Youngman are busy trying to buy Saab yet again, but their own car project has not been held back. Proton signed a deal to supply Youngman with parts, platforms and cars to develop their own brand which was originally called Europestar but swapped over to the Lotus name. Youngman’s involvement with Lotus/Proton has obviously moved on a step with the company rapidly pushing forward to build their own range with the help of Lotus’ previous APX Crossover.
The APX based SUV has been spotted out numerous times either via patent leaks or real world testing, but this is the first time we’ve been able to get a proper look at the forthcoming beast. The APX was set to be a Cayenne fighter with a V6 Turbo engine, but the Youngman version will be a little more sedate with the choice of 1.8L to 2.4L engines according to Chinese media press guesses.
From certain angles these leaked pictures show that the Youngman APX is a unique looking beast, although it does have some influences from certain other vehicles, a hint of Ford Edge around the front, some Cadillac SRX in the side but overall – it looks great.Pricing is expected to be from 120,000rmb and rising when launched, although we could bet a a guess and say it could potentially be from 150,000rmb and up.