Spy Shots: Hongqi H7 naked in China

Published on April 2, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Hongqi H7

The very first spy shots of an all-naked Hongqi H7, in black for sure, the color of government-power in China! The Hongi (Red Flag) H7 will debut at the Beijing Auto Show later this month and is meant to compete with such fine cars as the Audi A6L, the Benz E-class, BMW 5-series and Volvo S80.

Hongqi H7

The Hongqi H7 is based on the platform of the Toyota Crown that is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture, FAW is also the proud and slightly desperate owner of the Hongqi-brand. Engines: Sohu.com reported in March there would be two: a FAW-developed 1.8 turbo and a Toyota-sourced 2.5 V6. Until then however we always heard there would be three engines: a FAW-developed 2.0 turbo and two V-sixes from Toyota: 2.5 and 3.0, these engines also power the Crown. Today’s report is back to 2.0/2.5/3.0.

Hongqi H7

Hongqi H7

This seems to be the 2.0 turbo. The Hongqi-name written on the back in Mao’s handwriting.

Hongqi H7

Interior very nice, wood and chrome, materials seem good enough for a Hongqi, but will it be good enough to tackle the mighty Audi A6?, which by the way is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint-venture.

Via: 163.com.


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  1. kael- April 2, 2012 Reply

    it will looks much more sophisticated and cool if they work more on the lights and the grill.
    the head lights are really ugly ( need to be a bit more aggressive )
    for the rest it looks fine indeed….a touch of LED will be welcome

  2. brock- April 3, 2012 Reply

    it seems old…

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