Chinese rival Audi and Mercedes got a price tag

Chinese rival Audi and Mercedes got a price tag

August 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

For many years, the Chinese brand Hongqi has been making small-scale luxury sedans for the needs of local officials and party leaders, but a couple of years ago it was decided to mass-produce cars for the whole world.

The model range of the brand currently includes business-class crossovers and sedans, whose cumulative sales in the first 7 months of 2020 amounted to 75.6 thousand units, which is twice as much as a year earlier. Hongqi managed to overtake even Volvo in popularity.

The latest novelty of the “Red Banner” is a luxury sedan with the H9 index, the cost of which has become known only now. The novelty, made in the corporate style, has a length of 5.14 meters and was created with the participation of not someone, but ex-Rolls-Royce designer Giles Taylor.

The interior of the model turned out to be very solid, made in accordance with the status of the model, the chairs and panels are trimmed with genuine leather. For a surcharge, you can order “captain” seats in the second row.

The Hongqi H9 is based on a rear-wheel drive platform. Gasoline engines – four-cylinder 2.0 liters (252 hp) or six-cylinder 3.0 liters (283 hp) Both are combined with a 7-speed robotic gearbox.

In the database, the novelty is offered for sale for 310 thousand yuan, but for the top-end performance, buyers will have to pay at least 540 thousand yuan. The closest competitors of the new Hongqi will be the sedans Audi A6, Cadillac CT6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class or Lexus ES – some of these models are available in extended versions especially for China.