The best spy shots so far of the upcoming Hongqi sedan, codenamed C131. Hongqi, Red Flag, is a brand from First Auto Works (FAW). The C131 is based on the Audi A6L from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture but has a completely different body work. Production of the C131 will start in December this year, it will be listed in the first half of 2012.
Debut most likely at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Engines are all from Audi: 2.0T, 2.5 V6 and 3.0 V6. The Hongqi C131 is meant to compete with the Benz E, BMW 5, Volvo S80 and… the Audi A6L indeed.