Over in China, a report says that a Proton SUV – supposedly based on the Lotus APX concept – will see the light of day in that market possibly sometime next year, through the Youngman brand. The APX made its debut in Geneva five years ago, but never went into production form.

The China Car Times – which has spyshots of the said vehicle – speculates that the Youngman SUV is not expected to sport a 3.0 litre V6 like that seen on the APX, but rather wear a more sensible four-pot 2.0 to 2.4 litre mill for economical reasons.

The report also says that the Chinese motoring press is predicting that the vehicle will enter the market anywhere between 90,000 RMB to 140,000 RMB when it arrives, and further speculates that the vehicle might possibly appear in concept form at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December, ahead of a Beijing Auto Show launch in April next year.

Earlier in the year, a Youngman Europestar SUV – being developed together with Lotus Engineering – was spied in China, though that one is said to be based on a GEN2 platform. Wonder exactly how different both are.