Beijing: Youngman Lotus T5 could become Proton’s new SUV image

Youngman Lotus has officially presented to the public its latest creation, the T5, during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China.

Even if there is no official word on this from the automaker just yet, the Youngman Lotus T5 is rumored to become Proton’s new SUV, and the T5, which made its debut at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, is based on the Proton Gen-2 platform, sharing the same 2,600 mm wheelbase. The Youngman Lotus T5 is actually a pre-production vehicle which is underpinning a new model that hopefully won’t come with the front-wheel drive layout.

The all-new Youngman Lotus T5 will get a choice of two engines once it will go on sale in China, which is expected to happen at the end of this year, both of them displacing 1.6 liters, coming as the Campro CPS and the turbocharged CFE. The Campro units are made in China under license and Proton is getting paid for this. A new Proton crossover, which might hit the market based on the Youngman Lotus T5, was brought into question by Datuk Seri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin, who said that the Chinese-British joint venture and Proton might become the “basis” for this new vehicle.