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China Car History: The Hongqi CA72 E1 Prototype

November 13, 2017 by Joey Wang

Hongqi CA72 E1

Today we take a good look at the beginning of the development of the Hongqi CA72 state limousine. The CA72 was the very first Hongqi-branded car, 198 examples were made from 1959 until 1965. The development of the CA72 started in early 1958, and Hongqi build five prototypes in about a year.

The prototypes were numbered 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 5E. This post is about 1E, featuring a design that was so wild one could almost call it a concept car.

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Hongqi H5 Sedan Is Ready For The Chinese Auto Market

November 8, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Hongqi H5

A flock of new photos of the Hongqi H5, a new mid-size sedan for China’s famous Hongqi (Red Flag) brand. The final production version of the H5 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show next week and launch on the Chinese market just before year’s end.

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New Official Images Of The Hongqi H5 Sedan For China

August 11, 2017 by Joey Wang

New photos of the Hongqi H5, a new mid-size sedan for China’s famous Hongqi (Red Flag) brand. The H5 will launch later this year, price will start at a steep $30,000. The H5 is based on the Mazda 6 Atenza that is made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture. FAW, or First Auto Works, is also the owner of Hongqi.

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New Photos Of The Hongqi LS5 SUV For China

July 26, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi LS5

New photos of the Hongqi LS5 SUV, looking great in white with the shiny grille and black A-pillars. Sad news: we have since understood that the Hongqi LS5 is not intended for the general market and will only be produced in small numbers for top government, party, and army officials; pretty much like the Beijing Auto BJ90.

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This Is The New Hongqi H5 Sedan For China

May 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H5

Hongqi has released official images of the production version of the new Hongqi H5 sedan. The H5 debuted on last month’s Shanghai Auto Show and will hit the Chinese car market soon. It comes with an impressive and very shiny grille, and the red flag ornament stands proudly on the bonnet.

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Spy Shots: The Hongqi H5 Is Almost Ready For China

May 5, 2017 by Joey Wang

Hongqi H5

Spy Shots of the Hongqi H5, showing that the new sedan is almost ready for the Chinese car market. The H5 debuted on last month’s Shanghai Auto Show and will hit the market next month. It looks rather good in this gray color scheme, with gray wheels and with the enormous grille up nose.

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Hongqi H5 Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H5 Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

The new Hongqi H5 has been unveiled on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, sporting the red flag ornament on the bonnet, an enormous shiny grille in typical Hongqi style, and even more shine in the bumper. The Hongqi H5 is the production version of the 2016 Hongqi B Concept.

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Hongqi U-Concept SUV Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi U-Concept SUV Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show

The brand new Hongqi U-Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, sporting the red flag ornament on the bonnet, an enormous grille in typical Hongqi style, mean looking headlights, and a heavy front bumper.

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Spy Shots: First Interior Photos Of The Hongqi HS7 SUV For China

March 23, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: First Interior Photos Of The Hongqi HS7 SUV For China

New Spy Shots of the Hongqi HS7 SUV, the production version of the Hongqi S-Concept. Today we get a good look inside, and we see a classy interior with loads of leather, some shiny, and some wood. The instrument panel is digital and there is space for a large (12 inch?) touch screen in the middle.

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Oh The Horror; Hongqi To Make An SUV Based On The Besturn X80

February 17, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Oh The Horror; Hongqi To Make An SUV Based On The Besturn X80

Things look bad for Hongqi as they stand now; the company really sells just one car and bar some government agencies nobody buys it. A very sad fate for this great and famous brand. Hongqi however is trying to turn the tide around with a tidal wave of new cars, including a bus, two sedans, and two SUVs.

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