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition & Convention Center from June 23rd to June 27th 2010.

The usual suspects will be there – the LUXGEN7 MPV and the LUXGEN7 SUV but what’s interesting is that Luxgen says it will be exhibiting a full electric vehicle, the LUXGEN EV, which was first shown in Dubai.

The LUXGEN EV is basically a LUXGEN7 MPV kitted out to run on electric power. It was developed together with American company AC Propulsion and uses a 180kW (240hp) motor with 265Nm of torque.

The motor is backed by lithium ion batteries. 0 to 100km/h takes 8.6 seconds and the vehicle has a top speed of 145km/h. Range on a single charge is quoted at about 350km but interestingly this is achievable only at a fixed speed of 40km/h so expected a normal combined driving cycle to use much more battery power.

“We are delighted to confirm our participation at this year’s show. LUXGEN has successfully built up a high level of global awareness by attending the 10th Dubai International Motor show, and Vietnam will be a great opportunity for us to further showcase our technology-oriented brand positioning to the Southeast Asia market,” says LUXGEN CEO Mr KC Hu.