When in Changchun I went to the auto show, ate a lot of greasy lamb, and walked through town looking for old Hongqi cars. I found a many, most of the Audi-based kind. Without further delay: the red car is a very early Hongqi CA7220AE Xinxing (New Star) in a rare red color.
New Spy Shot of the production version of the Honqi LS5, the first SUV for China’s famous Hongqi brand. The LS5 looks very good in green, clearly showing the interesting design of the roof, with a lot of body above the window line.
This big beauty is the Hongqi L5, the most expensive Chinese car. It costs five million yuan or $760,000. Hongqi, Red Flag, is oldest automaker in China. They are famous for their enormous state limousines and parade cars. The L5 pays respect to this heritage. Design is retro-modern and inspired by the majestic Hongqi CA770 state limousine.
This is the new FAW Besturn B50 sedan, with an interesting line running from the grille over the light to the door handle. The new Besturn B50 will be launched on the Chinese car market in August, priced from 90.000 to 120.000 yuan. The white car on the first photo is the sporty RS model.
The List of Changes (LoC) is long: at the front: new headlights, heavier chromed bars in the grille, a new bumper with a proper license plate area, a new lower bumper with a larger air duct and a prominent skid pad. At the middle section: new mirrors, wider side bars, a more pronounced chrome line above the windows, and larger wheels with new alloys. The rear: the rear door now ends above the bumper, instead of in the bumper, a new bumper, taller taillights, a new lower bumper with new exhaust pipe tips, and LS5 and Hongqi badges. The interior: completely new.
The FAW Besturn X6 SUV concept was unveiled in the Beijing Auto Show, showing off an impressive grille, sharp cut headlights, and a very rounded greenhouse. The X6 previews a future mid-sized SUV that will be launched sometime in 2018.
The FAW Besturn X4 SUV concept was unveiled in the Beijing Auto Show, showing off a completely crazy grille, LED-stripped lights, and a bright orange paint job. The Besturn X4 previews a new compact SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of 2017.
The facelifted Hongqi H7 has been launched on the Beijing Auto Show. The extensive facelift includes a giant shiny new grille, new headlights, a new bumper, a new rear bumper, new taillights, and a new boot lid. The interior didn’t change.
The Hongqi S-Concept has been launched on the Beijing Auto Show, looking big ‘n badass in black with a huge shiny grille and full LED lights. The S-Concept previews a future mid-size SUV that will be positioned below the upcoming Hongqi LS5 SUV.