A beautiful black Hongqi HQ3 sedan, Spotted in China in the Sanlitun area in Beijing by Reader Joachim C., thank you for the pictures! The impressive Hongqi is fitted with even more impressive Bentley alloys, close-up:
Fake alloys of luxury brands are very common in China, with Bentley being exceptionally popular. This particular alloy is widely available for only 1800 yuan or $290. When that is too cheap Bentley fans can go for a more upmarket set for a hefty 4999 yuan, and so there are many more.
The Hongqi HQ3 was manufactured from 2006 until 2010. It was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta that was made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of Hongqi. The HQ3 was available as HQ300 with a 3.0 V6 and as HQ430 with a 4.3 liter V8.