Hongqi’s cheapest luxury compact SUV HS3 pre-sale starts in China

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This is Hongqi’s brand-new upcoming SUV called HS3. It was unveiled earlier at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show and will launch on July 17. Only a 1770 yuan (244 USD) deposit is required to make a reservation. Hongqi HS3 will fill the brand’s current product vacancy in the compact SUV market segment and might be the brand’s cheapest SUV model when launched.

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In terms of appearance, the headlight group adopts a refreshing C-shape and the front face has a large polygonal grille decorated with Hongqi’s iconic vertical nine bars. And of course, the Hongqi logo extends from the engine cover to the front grille.

The rear comes with a roof spoiler and high-mounted brake lights. The taillight group runs across the entire rear. The lower part is decorated with chrome-plated strips.

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Positioned as a compact SUV and below the current Hongqi HS5, the size of Hongqi HS3 is 4655/1900/1668mm, and a wheelbase of 2770mm. Customers can choose from six exterior colors, including white, gray, black, white + black roof, green + black roof, and blue + black roof. It also comes with a panoramic sunroof.

From the side, the roof has luggage racks. The blackened pillars create a suspended roof effect. The car runs on five-spoke petal shape rims.

The interior is equipped with a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, a 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel, and a 12.6-inch vertical central control screen. Depending on the model, other interior features include keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, and 253-color ambient lights.

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The center console has two wireless charging pads and two cup holders.

Additionally, Hongqi HS3 offers a 5-seater layout. The front seats can be electronically adjusted and support heating/ventilation.

Two powertrain options are available:

  • 1.5T engine + 7-speed wet DCT: maximum power = 124 kW, peak torque = 258 Nm, 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time = 9.9 seconds, top speed = 195 km/h.
  • 2.0T engine + 8AT: maximum power = 185 kW, peak torque = 380 Nm, 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time = 7.2 seconds, top speed = 220 km/h.

Source: IFeng, DongCheDi

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