Never heard of it? Don’t fret, neither have we. The company that made it is based in Taipei, Taiwan, having being founded in 1984 in an alliance with Yamaha. 11 years ago, it received a $30 million investment into the Taoyuan facility.
That’s all we know for now, but we will be updating this story once we get a hold of a representative from San Yuan Design, which is the brand’s official name.
Now, the San Yuan Concept is an odd mix between a crossover and a two-door coupe. At a first glance, the styling seems to be original – don’t confuse ‘original’ with ‘nice’, though. But those who see it even ‘less appealing’ could say that it has some minor styling influences from the old Nissan Juke, Toyota CH-R and Mercedes-Benz, at the front, rear and inside, respectively.
Having a dual-screen setup in the cabin, for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, would have normally been the major eye catcher. However, in an attempt to shock, they went for a weird mix of red, white, gold and chrome, mixed together with blue ambient lighting and sprinkled with wood and carbon fiber-like trim. It takes a while to spot other main features, like the third screen used to control the HVAC or four-seat layout.
We don’t know what powers it, but the rev meter’s red line starts at 6,000 rpm, so that suggests it has a conventional gasoline engine, matched to an automatic transmission.
You could try to unravel some of the mystery by checking it out in detail in our image gallery below and tell us what you think about it.