Hongqi is an iconic brand best known for its large state limousines for politicians and wealthy business people. When the first Hongqi L5 sedan debuted in 2014, it was the most expensive Chinese car. The price was 5 million yuan ( $760 000). Hongqi is also one of the oldest Chinese automakers and is connected with the country more than others. The Hongqi in English means Red Flag, and the brand is perceived almost as patriotic. Also, the automaker claimed the Hongqi characters on the 2014 L5 rear are in Mao’s handwriting.
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The Hongqi H9+ is a new stretched limousine based on the Hongqi H9 sedan. It comes in various duel-tone color schemes and with a very luxurious and arty farty interior. The H9+ will hit the Chinese car market soon, and Hongqi has also developed a variant for the government.
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China’s iconic Hongqi brand is best known abroad for their ultra large state limousines. But in China, Hongqi is reinventing itself as a luxury EV brand. Partially, that is, for the company still launches new gasoline slurpers too.
Their latest new car is another EV, with the catchy name E-QM5. It rolls of the tongue so smoothly, does it not..? Hongqi The E-QM5 sure is a daring looking machine. It sits low to the ground, with swooping lines and a long wheelbase. The traditional Hongqi grille has been interpreted nicely for 2021, and the lights are brilliant.
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In China, the government’s term “New Energy Vehicle” covers three categories: electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) and Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Cars in these categories are eligible for the various government subsidies and perks. China’s efforts considering EVs and PHEVs are by now familiar, but at the same time there is a less visible but very real FCEV endeavor going on as well.
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The very first spy shots of the upcoming Hongqi L5 testing in China. The Hongqi L5 debuted last month on the Shanghai Auto Show, it is the third car in Hongqi’s L-Series, after the giant Hongqi L9 (aka CA7600L) and the slightly shorter Hongqi L7.
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The Hongqi L5 has debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show. It is the third car in Hongqi’s L-Series, after the giant Hongqi L9 (aka CA7600L) and the slightly shorter Hongqi L7. The L9 and the L7 are both powered by a V12, while the L5 will likely get a V8. The Hongqi L5 is also a bit shorter than the L7.
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New spy shots from the Hongqi L7 limousine testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market later this year, but only for the government, private buyers will only be able to get one in 2013. Power will come from a 6.0 V12 with 400hp and 580nm, and that seems barely enough to move the 3.15 ton L7 forwards any fast.
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