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.
This is the new Hongqi L6 VIP mini bus concept, launched on the Beijing Auto Show and tucked away in a far corner of the First Auto Works booth. The L6, code named T503, will see production next year. Target customers are the government, airport taxi companies, and top end hotels.
The Hongqi B-Concept has been launched on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show in China, sporting a massive hexagonal grille and the Hongqi ‘Red Flag’ ornament on the hood. The B-Concept previews a future mid-sized sedan that will be positioned below the Hongqi H7.
The very first Spy Shots of the facelifted Hongqi H7 sedan for China. It will debut on next week’s Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese auto market in Q4. The facelift includes a new grille, new bumpers, new head lights, and a new boot lid.
An incredible beautiful black Hongqi CA771 sedan, Spotted in China at a car repair shop in Shunyi District, with many thanks to reader Maxi for showing me the way. It is very rare to meet a Hongqi in the wild like this. Most are now locked up in museums and private collections.