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.
July 26, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
May 5, 2017 by Joey Wang
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.
April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
March 23, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
February 17, 2017 by W.E. Ning
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.
December 26, 2016 by Joey Wang
The very first Spy Shots of a new Hongqi sedan, featuring a large grille and looks somewhat similar to the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The sedan is code named N501, it will be positioned between the Hongqi H7 and the Hongqi L5. The N501 will debut in concept form on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
December 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History and Spotted in China a beautiful black Hongqi HQ430 sedan, seen on a rainy day in easy Beijing. It was in super shape and carries a license plate from Jilin province with the ultra rare sequence of 9990.
The Hongqi HQ430 was a variant of the Hongqi HQ3 series, manufactured from 2006 until 2010. The HQ3 was based on the fourth-generation (S180) Toyota Crown Majesta.
November 16, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Today in China Car History the fourth prototype of the Hongqi CA774, once intended as the successor of the famous Hongqi CA770 state limousine. Six prototypes were made from 1972 until 1979 but the CA774 sadly never saw production.
At least four prototypes are still around. One stands in the Hongqi Museum in Changchun, another one in the museum’s warehouse, one used to be at the Dalian Classic Car Museum and now stands in the Beijing Classic Car Museum, and the fourth car stands abandoned on a parking lot on the Tsinghua University in Beijing, where I found it in a sad and sorry shape.